Magazine article Variety

Variety's Business Managers Elite Award

Magazine article Variety

Variety's Business Managers Elite Award

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Marshall M. Gelfand: Balancing Work and Philanthropy

In 1964, Marshall Gelfand, partner at Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, received a fateful phone call from an attorney he had met at a party.

The lawyer said, "There's a singing group going on tour named Peter, Paul & Mary and they need an accountant," recalls Gelfand, who was just starting his accounting practice. "I knew nothing about touring, but I knew accounting. They became our first client."

A few years later, he added Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan, who are still clients. Today, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman is one of the top business management firms in the industry with 18 partners (including Gelfand's son, managing partnerTodd Gelfand), 200 staffers and offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Equally important to Gelfand is his work on behalf of charitable causes. He is treasurer of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center and VP of the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament. …

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