Who Is Mathew Rosengart – Lawyer of Britney Spears: Biography, Net Worth, Career
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Attorney Mathew Rosengart has represented Steven Spielberg and Sean Penn, and will now help Britney Spears in her conservatorship battle. In her attempts to force the termination of the strict legal arrangement controlling her life and career, Britney Spears has enlisted the help of a high-powered Hollywood lawyer.
Mathew Rosengart, 58, was confirmed as the singer’s new representative on Wednesday, attending the latest hearing in Los Angeles.
He replaces Samuel Ingham, the man appointed by the court in 2008 to serve Spears but who she criticised in June for not doing enough to help her end the conservatorship. Rosengart is expected to step up her attempts to do so and signalled his intentions to file the required paperwork.
Mathew Rosengart Biography
Mathew Rosengart's date of birth is not mentioned yet he looks at his 50s. He is a native resident of New York with regard to his nationality.
Mathew is a graduate of Boston College Law School. Later on, he attended Tulane University and earned a BA degree in 1984.
Mathew Rosengart is a renowned lawyer who is quite popular in the celebrity circle. He has handled several controversial cases of celebrities such as Seann Penn, Ben Affleck, Eddie Vedder, NBA player Jimmy Butler, and many more.
According to BBC, the princess of pop Britney Spears now can choose her own lawyer to end her controversial conservatorship case. She has hired none other than Mathew Rosengart.
Apart from working in the entertainment industry, Mathew was a federal prosecutor handling a wide range of cases from violent crimes to public corruption reported by Meaww.
What is Mathew Rosengart’s Net Worth?
It’s unclear how much Mathew Rosengart’s exact net worth is but if his salary is anywhere close to how much Ingham was paid, there’s no doubt he will be expensive. According to The New Yorker, Ingham’s most recent salary was $520,000 per year, which is almost $100,000 more than how much Britney is allowed to spend on her living expenses under her conservatorship. In comparison to Ingham’s $520,000 salary, Britney spent just $438,360 in 2019.
According to The New York Times, Ingham made $475 per hour, which more than the average rate, and billed 698.7 hours of work in 2019. Under her conservatorship, Britney also pays for her dad Jamie Spears’ lawyers. Jamie, who Britney is actively trying to remove from her estate, has been one of Britney’s conservators since her conservatorship was created. According to Forbes, court records from 2018 to 2019 reveal that Jamie’s law firm at the time, Freeman, Freeman and Smiley, charged Britney $170,000 for her father’s legal fees.
So while Rosengart’s exact salary from Britney’s conservatorship isn’t known, if these other legal numbers prove anything.
|Mathew has been recognized by the New York Times, Yahoo News, Newsweek, and ABC’s The View as “prominent,” a “legal powerhouse,” a “powerful litigator,” and a “legal warrior” who is “legendary” and “principled,” and he was also recently described by his client Sean Penn in a New York Times article as a “tough as nails streetfighter with a big brain and bigger principles.”|
Mathew Rosengart’s Early Career
Rosengart is a partner at the law firm GreenbergTaurig, according to his LinkedIn. He has worked there since 2011.
For his undergrad studies, Rosengart attended Tulane University, where he made the dean’s list. He then graduated cum laude from Boston College law school.
From 1992 to 2000, the former federal prosecutor worked as assistant United States attorney and a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to his firm’s bio, while working at the DOJ, Rosengart "investigated and prosecuted cases of national and international significance ranging from violent crimes to public corruption, with substantial civil and criminal trial experience."
He serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and has been recognized as a top trial attorney by several publications.
Britney’s Conservatorship Dispute
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Mathew is the new lawyer of the celebrated singer Britney Spears.
There is buzzing rumors on Britney’s conservatorship dispute since 2019. The case was getting complicated, and she requested the judge she has the right to choose her own attorney to end the case. The judge has granted her request and decided in her favor.
Who Has Mathew Rosengart Represented?
Spears is not the first major celebrity that Rosengart has represented.
According to the New York Times, Rosengart helped Sean Penn win a defamation case against Lee Daniels in 2016 after the director, now 61, suggested to the Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that Penn, 60, had been physically abusive toward his first wife, Madonna.
The skilled attorney reportedly presented an affidavit from Madonna, 62, that refuted Daniels’ allegations. Penn recently told the Times that Rosengart is "a tough-as-nails street fighter with a big brain and bigger principles."
Rosengart has also represented Ben Affleck, Jimmy Butler, Steven Spielberg, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as lead counsel, Page Six can confirm.
Prior to a judge approving Rosengart for Spears’ case, a source told Page Six that the lawyer had "multiple conversations" with the "Lucky" singer.
"He has been keeping close tabs on her case for a while now and felt that her testimony last month was very compelling," the source said.
After the hearing, Rosengart told reporters that not only will he work to end the conservatorship and remove Jamie, 69, but added, "My firm and I are going to be taking a top-to-bottom look over what has happened over the past decade."
|Mathew Rosengart with client Winona Ryder in 2014. Photo Getty|
|Mathew Won A $14 Million Trial Against Gold Circle Films |
One of Mathew’s most noteworthy cases was in 2019, when he represented the New York hedge fund Sandton Capital in its trial against Gold Circle Films, which has produced movies like Pitch Perfect and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The production company had borrowed millions of dollars, and the debt was sold to Sandton. The hedge fund pursued a legal battle in 2015, with Mathew as its representative. A New York Supreme Court judge ruled against Gold Circle, and the production company was found to owe $14.1 million to Sandton, according to Variety.
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