Burbank, CA-When local tax attorney Steve Gildersleeve opened up the business section of his Thursday morning paper, the last thing he expected to discover was that the Walt Disney Company had recently bought up a majority share of the 47-year-old father of three.
"This is a complete suprise to say the least," Gildersleeve explained. "But you know how these things go, right. Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP owns 51% of me, Globodyne Industries owns Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, and Disney just purchased Globodyne."
The Walt Disney Company, the third largest media and entertainment corporation in the world and owner of eleven theme parks and several television networks, began purchasing individuals in 2003 after a court decision rendered Disney's ownership of 80 years worth of employees null and void because of a typo in their employment contract's controversial Subservience for Life And Verified Employment clause.
Despite the initial shock, Gildersleeve remains optimistic. "Apparantly Disney already has enough tax attorneys so I'm starting out as a Goofy, which isn't my first choice, but I like to find the silver lining in situations like this. A change of scenery might be nice."