Partners, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman
The firm is celebrating 50 years in November, and CEO Todd Gelfand likes to say, “We may not know it all, but we’ve definitely seen it all.” What started as a New York-based music-centered practice with clients such as Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan, both of whom they still handle, has grown into a sprawling L.A.-based operation with offices in Nashville and Manhattan, representing an equal mix of film, TV and music clients, including big names like Will Smith and Lionel Richie. New York-based Nash, who joined as an intern in 1979, has a client list rich with stars, as does Morton, who’s been with the L.A. office since 2003 and also handles growing contingent of YouTube stars and other digital influencers. Mozenter, who joined the L.A. office in 1991, focuses on music, but also handles athletes, film personalities and industry execs. “As our clients have matured in their careers or their outside interests, whether it be investments in music-related fields or putting together packages for TV shows, they’ve learned more about themselves and the business,” says Gelfand. To mark its 50th anniversary, the firm is making donations to 50 different schools across the nation each day for 50 days, based on recommendations from employees. The beneficiaries include schools affected by the hurricanes in Florida and Houston. But perhaps the best tribute to the firm’s longevity is the continued presence of its 90-year-old co-founders, Gelfand’s father, Marshall, and Irwin Rennart, both of whom still make weekly visits to the L.A. office.