Bertram Fields, an American lawyer, has passed away. He is well-known for his work in entertainment law, and numerous vital figures, studios, and talent agencies have praised him for it. He was 93. According to a representative for his law firm, Greenberg Glusker, Fields Claman & Machtinger Llp, Fields passed away naturally late Sunday night at his home in Malibu. According to his wife, Barbara Guggenheim, the cause was complications from long Covid-19. His funeral has not yet taken place.
In Los Angeles, Bertram Fields was born on March 31, 1929. He attended UCLA before attending Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and got a degree. He started his legal career after serving as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Later on, he taught yearly at Harvard and taught at Stanford Law School.
Barbara Guggenheim, a well-known art adviser and the wife of Fields, his son James Elder, his grandson Michael Lane, and his granddaughter Annabelle all survive him. He had a $5 million net worth when he passed away.
Fields gained attention for representing several well-known clients, including Warren Beatty, Madonna, and The Beatles. He defended writer-director Elaine May in one of his most well-known earlier trials when Paramount sued her for delivering the 1976 film “Mikey and Nicky” late.
Additionally, he defended Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks SKG against a request for an injunction to prevent the screening of their 1997 Oscar-winning picture Amistad.
My closest friend, mentor, and coworker are no longer with me, said Greenberg Glusker partner Pierce O’Donnell. “An American original, Bert was undoubtedly the best attorney of his time, ranking alongside Clarence Darrow and Louis Nizer. Bert was a gentleman who always did things his way. He was a persistent Man of many talents who was a writer, actor, storyteller, and music lover who knew every Cole Porter track by heart. Bert will be missed by me more than words can say.