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Adam Streisand

Partner  |  Sheppard Mullin



What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

My swift, strategic and surgical strategy that lead to victory for actress Elizabeth Hurley establishing her son’s right to inheritance under trusts established by American billionaire Peter Bing. Victory for widow of rock star Tom Petty in a ferocious battle with his daughters.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

As my grandfather used to say, “anyone can say he is Muhammad Ali. Someday you have to step into the ring and prove it.” Forget the marketing. Strive for excellence and the clients and tributes will come.

What is your favourite quote?

“Sometimes in nature, a lion bears an ass.” Abraham Lincoln. And as a result, I have had a long and prosperous career fighting inheritance battles.