As a boy, Bradley Scott Silverbush had a knack for breaking up schoolyard fights in his hometown, Syracuse. His strategy was simple: Collect $1 from the child who was about to be pummeled and split his winnings with the bully to end the dispute.
From these grade-school negotiations Mr. Silverbush acquired some valuable information. “I knew from second grade that I wanted to be a lawyer,” he said.
This guy is proud that he enabled a bully to shakedown a victim for a cut of the loot. Who knew there was a lawyer honest about what he does? My wife said he probably encouraged the bullies to get more dealflow.