“To the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.” — Every pissed off former partner ever.
Everything that ends, ends badly. That’s true of law partnerships as much as anything. Partners split up, somebody takes the high profile clients, somebody else ends up holding a fish and a box of Renée Zellweger DVDs.
Today, we’ve got a partner who had a falling out with his former colleagues and took his bitterness to his grave…
The story on the New York Post’s Page Six documents hardcore butthurt:
Norman Sheresky, the prominent New York divorce attorney who died Oct. 19 from pneumonia, made a dying wish banning his partners from his former firm, Sheresky Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, from his funeral…
Sheresky had a dramatic falling out with them and left the firm in 2010.
I respect this. Nobody wants people who weren’t nice to you while you were alive crying crocodile tears at your damn funeral. In fact, here’s a tip to the trusts and estates lawyers out there: start telling your clients to put a guest list in their wills. It’s your (last) party, you should decide who gets their grieve on.
Ex-partner ban at lawyer’s funeral [Page Six / New York Post]