Settlement Reached in Dispute Over Lisa Marie Presley’s EstateMay 23, 2023 – Media Mention
Benny Roshan, Chair of the Probate, Trusts & Estates Litigation Group, shared her commentary with WealthManagement.com about the settlement that has been reached in the dispute over Lisa Marie Presley's estate.
The settlement in this case was reached reasonably quickly and before court involvement. According to Benazeer “Benny” Roshan, Chair of Greenberg Glusker's Trust and Probate Litigation Group in Los Angeles, “Squashing a family squabble early on should be the goal for any family.” When a family is famous and in the public eye, such as the Presleys, resolving family conflict without airing too much dirty laundry becomes even more prudent. “The manner in which the settlement was reached and announced (and terms kept confidential) was both elegant and expert. To quote Elvis: ‘I can't help falling in love’ with how this matter was brought to a conclusion,” Roshan added.
Although maintaining privacy from the prying public eye was likely a big reason, another potential reason for the speedy settlement “may have been evidentiary issues for Priscilla Presley and a potential need for Riley Keough to stand her ground,” explained Roshan. She went on the emphasize that the parties involved should be commended for reaching a settlement and says the settlement is “an example of what happens when a family uses love as a foundation for resolving a dispute.”