From 1976 to 1996 Bert Z. Tigerman was a name partner in three Beverly Hills law firms. His then practice generally involved transactional and litigation work on real estate and tax and later estate planning and probate matters. He has appeared in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles as well as the California Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In 1996 he left the active practice to become the Executive Director of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the sixth largest volundary bar association in California.
He retired from the bar association in March of 2004, and became Of Counsel and Firm Administrator of the Wartnick Law Firm in San Francisco. There he managed the dissolution of the firm overseeing staff, legal personnel, accounting and all other operating law firm issues. He also supervised the probate department of the firm and was involved in the preparation of several appellate briefs for the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.
He now practices probate and trust administration and related litigation as a sole practioner in West Los Angeles, California.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Alumnus of The Year||Executive Committee, Conference of Delegates State Bar of California||1996|
|Board of Director's Award||Beverly Hills Bar Association||1988|
|Distinguished Service Award||Beverly Hills Bar Foundation||1987|
|Life Fellow||American Bar Foundation||N/A|
|Fellow||State Bar of California Foundation||N/A|
|Of Counsel||The Wartnick Law Firm||2004 - 2007|
|Executive Director||Beverly Hills Bar Association||1994 - 2004|
|Partner||Turner Gerstenfeld Wilk Tigerman & Young||1977 - 1996|
|Partner||Tankel Toll Strassman Leavitt & Tigerman||1965 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member, President 1982||1958 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Foundation||Member, Board of Trustees||2008 - 2011|
|National Conference of Bar Presidents||President||1985 - 1986|
|American Bar Association||Member House of Delegates||1982 - 2013|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member, Board of Trustees||1977 - 1978|
|Zita Nathanson vs. Etta Dean Nathanson as Executrix||Changed Calif. law re filing of claims in probate.|
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|Northwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|