Monday, August 21, 2006

Death in the Family

The Nugget will be back full-speed soon, as I plan on starting back up this Monday August 28, so don’t worry. In the meantime, I have some awful news. Last week, attorney Craig Rieders (pictured) died suddenly and unexpectedly. He was only 46 years old.

For those of you who didn’t know him, Craig served as one of the lead bankruptcy counsel in the Enron securities class action, and many other cases in our field. Craig also served as bankruptcy counsel in several of my cases, and was a tremendously talented and street-smart attorney. I mediated a case with him last year with his assistance, and as anyone knows you can really get to know someone if you are in a room together for 12 hours. I can only imagine how devastated his family, friends, and colleagues must be, and I send my deepest sympathies to each of them. Whenever I saw Craig, he always had a new story or joke to tell, and he was always laughing and in a great mood. What a terrible terrible tragedy. I will miss him.

1 comment:

'Torey 'Bowen said...

Wow, I am shocked and saddened by Craig's death. We met eachother as teenagers during a Shabbaton sponsored by Rosedale. He was so sweet, funny and adorable and I've been searching the web trying to find his whereabouts. I'm so sorry to find this is the case. May he rest in peace and may he family find strength.