LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas today cleared the way for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The ruling is a complete victory for Greenberg Glusker client Shelly Sterling.
Greenberg Glusker’s Managing Partner, Bob Baradaran, had high praise for the Firm’s trial team, which includes litigators Pierce O’Donnell, Bert Fields, Stephen Smith, Aaron Moss, Matthew Falley, Caroline Heindel, James Molen, Daniel Stone, Steven Stein and Elizabeth Sbardellati, and trust and estate lawyers Laura Zwicker, Marc M. Stern and Stefanie Lipson.
“Our team delivered an extraordinary result in a very short period of time, in a complex case that raised novel issues,” said Baradaran. “This ruling will enable our client to consummate the historic, $2 billion sale of the Clippers, which will benefit not only her, but the fans, players and entire Los Angeles sports community. Our hats go off to Pierce and to the entire team.”
Judge Levanas rejected Donald Sterling’s claim that his wife acted improperly in terminating him as co-trustee and entering into the sale, and ruled that the sale may be completed regardless of an appeal.
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