When Larry Robbins was a boy in the Chicago suburbs, his father, Sheldon, worked two jobs and wasn’t around much. If the young Robbins wanted to see him on weekends, he had to travel to Arlington Park, a nearby horse-racing track that his dad ran. During those Saturday visits, his father taught him how to handicap horses. One lesson: Know the horse and the race. Was the track dry or muddy? Did the horse win because he was fast or because the competition was lousy?
Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Madison Dearborn Partners LLC in its $1.6 billion purchase of hospital therapy provider Ikaria Inc. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP represented Hampton, New Jersey-based Ikaria.
Standing beneath an Alexander Calder mobile in an atrium filled with modern art, President Barack Obama said he’d like to “roam around a bit and check stuff out” in the home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley.
The heirs of American modernist artist Alexander Calder, the inventor of the moving sculpture known as the mobile, have accused his longtime confidant, the art dealer Klaus Perls, of defrauding his estate out of millions of dollars.
Last year, Marc Kaye suffered a cash shortage. He had tuition to pay at three colleges -- including Harvard and Columbia -- and his insurance business wasn’t generating enough commissions to cover the bills.