July 30, 1937 - June 21, 2014 Todd Reinstein passed away on June 21, 2014 after fighting cancer. He died peacefully in his Malibu home with his son, girlfriend, and loved ones by his side. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Todd grew up in Los Angeles with his parents Paul and Estelle Reinstein and brother S. Lee Reinstein, all of whom predeceased him. Todd graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, UCLA in 1959, and UCLA School of Law in 1962 where he was an editor of the law review. For over fifty years, Todd was an esteemed tax and estate planning attorney, certified public accountant, and professor at CSUN. He finished his illustrious legal career at the Beverly Hills law firm of Ervin, Cohen & Jessup. Todd was a scholar, mentor, wine connoisseur, animal lover, car aficionado, world traveler, loving boyfriend, and caring father. Todd is survived by his only son, entertainment lawyer Leif Reinstein; his longtime girlfriend, Cori Steinberg; his devoted chihuahua, Cupcake; and his son's mother, Aja Rodas. A funeral will be held in his honor at Hillside Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00am. Hillside Memorial Park 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045 - 800.576.1994. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 24 to June 25, 2014