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Entertainment Lawyer Dies at 86 – Variety



Larry Kartiganer, an leisure lawyer at Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, died on April 11 from issues associated to diverticulitis. He was 86.

Kartiganer was a associate within the agency’s Leisure Transactions Group, representing purchasers in each the music enterprise and leisure trade, together with Marlon Brando, Groucho Marx, Gregory Peck, Henry Mancini, Andy Williams and Herb Alpert.

Born in Beacon, N.Y., on April 8, 1932, Kartiganer was a second-generation Polish immigrant on his father’s aspect. He grew up a devoted scholar athlete and attended Harvard College, graduating in 1955. Kartiganer then went to legislation college at New York College, incomes a Grasp of Legal guidelines in Taxation in 1959. He was admitted to the New York Bar Affiliation that very same 12 months, and later to the California Bar Affiliation in 1964.

Kartiganer started his profession working for the IRS in L.A., the place he tried quite a lot of tax instances towards actor Raymond Burr and MCA, which is now Common Studios. He was then employed at Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman and went on to characterize stars resembling Brando and Marx, in addition to vital executives like Jerry Perenchio, former chairman and CEO of Univision.

Sports activities had been a mainstay all through Kartiganer’s life. He was an avid basketball fan, investing within the creation of the Phoenix Suns in 1968 and religiously attending LA Lakers video games. In 1973, Kartiganer helped Perenchio orchestrate the enduring tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which later turned the premise for the 2017 movie “Battle of the Sexes.”

Kartiganer was extremely devoted to his profession and purchasers, sustaining a “consigliere” strategy through which he turned the lifelong pal of these he represented, like famed jazz musician Alpert.

“Larry was an expensive pal with a giant smile and a giant coronary heart who occurred to be a beautiful lawyer,” Alpert instructed Selection.

Based on his stepdaughter Sara Darsky, Kartiganer went into the workplace practically seven days per week up till the night time earlier than his demise. She remembers him as optimistic and dependable, all the time performing with integrity and placing folks comfortable.

“Within the 1970s, Andy Williams was married to Claudine Longet. Claudine was pulled over for a visitors violation, and when she requested Andy learn how to deal with it, Andy mentioned, ‘Name Larry Kartiganer, our lawyer,’” Darsky instructed Selection. “Claudine responded by saying, ‘Larry’s our lawyer? I assumed he was our pal.’”

Kartiganer is survived by his spouse Gail Title; his kids, Adam Kartiganer, Jennifer Kartiganer, and Matthew Kartiganer; his step-children, Sara Darsky, Zachary Pollack, Lisa Shipley and Jessica Goldberg; his granddaughter Sophia Kartiganer; and his step-grandchildren, Raphael, Levi, Beatrice, Sam, Hannah, Brody, Lucy and Oliver.

Contributions will be made to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation or Up2Us to honor Kartiganer’s love for music and sports activities, in addition to his lifelong dedication to fairness and inclusion.

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