Two of the attorneys on reverse sides of the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce case also represented the opposing sides in the 2019 divorce of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott.
Ted Billbe, one of many lead legal professionals for Bill Gates in this case, represented Scott in her divorce from Bezos.
Sherri Anderson, who’s on the group representing Melinda Gates, beforehand represented Bezos.

But that is not all these two divorces have in widespread: The {dollars} at stake in each settlements are staggering.

Bill Gates is ranked the world’s fourth richest individual by Forbes with an estimated internet value of $130 billion. Bezos, regardless of the hit his fortune took from his divorce settlement, is again on high of the listing with an estimated value of $194 billion. MacKenzie Scott, in the meantime, is now ranked twenty first with a internet value of $59 billion.
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The two attorneys also seem to make use of the identical workplace tackle in Bellevue, Washington, in response to their their websites, although the websites don’t listing them as companions or point out every others’ title. Court paperwork also listing a distinct tackle for Billbe.

Anderson’s web page says that she specializes in advanced divorces in Kings County, Washington, the place Seattle and lots of of its suburbs are situated, with an emphasis on circumstances involving substantial estates, inventory choices, enterprise valuations, worldwide or multi-state belongings, amongst different issues.

Billbe’s web site says “we often work in high asset cases,” and “cases with substantial family wealth,” in addition to these “involving business executives which present complicated compensation and deferred compensation issues.”

Both Anderson and Billbe also were listed as audio system at a Washington State household legislation convention final month. Anderson spoke about pre- and post-nuptial and group property agreements. Billbe spoke on finest practices in unwinding long-term relationships.


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