- Hunter Biden, 53, and his team of top lawyers are gearing up to fight his gun charges and have filed at least four lawsuits
- Lawyer and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz , 85, believes Hunter is spending around one million dollars per month on his legal team
- He pointed to how the top lawyers in New York and Washington charge up to $2,000 per hour for the main counsel
Hunter Biden is spending up to one million dollars every month on lawyers, according to legal experts.
They have been pursuing those allegedly involved in the dissemination of his notorious laptop which he abandoned. It contains a trove of sleazy – and possibly incriminating – material about the reformed crack addict’s antics.
He pointed to how the top lawyers in New York and Washington charge up to $2,000 per hour for the main counsel and the first son’s lead attorney Abbe Lowell would command a similar fee.
‘Today the top, top lawyers in New York and Washington bill at around $2,000 an hour for the main counsel and between $1,000 and $1,800 for other partners and the high hundreds … for young associates, Dershowitz told The New York Post.
The professor said Winston and Strawn Partner Lowell would charge Hunter towards the higher end of the spectrum.
‘I would say generally in the area of a million dollars a month,’ Dershowitz added.
‘It would be a high rough estimate of what it might run for all those cases together if they were being charged at commercial rates.’
Hunter is facing three felony charges that carry a maximum combined 25 years incarceration and $250,000 fine.
The first count is for lying on a 2018 gun purchase form that he was not an illicit drug user, and has a top sentence of 10 years.
The second count is for lying to the gun store about it, which could net him up to five years and third is for possessing the firearm while being an addict, which could land him another 10 years.
Hunter and his legal team have been involved in the heavy pursuit of those said to be involved in the dissemination of the contents of his laptop.
He sued former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and his one-time attorney Robert Costello on Tuesday.
The first son also filed a lawsuit against former White House aide Garrett Ziegler, whose nonprofit Marco Polo made most of the data from his laptop searchable online.
Hunter also decided this month to launch litigation against government agency the Internal Revenue Service which has deep resources.
He has also sued Delaware computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, who took possession of the laptop when Hunter left it.
It comes during his years-long legal battle with US Attorney David Weiss, whose investigation into him is ongoing after he was appointed to special counsel.
Hunter’s lead attorney is Lowell but he has employed at least three law firms for their expertise.
Giuliani claimed the fees could add up to ‘a couple million dollars this year’ and added ‘that’s not even gouging’.
In 2021, Hunter made his debut at a ritzy New York art gallery, where the sticker price clocked in on some of his amateur pieces at $500,000.
One single purchaser spent $875,000 on 11 of Hunter’s paintings- though the identity of that person is unclear.
The buyer apparently does not reside in New York and is listed as ‘out of state’ in purchasing documents.
The gallery received a 40 to 45 percent commission on the total $1,379,000 in sales.
Giuliani suggested the money for Hunter’s legal fees could be coming from super-rich Hollywood entertainment lawyer Morris.
Morris previously paid a $2million tax debt for Hunter and regularly lets him use his private jet.