Saturday, June 10, 2006

Helmsley's Chef Duped In Real Estate Deal

From the Record/Herald:

Helmsley ex-chef's claim to fee disputed

Chef Dennis Sammarone may have offered his goodwill to set up a meeting between his former boss, Leona Helmsley, and a developer who bought an expensive tract in Fort Lee from her.

But that gives him no legal claim to a share of the $46.3 million deal, the developer's attorney argued in a Hackensack courtroom Friday.

"If you don't have a broker's license, you are barred from any attempts to collect a commission," said Stuart Glick, the attorney for developer James Bovino.
Sammarone was a longtime cook and a close friend of Helmsley's. His former boss's "difficult personality was virtually legendary," and she wasn't even taking Bovino's calls until Sammarone got involved, said the chef's attorney, Angelo Genova.
"You have one of the most successful developers in the region going to the [negotiation] table with a chef," Genova said. "Who is being taken advantage of? They duped him. They used him. They got what they wanted. And now they want to drop him like a hot potato."


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