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About me

It's all about relationships.  I am personally committed to helping our clients achieve peace of mind.  I am invested in seeing that the estate plans of each of our clients are fulfilled such that their families bear the least tax burden while inheriting wealth in a manner that suits each family's unique situation.  I never forget that our clients have entrusted their family stories and goals in me.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    34 years
  2. Probate: 45%
    34 years
  3. Elder Law: 5%
    34 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Contact info

Two University Plaza Ste 400
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

11 Penn Plaza
Fifth Floor
NY, NY, 10001-2006



NYCurrently registered 198203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKirsch Gartenberg Howard, LLP1986 - Present
AssociateBressler & Lowe1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Estate Planning Council of New York City, IncN/A2008 - Present
Women Presidents OrganizationN/A2006 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Ohio State University, ColumbusFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Probate Process from Start to FinishDetermining If Spouse's Elective Share is a Reasonable Option2010
The Probate Process from Start to FinishMaintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice2010
Wrongful DeathSurrogate's Court Practice for PI/Med Mal Cases2005
Administering the Modest Estate: Challenges & SolutionsEthical Challenges for the Trusts and Estates PractitionerN/A