Robert Stephan Cohen, who was an attorney for Melinda Gates, has been retained by Kanye West as a divorce attorney. Cohen is a seasoned legal professional with extensive experience in defending billionaires in divorce proceedings.
On Wednesday, a representative for senior partner at Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP revealed to Page Six that West had just hired him as a consultant for the rapper’s divorce proceedings with Kim Kardashian.
TMZ said West, 45, has kept attorney Nicholas A. Salick in California, where the case is being heard, even though Cohen is headquartered in New York.
Cohen, 83, discussed celebrity divorce proceedings in a profile published in 2021 Insider. According to Cohen, the process involved pulling financial statements, reviewing his client’s assets in detail, and conducting a 90-minute initial interview on the psychology of divorce settlement. .
Regarding the work he does for a living, the lawyer commented, “There is a terrible aspect, which is the dissolution of a marriage.” But on the other hand, we can kick-start people’s careers and give them a fresh start in life thanks to this.
Chris Rock, who has kept Cohen representing him in his divorce from Malaak Compton-Rock, his wife of 20 years, told the website that the lawyer’s calm presence helped him get through his time. challenging point in his life as he went through a divorce.
According to the 57-year-old comedian, divorce lawyers are like doctors in a strange sense. They need to have an approachable demeanor towards the patient. And most of all, Bob has a very calm demeanor. It gets you through and allows you to see the bigger picture. He sheds light on the events and circumstances of the scenario.
Cohen was involved in one of her most famous cases assisting Gates, 58, in settling her divorce from Bill Gates for an estimated $76 billion.
Cohen is West’s fifth attorney in this divorce, as the entertainment billionaire has gone through several rounds of attorneys to defend him over the past year and a half. Cohen was West’s advisor in this case.