Monday, December 28, 2009

Parsing the RRA Financials

Sofa

Last week Herb Stettin filed the RRA Schedules of Assets and Liabilities and Statement of Financial Affairs.

I was struck by a few things:

1. This 70-lawyer firm only took in $10 million in 2008 and 2009;

2. Kim Rothstein was employed by RRA at a salary of $45k; and

3. This was some wildly f&(ked up place.

You know how lawyers, particularly litigators, pride themselves on being good judges of character? They just know when a witness is not telling the truth, or being evasive, or when something is "not quite right."

Indeed, their self-worth as a lawyer is sometimes bound up with their inflated view of themselves as being able to "put the pieces together," find a seemingly meaningless clue in a document or a stray aside by a witness, and sleuth their way on a hunch, flop sweat, and good detective work to unraveling the key to winning a case.

Why didn't anyone at RRA do that with Scott Rothstein?

12 comments:

  1. Nurik's Fake ChoppersDecember 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Didn't suspect a thing.

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  3. Whatever happened to the ol' "Master of Disaster"- Alen Soven, Esq?

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  4. can't remember whenDecember 28, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    What ever happened to the "Flav-o-flav" of the Justice Building: Greg Sands?

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