Hal Kant a Queens born/Bronx raised, Beverly Hills attorney who's most prominent client was the Grateful Dead passed away on October 19th. The Wall Street Journal has an informative obit on him. He formed the Grateful Dead's business.
- He gave his blessing to fans taping the shows
- He made the band incorporate -which lead to health benefits and pension plans
- He negotiated so that the band retained their master recordings
- He made sure managers were paid a flat fee rather than a %.