David Boies Settles on the Sherry-Netherland

David Boies—the famed trial lawyer who represented Al Gore in the contested presidential election of 2000, and counts Michael Moore, George Steinbrenner, Calvin Klein, and Harvey Weinstein as a few of his high-profile clients—has picked up a new apartment on Fifth Avenue. Boies and his third wife Mary paid $7.75 million for a 35th-floor apartment at the Sherry-Netherland. The couple snagged a healthy discount, too. The seven-room spread first went on the market for $9.95 million in April. [Cityfile, WBM]

• Olatz Schnabel, the estranged wife of Julian Schnabel who reportedly split from her artist husband last year, has closed on the purchase of a new home. The former model/actress and designer paid $5.5 million for a 4,256-square-foot townhouse at 38 King Street in the West Village. [Real Deal]
• It's been a year since Blackstone senior managing director Prakash Melwani paid $27.5 million for Christine Wasserstein's co-op at 1030 Fifth Avenue. Now Melwani has finally sold off his former apartment nearby. The three-bedroom co-op at 876 Park Avenue, which Melwani first listed for $7.895 in May, sold for $5.875 million to Greg Mondre, a managing director at the mega private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and his wife Alexandra, a managing director at Goldman Sachs. [Cityfile]