02/19/2013 04:37 pm ET

Dialing Up Dollars For Divorce

hand holding american dollars...
hand holding american dollars...

Brendan Lyle, a bright, cheerful guy with a Crocodile Dundee accent, came here from Australia with a big dream and big ambitions. But unlike many newcomers hoping to make a splash in New York, his grand vision had nothing to do with Broadway, launching a tech startup or even driving a cab. No, Mr. Lyle wanted to invest in New York's most contentious divorces.

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