Britney Spears's attorney says he's 'proud' of his work 'fighting for' the singer amid criticism over his legal fees

Britney Spears's attorney says he's 'proud' of his work 'fighting for' the singer amid criticism over his legal fees


Britney Spears's attorney is "proud" of the work he's done for the superstar — and he's going to keep fighting on her behalf.

A new documentary about the singer airs Monday — TMZ Investigates: Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom — and the website's had no shortage of dramatic headlines to tout it. One on Friday was about how Mathew Rosengart, who famously freed Spears from the 13-year conservatorship and has continued to provide legal representation to her, was been paid $4.2 million in legal fees since 2021. That sum reportedly "agitated" members of her team and resulted in Rosengart agreeing to work pro bono for the remainder of the case against Britney's dad, Jamie Spears.

"We are proud of our work ranging from the hard-fought suspension of James Spears in July and September of 2021 through the present and for fighting for Britney," Rosengart tells Yahoo Entertainment.

The former federal prosecutor, who Spears publicly credited with turning her life around, declined to comment further, but has a record of wins for the pop star. When she retained him in July 2021 — the first attorney she was able to hire herself in her decade-plus as a conservatee — he swiftly suspended Jamie as conservator after she publicly alleged conservator abuse. Within just four months, Rosengart was able to end the conservatorship completely.

The conservatorship ended, but Rosengart's legal work on her behalf has continued. He was victorious in getting the judge to rule that Jamie had to be deposed amid claims he abused and surveilled his daughter. He successfully fought Jamie's attempt to depose Britney. Rosengart has continued to investigate potential mismanagement by Jamie and Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group, the firm that provided business management services to Britney’s estate.

In the close to two years he's been her attorney, he's also represented her outside the conservatorship. Some of those things include: making the book deal for her upcoming memoir and her collaboration with Elton John on the song "Hold Me Closer." (The latter was her first new music since her 2016 album "Glory" after vowing not to perform music until she was freed from her conservatorship.) There are also other matters, including her prenup when she married Sam Ashgari in June, legal proceedings related to her first husband Jason Alexander crashing her wedding, investigative work, security issues, hearings and additional day to day things.

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