Business of Law
Former Head of ‘Closed’ Yoss Office: ‘I Left Because I Wasn’t Getting Paid’
Posted Mar 3, 2011 4:42 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A Florida law firm that has been struggling since the suspension last year of founding partner Henry "Hank" Adorno was reported earlier this week to be closing its West Palm Beach office as part of a restructuring.
But the former head of that Yoss office, John Koenig, says he left to form a new firm for a different reason, reports the Daily Business Review in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).
"I left because I was not getting paid," he tells the publication. "We were not receiving paychecks for a while."
Koenig, who now practices at startup Koenig & Dinkin in Boynton Beach, also says rent at the West Palm Beach office of Yoss wasn't paid for three months.
Managing partner George Yoss said he was surprised by Koenig's comments, but otherwise declined to respond.
Additional and related coverage:
ABAJournal.com: "Report: Yoss Firm Is Struggling After Admittedly ‘Terrible’ January, Has Laid Off Some Lawyers"
ABAJournal.com: "Bar Survey Says Half of Responding Lawyers Saw Pay Cut, Nearly 20% Are Mulling Career Changes"
ABAJournal.com: "After Layoffs and Belt-Tightening, Law Firms Are Seeing Light at the End of the Tunnel"