Attorney Howard Weitzman, who had a shopper listing together with Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Marlon Brando, Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ron Meyers, & CAA, has died on the age of 81.
The Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert founding accomplice handed away as we speak in his hometown of Los Angeles from most cancers.
One of the primary attorneys to withdraw from defending NFL famous person Simpson in his notorious legal trial for the murders of his former spouse, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her buddy, Ron Goldman, Weitzman was a powerhouse among the many sharp elbows of Hollywood attorneys. Unlike many in his the higher echelon of his career, Weitzman labored each side of the Hollywood energy recreation. Having served as EVP, Corporate Operations for Universal Studios from 1995 – 1998, the Class of 1965 USC Law Center grad additionally taught at his alma mater for over a decade.
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However, it was in usually relentless service to his purchasers that the short witted and strategic Weitzman made his mark in authorized circles. After the demise of the King of Pop in 2009, Weitzman labored with fellow lawyer John Branca and recording government John McClain to show Jackson’s property from deep within the pink. With a couple of years the property was flourishing, in no small half because of $750 million sale of the performer’s profitable 50% stake in Sony/ATV Music Publishing to Sony Corp that Weitzan helped orchestrate.
As lately as late final year, Weitzman continued to fly excessive the Thriller singer’s flag in repping the Jackson property in its $100 million battle in opposition to HBO over the acclaimed Leaving Neverland documentary and its claims of the performer’s sexual misconduct with younger boys. Pulling out a many years outdated contract between Jackson and the premium cabler over a live performance movie, Weitzman was profitable in convincing the courts to take the matter to arbitration, even over an enchantment from HBO.
A two-time recipient of the Jerry Geisler Memorial Award because the excellent trial lawyer in LA County, Weitzman is survived by his spouse Margaret and his two sons.