New York lawyer Maimon Kirschenbaum is making celebrity chefs and restauranteurs sweat in court.
As first profiled by Grubstreet's Rebecca Flint, the story of Maimon Kirschenbaum is one reminiscent of David and Goliath. Kirschenbaum, 32, grew up on the Upper West Side, the son of Levana Kirschenbaum, the co-founder, caterer and chef of LEVANA gourmet kosher dining. Today he's working out of an office near City Hall, suing and winning major settlements from celebrity chefs like Mario Batali and continuing his work on cases to guarantee fair pay and working contracts for restaurant employees. Flint described Kirschenbaum in her May 24 article on Grubstreet.com as a polarizing figure: "Depending on your point of view, he's either a modern-day Robin Hood, fighting for workers' rights in a business full of corruption, or an ambulance-chasing bully determined to put the city's restaurants out of business." Read her entire profile on Kirschenbaum here.