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Brit's Attorney Acknowledges He Can't Rep Her

2/7/2008 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ just received the following statement from Brit's attorney Adam Streisand:

"At the request of Britney Spears, Adam Streisand, a Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, met with her yesterday to discuss her legal rights in connection with the conservatorship over her person and estate. Following that meeting, Mr. Streisand learned that the court had issued orders that prevent Ms. Spears from retaining counsel of her own choosing, and on that basis, Mr.Streisand has decided he will not represent her at this time."

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31.

Lena Madrid    

#18 YES; ALL DAY!!!!

2365 days ago
32.

Golfergirl    

How much you want to bet that after meeting with her yesterday he saw for himself how mentally unstable she is. She probably talked to him using her wacky British accent. She also couldn't guaranty to pay his retainer because her dad and the co-conservator have control of her assets. This is good news.

2365 days ago
33.

Debbie    

They should actually in all reality be putting her back in the hospital for more treatment...........

2365 days ago
34.

Inspector Gadget    

Will not? No, CAN NOT.

How long before her shrink 5150s her again?

2365 days ago
35.

lover    

Smart move by Adam! Great publicity

2365 days ago
36.

PJ    

FINALLY!!!!! Common sense prevails......... at least for now.

2365 days ago
37.

Save Brit from Herself!    

Three things you do not want a mentally incompetent person to do #1 Spend money wildly, #2 Sign legally binding contracts, and #3 make the decision to leave a theraputic setting where they can get help! I am so glad that Pappa Spears went to the Hotel last night with legal papers and also told Adnan he better be payin! The Britney gravy train needs to stop or there will be nothing left for her children! Let's see how much her current lawyers will gouge her for.

2365 days ago
38.

Jean    

#26 Drucilla: Uh well let's see. A court appointed attorney with no mental health expertise thought Britney was sane enough to leave the hospital. Her doctor didn't! Does that answer your question? She should have never been let out of the hospital, and an attorney does not have the expertise when it comes to mental illness. California needs to change their laws in regards to this.

If anything bad happens to Britney or to an innocent person, that attorney who veteod the doctor's decision not to let her out will be held responsible.

2365 days ago
39.

Kate    

He knew he could not represent her the moment Jamie Spears was appointed the Co-Conservator late last week. He "represented" Britney over the weekend to get his name out there - nothing more... he knew he was in the wrong...

2365 days ago
40.

Gimme a break    

When I heard he would be representing Britney, I went on the Leob & Leob website and read his "resume". This guy seems to be pretty high profile, and well established in his field. I think he went home, talked to his wife, and decided he would have none of this circus. He definitely knew what the stakes were before today, Smart move, Streisand.

2365 days ago
41.

Esq    

Is Britney's attorney Ron Rale at Trope & Trope the same lawyer who repped Howard K. Stern, (see below from TMZ last year):

The lawyer for Smith’s mother asked Stern why his lawyer faxed a copy of Anna’s will five days before she died. TMZ obtained a fax cover sheet showing that Ron A. Rale, Stern’s lawyer faxed the will on February 3, 2007. Stern, who acknowledged the story had been reported on TMZ, first said the date on the fax must be a mistake. He added that he didn’t talk to Ron Rale about Anna’s will until after she passed.

...And this from earlier this week

In the declaration, Cohen says Ron Rale, a high-powered lawyer at Trope and Trope, "accused Mr. Spears of attempting 'nothing more than a hostile takeover of our client for improper purposes.'"

Do they specialize in victimizing troubled starlets?

2365 days ago
42.

Dan    


QUOTE:and on that basis, Mr.Streisand has decided he will not represent her at this time."

Uh..no...the court decided it..NOT Mr. Streisand...

in the limelight for 3 days and this guy's ego is over the moon..what an idiot..

2365 days ago
43.

anonymous    

Good...the last thing she needs is another idiot lawyer trying to control her life.

2365 days ago
44.

Jean    

33. How much you want to bet that after meeting with her yesterday he saw for himself how mentally unstable she is. She probably talked to him using her wacky British accent. She also couldn't guaranty to pay his retainer because her dad and the co-conservator have control of her assets. This is good news.

Posted at 3:23PM on Feb 7th 2008 by Golfergirl


Golfergirl #33, I completely agree with you. He probably saw first hand how out of it she is and realized he'd better stay away.

2365 days ago
45.

A-town girl    

I'm so happy for this new decision from Mr. Adam Frankenstein......He was only after the money anyway just like Sam has always been. I don't know who said it but someone earlier posted that we all knew she couldn't hire her own lawyer since last week. WHAT MADE HIM THINK HE WAS ABOVE THE LAW? Oh I know what it was ......HE WANTED THE REMAINING 40 MILLIONS THAT BRITNEY FORGOT TO LET SAM STEAL!

2365 days ago
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