Post by danny burstein
Subject: Damn, that "Celino and Barnes" breakup is getting ugly
A lawfirm that saturates the northeast US.
The two partners recently had a _major_ divorce which
split the company and was very, very, vugly.
Small plane crash near Rochester, registered to Mr. Barnes - who's
a licensed pilot..
No official ID yet on the bodies...
Now known to be Stephen Barnes and his niece Elizabeth.
Reportedly they split up because Barnes objected to
hiring Cellino's daughter,saying it was nepotism
(though Barnes's brother and longtime girlfriend are
both partners at the firm).
Stephen and Elizabeth Barnes were heading to his
mother's 90th birthday party...now she and son Richard
(brother of Stephen and father of Elizabeth) will not
be in a celebratory mood.
The buffalonews.com site has multiple stories.
(Of the 53 lawyers,30 are going to Cellino Law and 23
to "The Barnes Firm",which Richard pledges is going ahead;
Cellino's daughters are joining Cellino Law,which gets
the Buffalo HQ office and the others in NY state except
for the NYC office which goes to Barnes).
800-888-8888 has been agreed to alternate which firm it
redirects to each week for the next 18 months,while
Cellino Law gets the number 800-555-5555 and Barnes
800-800-0000 ("eight hundred,eight million").
The split is scheduled for October 10th...the late
Stephen Barnes had already videotaped commercials for
his new firm.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.