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That’s Not a Real Cohiba

And Owen McKeon would know

In the late 1990s, during the height of the stogie boom, Owen McKeon managed a cigar shop in Boston. On more than one occasion he was approached by a salesman offering suspicious-looking Cohibas. But McKeon could spot a fake. No sale. And  little did he know that only a few years later, after he graduated from law school, he'd be a cigar counterfeiter's worst nightmare. McKeon, a commercial litigator at Newark-based Robertson, Freilich, Bruno & Cohen, is the guy cigar companies call when …

The Digger

An unhurried view of Roger Zissu        

One expects the office of a lawyer whose casework has involved some of the world's most iconic characters—Superman, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tarzan, Barney and the New Kids on the Block—to resemble a museum of pop culture, full of souvenirs from important cases and grateful clients. Roger Zissu's office at the United Nations Plaza is mostly void of such clutter, but one item catches the eye: A bug-eyed "Good Luck Troll," with its signature Don King-esque coiffure, naked but for a New York Giants …

Inside Joseph Tate’s Cocoon

Why clients feel safe there  

While many high-profile criminal lawyers relish their 15 minutes of fame when their face is pictured in the newspaper or on TV alongside a superstar client, for Joseph A. Tate, one of the country's top antitrust and white-collar litigation lawyers, such publicity signifies something has gone wrong. The reputations of Tate's clients, which include Fortune 100 giants, their CEOs, even the chief of staff to the vice president of the United States, are best preserved in anonymity. "My greatest …

An Appetite for Deduction

Five Columbus attorneys don’t mince words when moonlighting as restaurant critics

There’s a strange phenomenon in the craft of food writing: Many of the country’s most influential epicurean wordsmiths have made the jump from passing the bar to getting paid for dining at one.   The most notable examples of this profound career switch are Tim and Nina Zagat, the husband-and-wife publishers of the eponymous and ubiquitous restaurant guides. The Zagats were both high-powered New York attorneys before starting their empire, which now rates in its characteristic conglomerate …

So Sous Me

Chef knife in hand, Terry Monnie cooks for great causes

For Terry Monnie, it started with an appetite and a list.   In the 1970s, after his tour of duty in Vietnam, Monnie found a list of the top 10 restaurants in France and ate his way through half of them, including such temples of haute cuisine as Lucas Carton and Roger Verge’s Moulin de Mougins. Then he attacked Italy. By the time he returned home, Monnie was a well-traveled epicure.   After returning home, Monnie continued to seek out the best restaurants wherever he traveled, a pastime he …

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