The Latham, NY-based accounting firm alleges that Giuliani failed to pay them for conducting an appraisal of his business interests during his separation from his wife, Judith Nathan.
The lawsuit asserts that Giuliani had agreed to the payment before the services were rendered. The firm issued an invoice to Giuliani in February 2020, which remains unpaid. In addition to the original amount, BST & Co. CPAs, LLP is seeking approximately $15,000 to cover their attorney's fees. With interest, the total amount sought by the firm is around $25,000.
This is not the only legal dispute Giuliani is currently embroiled in. In September, his former attorney, Robert Costello, and his firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, also filed a lawsuit against him. They claim that Giuliani only paid $214,000 of the $1.6 million he owes in legal fees. Like BST & Co. CPAs, LLP, they are also seeking compensation for their attorney's fees and other costs associated with the lawsuit.
In response to the lawsuit, Giuliani expressed his disappointment in a written statement, saying, "I can't express how personally hurt I am by what Bob Costello has done. It's a real shame when lawyers do things like this, and I will say is that their bill is way in excess to anything approaching legitimate fees."
In an attempt to alleviate Giuliani's financial woes, Costello reportedly visited Mar-a-Lago, Trump's Florida residence, in August to persuade the former president to cover Giuliani's legal fees, according to CNN. However, Trump seemed uninterested in resolving his former confidante's financial difficulties. He did, however, agree to attend two fundraisers for Giuliani, and his political action committee, Save America, later paid $340,000 to Trustpoint, a data vendor.
In a bid to raise funds for his legal defense, Giuliani has listed his Manhattan apartment for sale. Initially priced at $6.5 million, the listing remains active despite a price reduction to $6.1 million.