Dickstein Shapiro Closure Heartbreaking to Name Partner's Daughter

Claudia Shapiro Taskier got the phone call on Wednesday at 6 p.m. that confirmed her father's law firm would close after almost 65 years in business. She had known the news was coming for months, if not years. "I’d had some time to think about it. It's heartbreaking for me," Taskier told The National Law Journal on Thursday night. "I'm very glad dad and Sidney [Dickstein] are not alive. They would have been heartbroken over what happened the last three years."

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  • Dickstein Shapiro Closure Heartbreaking to Name Partner's Daughter

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Claudia Shapiro Taskier got the phone call on Wednesday at 6 p.m. that confirmed her father's law firm would close after almost 65 years in business. She had known the news was coming for months, if not years. "I’d had some time to think about it. It's heartbreaking for me," Taskier told The National Law Journal on Thursday night. "I'm very glad dad and Sidney [Dickstein] are not alive. They would have been heartbroken over what happened the last three years."

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    By Katelyn Polantz

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    By C. Ryan Barber

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    By C. Ryan Barber

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    By Zoe Tillman

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