Who is Jason Rubin? Britney Spears wants California CPA to replace dad Jamie as conservator
The 39-year-old pop star's move to request a conservator of her choice came after Britney was granted permission to choose her own lawyer
Britney Spears wants her father Jamie Spears out as her conservator and replace him with California certified public accountant (CPA) Jason Rubin, according to a court filing by her lawyer Mathew Rosengart on Monday, July 26. A hearing for the petition to bring in Rubin to replace Jamie, who has been her conservator since 2008, is set for December 13.
The 39-year-old pop star's move to request a conservator of her choice came after Britney was granted permission to choose her own lawyer and following the star's emotional testimony last month in which she claimed that her father had been "abusive" with his conservatorship powers. If Rubin becomes Jamie’s replacement, the CPA will be handling all of the 'Toxic' singer’s estate, including $2.7 million in cash and $56.3 million in investments and real estate, He will also have the power of attorney over her healthcare decisions. He would also have the power to approve work related to Britney's music career such as signing up for TV Shows, performances and music videos. Britney and Rosengart also want Rubin to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders, according to documents viewed by TMZ.
Rosengart stated that the relationship between the singer and her father was no longer healthy. He said: “For more than thirteen years, Petitioner Britney Jean Spears has endured a conservatorship that, certainly as it concerns James P. Spears, has grown increasingly toxic and is simply no longer tenable. In addition to stripping his daughter of her dignity, autonomy, and certain fundamental liberties — Mr. Spears is also guilty of misfeasance or malfeasance warranting the imposition of surcharges, damages, or other legal action against him.”
Judge Brenda Penny, who is presiding over Britney’s case, has agreed to allow Bessemer Trust to resign from its role as co-conservatorship with Jamie Spears over the singer's estate. Judge Penny also signed an order allowing the popstar's personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, to remain in her role until October 8.
Who is Jason Rubin?
According to Rubin's LinkedIn account, he attended California State University in Northridge, where he graduated with a Bachelors’s in accounting. He went onto become a certified public accountant, along with several other certifications. His first job was as a Senior Litigation Services Consultant at Kellogg & Andelson.
"I have practiced as a Forensic Accountant and consulting expert full time since 1993, where I participated in hundreds of forensic investigations and litigation support engagements and when necessary been designated and testified as an expert witness," reads the profile. "My experience consists of complex matters involving securities litigation, criminal, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy, fiduciary and trust litigation, family law, employment law, insured reimbursement of claimed losses and other general civil complex litigation."
Rubin has been the president of Certified Strategies, Inc. since 2010. The company's website explains that they are made up of "professionals who understand and can deliver results to meet your forensic and investigative accounting, trust administration, and conservatorship needs." "We have been entrusted to administer over $250 million of assets,” Rubin wrote via his LinkedIn profile about Certified Strategies, Inc. “It is our goal to work with all parties that would result in effective and efficient administration of the estate assets by utilizing our expertise in business, financial, forensic accounting and related legal matters.”
Additionally, the company handles "white-collar crime investigations." He works alongside Maya Rubin, who has a history being a court-appointed trustee and conservator and is a bondable California Licensed Professional Fiduciary in Woodland Hills. Rubin also has experience as an estate manager. He has been part of the San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council since 2014. He was the president for the 2016-2017 year. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.