Kanye West Hires Melinda Gates' Former Divorce Lawyer for Kim Kardashian Case

Kanye West has hired yet another divorce lawyer, this time tapping into the same attorney who represented Melinda Gates in her multi-billion dollar divorce case with Bill Gates.

Sources with direct knowledge tell us Ye’s retained Robert Stephan Cohen of Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP as his sixth divorce attorney in the back and forth with Kim Kardashian. Interestingly enough, Cohen is based in New York, and the Kim divorce is in Los Angeles, so Ye’s also bringing on Nicholas A. Salick of Salick Family Law Group, APLC as his counsel in California.

Not only has Cohen represented Melinda, but he’s also had clients like Rupert Murdoch, Chris Rock, Athina Onassis and more.

TMZ broke the story, Kim filed for divorce in November, and a judge declared her legally single back in March, after she filed docs stating, “I very much desire to be divorced.” The couple still has to iron out custody and property details.

We know Kim and Kanye already had a prenup in place, so property shouldn’t be an issue. As far as custody, that seems to be settled too, as Kanye recently said Kim’s got the kids about 80% of the time and mostly raises them.

Kim and Kanye’s relationship has been a rollercoaster since she first filed, at times they’ve gotten along — hitting their kid’s events together — and at others, he’s attacked her on social media on everything from her relationship with ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson, to where their kids go to school.

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