Source: Jackson's mother retains his lawyer

June 28, 2009 11:37:46 AM PDT
The mother of Michael Jackson has chosen one of his longtime lawyers to represent the family's legal interests, a person close to the situation said Saturday. Katherine Jackson has selected L. Londell McMillan, of international law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf L.L.P, said the person, who requested anonymity because the matter is private. McMillan has represented Jackson in several cases in the past.

Since Jackson's death Thursday, the family has expressed concerns about whether Jackson had a will, and who was advising him in his final days. The family also wants to protect his entertainment interests, including his partial ownership of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

McMillan has represented Michael Jackson in several matters, including last year's resolution of a breach of contact lawsuit filed by a Bahraini prince. McMillan has had several high-profile celebrity clients, including Prince, and is the publisher of the Source, a hip-hop magazine.

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