John Mulaney hires a tough lawyer to expedite the divorce

John Mulaney has changed lawyers to speed up his divorce from his wife of seven years, Anna Marie Tendler – as his new girlfriend, Olivia Munn, prepares to give birth to their first child.

Page Six has learned solely that the comedian is now being represented by John Teitler, whose famously tough NYC law firm, Teitler & Teitler, is known for representing powerful Goldman Sachs executives and being involved in complex big-money marriage battles.

The firm represented former Matt Lauer’s ex-wife, Annette Roque, and Harry B. Macklowe’s ex-wife, Linda Macklowe.

Sources say Mulaney, 39, wants things to move faster as he and Munn, 41, get ready for their baby’s arrival.

“John wants to speed things up and get the divorce done,” a source said. “He’s becoming a father, so he switched to a new law firm with a reputation for being tough and efficient.”

He is personally represented by Teitler and Elizabeth White Bass, who did not return calls for comment.

John Mulaney smiles at Olivia Munn over breakfast.
Mulaney and Olivia Munn announced their relationship in June.
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Meanwhile, Tendler, 36, has hired family law attorney Eleanor Alter, who has an equally strong client list, including Mia Farrow (she represented the actress in her custody battles against Woody Allen), Madonna, Robert De Niro, John Lennon, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.

Alter’s company, Alter, Wolff & Foley, declined to comment.

Page Six exclusively revealed in May that Mulaney and his artist wife were getting divorced after his stay on rehab.

John Mulaney holds hands with Anna Marie Tendler on a red carpet in 2017.
Mulaney and Tendler married in July 2014.
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Sources told us that the Netflix star, who checked herself into rehab for 60 days last year after battling alcohol and drug abuse, filed for divorce from Tendler in February.

Tendler – whose art was recently a big hit at an art fair in LA – said at the time through his spokesman, “I’m devastated that John has decided to end our marriage.”

Mulaney said he started dating Munn after they met in LA this spring, and he confirmed in September on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that the actress was pregnant.

Pregnant Olivia Munn goes and sends text messages on her phone in an oversize flannel shirt.
This will be the first child of Mulaney and Munn, seen here in August.

Last week, Munn opened up about her pregnancy on the show “Today” and said they were both excited about becoming parents.

“We’re talking about the same things – what rocker? What type of crib are you putting the baby in? What is the baby wearing?” she said of their debates. “Honestly, thank God for Instagram and Facebook and blogs because there are so many moms who have posted such great information and it has been a saving grace for me.”

A representative of Mulaney did not return requests for comment.


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