Werner Wolfen, In Memoriam


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"Irell & Manella LLP mourns the passing of its partner emeritus Werner Felix Wolfen who passed away peacefully on November 29 at his home in Los Angeles."
"Werner was born in Berlin on May 15, 1930. At age eight, he came to America with his family as refugees from Nazi Germany. Werner’s memories of what he witnessed in Germany as a child forged his lifelong commitment to international human rights. Werner earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, after obtaining his undergraduate degree in business administration from UC Berkeley."
"Werner joined Irell in 1953 as a tax lawyer and became the firm’s third partner. He spent his entire career at Irell with a practice focused on tax and entertainment matters and a client roster that included Kirk Douglas, Ella Fitzgerald, Norman Granz, Burt Lancaster, A&M Records, The Carpenters, Motown Records, Lorne Michaels, Barbara Walters, Mo Ostin, and many others."
We will all miss Werner’s warm and welcoming smile, and his resolute commitment to justice that will continue to inspire all those who knew and loved him.”

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