Heat on Stormy Daniels' lawyer over past business dealings, bank record disclosure Heat on Stormy Daniels' lawyer over past business dealings, bank record disclosure Recently, a complaint was filed against him to the California State Bar Association regarding his role in purchasing Tully's Coffee several years ago through an entity called Global Baristas. The complaint, first obtained and reported by The Seattle Times, was filed by attorney David Nold of Bellevue, Wash. The complaint says Avenatti and Global Baristas faced a lien for unpaid federal taxes worth roughly $5 million, claiming taxes were withheld from workers' paychecks but not paid to the government. The complaint from Nold, as posted by The Seattle Times, called into question Avenatti's “fitness to practice law.” Since the coffee chain purchase, Tully's has shuttered its stores (though the closures were described as temporary) as Global Baristas has dealt with numerous lawsuits. The paper trail for that deal is maddeningly complex. And then, there's the question as to who is funding Avenatti's campaign againt Trump, etal .... Avenatti says donations pay his fees in Stormy Daniels case And of course ... there's the issue of free publicity and exposure Avenatti is receiving from MSNBC and CNN ...... CNN, MSNBC Have Given Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti $175 Million in Earned Media Time So .... just how different are Cohen and Avenatti?