New York Court of Appeals Hears Argument on Attempt to Undo Divorce Settlement Due to Madoff Investment

  • February 14, 2012

On February 14, 2012, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, heard argument in Simkin v. Blank, a case in which an ex-husband seeks to reform a years-old divorce settlement agreement and recoup millions of dollars from his ex-wife on the basis that one of the couples’ major assets was an account with now-revealed fraudster Bernie Madoff. ECBAWM partner Richard Emery argued on behalf of Laura Blank, the defendant’s ex-wife, a state employee. He was joined on the briefs by ECBAWM attorney Adam Pulver.

“Award From Madoff Fund Raises Issue of Finality of Divorce Pacts,” New York Law Journal
Watch the argument