NEW YORK Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lori Anne Douglass, a partner in New York City law firm Moses & Singer, said today that she will object to the latest accounting filed by the administrators of the Estate of Betty Shabazz, the widow of civil rights leader Malcolm X. Ms. Douglass, a member of the firm's Trusts and Estates Group, is the Court-appointed guardian ad litem representing the interests of Malikah Shabazz, one of Dr. Shabazz's daughters.
"The February 9 New York Times article touched on just a few of the troubles that have plagued Dr. Shabazz's estate and resulted in the Court's decision to appoint me," said Ms. Douglass. "When I was appointed guardian ad litem, ten years after Dr. Shabazz's death, there was not even an inventory of her belongings, which included an interest in the works of Malcolm X." Estate administrators have retained more than 6 law firms and filed at least 3 different accountings since 1997.
"While we have been trying to repair the damage, the latest accounting filed by the estate administrators is still not supported by the underlying financial records. I am working to preserve and restore the value of the Shabazz estate for Malikah's benefit and also to preserve the legacies of Dr. Shabazz and Malcolm X, not only for Malikah, but also for her five sisters – Attallah, Qubilah, Ilyasah, Gamilah and Malaak."
About Lori Anne Douglass
A former New York County Assistant District Attorney, Ms. Douglass handles complicated estate litigations in Surrogate's Court as well as family-related matters such as divorce and guardianship proceedings in Supreme Court. In addition to traditional estate planning, she handles uncontested estate administrations in Surrogates' Court and represents a number of not-for-profit foundations, family-owned businesses and mid-size corporations.
SOURCE Moses & Singer LLP