Britney Spears is reportedly on the hunt for a new lawyer after her longtime lawyer Samuel Ingham resigned earlier this week.
The 39-year-old pop superstar has his sights set on leading lawyer Mathew Rosengart for the job, TMZ reported on Saturday.
Several sources claimed that not only did Spears want Rosengart to take charge of her case, but that she had already signed a document asking him to represent her.
New lawyer: Britney Spears, 39, wants celebrity lawyer Mathew Rosengart to represent her in her battle for guardianship following the resignation of her lawyer Samuel Ingham, TMZ reported on Saturday; seen in 2015 in LA
“As per my statement in open court on June 23, 2021, my rights and desire to end the aforementioned trusteeship over my father Jamie P. Spears is my desire to choose and retain my own lawyer, in Greenberg , Traurig, LLP as stated above, ”the document allegedly reads.
She would have signed her name as “Britney Jean Spears”.
Rosengart, who is a partner in his firm, has had a number of prominent Hollywood clients including Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck and his brother Casey, Sean Penn and director Michael Mann, among others.
The lawyer describes his specialties as “commercial, media and entertainment litigation and white collar advocacy” on his firm’s website.
He’s a highly regarded figure, especially in the entertainment world, and The Hollywood Reporter placed him on their list of Hollywood’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2021 in May.
It’s official: Britney has reportedly signed a document expressing her desire to keep Rosengart as a lawyer. He previously represented Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck and Sean Penn
Spears needs a new lawyer after his former lawyer, Samuel Ingham, resigned his post earlier this week.
Ingham will continue in office until the musician has another lawyer in place.
Sources familiar with her connections told TMZ he was submitting her resignation after Spears claimed in court that she was never told she could try to end her guardianship.
Ingham allegedly believed she had offered her this option on several occasions, but she was more focused on removing her father as head of guardianship.
So far, Rosengart has not officially agreed with Spears’ plans to represent her, although sources with knowledge of the matter say he will first work to remove Jamie as head of the Britney’s estate, before trying to end the trusteeship.
Bad blood: Longtime Spear lawyer Samuel Ingham resigned this week, apparently angry after saying he had not told her she could end her guardianship, which he denies in private
Plan of Attack: Rosengart is not yet on board, but if he takes the post he will try to remove Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, from guardianship before trying to dissolve her; seen in 2018
Spears’ portrayal reshuffle comes amid feuds between his father Jamie and co-curator Jodi Montgomery, who recently lambasted Jamie for trying to blame her for restrictions placed on Britney over the years.
In an excerpt from court documents obtained by People, Montgomery accused Elder Spears of spending “over $ 2 million of her daughter’s money” to advance her fight to remain her conservative.
Montgomery, an experienced curator with a degree in social protection, was brought in to co-manage Britney’s affairs in September 2019, when her father fell ill.
Jamie had previously complained that Montgomery had prevented him from speaking with his daughter, but she alleges that “Ms. Spears cut him … It’s her choice, not Ms. Montgomery’s”, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Montgomery remained in charge of Britney’s personal affairs, working as her “caregiver”, while Jamie still controls her $ 60 million fortune.
Dear: Britney Spears co-curator Jodi Montgomery blasted pop star father Jamie and also allegedly asked a judge to approve costs over $ 221,090, according to TMZ