Beverly Hills Attorney Donald T. Rosenfeld Dies

Donald T. Rosenfeld, 69, senior partner and co-founder of the Beverly Hills law firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, has died, more than two weeks after being hospitalized by a stroke.

A family friend, Peter Altschuler, said Rosenfeld died Thursday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he had been taken after he suffered the stroke Sept. 1.

Rosenfeld, whose career in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II earned him the Croix de Guerre and the rank of lieutenant colonel, was an Iowa farm boy when he went to the University of Iowa. He went on to Yale University Law School, where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinction in 1941, after serving on the board of editors of the Yale Law Journal.

Lectured on Taxation

Admitted to the California Bar in 1947, he lectured widely on taxation and corporate law. His firm's clients include MCA and Lou Wasserman, and Rosenfeld's firm also represented Jack Benny, director Hal B. Wallis, Jules Stein, the founder of MCA, and the Sinclair Paints Co.

He is survived by four daughters, Judith, Joan and Dana Rosenfeld of Los Angeles, and Marie Hole of Oxnard, and his brother, Dr. Robert Rosenfeld, team physician to the Los Angeles Raiders. His wife, Rita, died in 1981.

Funeral services will be private, and in lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Beverly Hills.

For the Record Los Angeles Times Wednesday September 24, 1986 Home Edition Part 1 Page 2 Column 1 Metro Desk 2 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction In the obituary of attorney Donald T. Rosenfeld in Monday's editions of The Times, it was incorrectly stated that Shaare Zedek Hospital is located in Beverly Hills. The hospital is located in Jerusalem. The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Hospital is in Beverly Hills.
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