Meg Lodise Concludes Decade-Long Role as Guardian Ad Litem for Michael Jackson’s Children

In 2009, Partner Meg Lodise was appointed by Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff to serve as guardian ad litem for Michael Jackson’s children in the settling of their father’s estate. In this role, she initially advocated for the best interests of the performer’s two sons and daughter due to disputes over Jackson’s affairs, including the resolution of certain contracts proposed by the estate’s Special Administrators, but opposed in part by Jackson’s mother, Katherine. Lodise continued to represent the interests of the children after the initial dispute in connection with the ongoing administration of the estate until each child reached 18. Lodise’s status as guardian ad litem ended with Jackson’s youngest child, Prince Michael Jackson II (“Blanket” or “Biji”) turning 18 last month.