30 years of experience helping clients with complex succession, probate and estate planning issues.30 years of experience helping high net worth clients with estate planning, gift and tax planning.
For over 30 years, Amie has concentrated her practice in estate and succession planning, as well as complex probate and estate administration. Amie advises high net worth (oftenmultigenerational) clients regarding sophisticated estate planning with an emphasis on estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax planning.
Amie is a sought-after speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, and she has spoken to attorneys on ethical issues confronting Trusts and Estate Practitioners at New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) as well as the National Business Institute, as well as to attorneys and accountants at the UJA Federation Endowment Foundation on the subject of charitable trusts. She has also spoken on Surrogate’s Court practice before the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association.
Amie is peer review rated as a pre-eminent lawyer (“AV” rated) by Martindale-Hubbell. She is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Real Property Trusts and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Amie began her professional career in Manhattan at a boutique intellectual property law firm handling that firm’s estate planning and contested probate matters, assisting well known visual artists and their families in the transfer of their often unique property rights and legacies from generation to generation.
In 1986 Amie returned to her home state of New Jersey to join the Firm now known as Gartenberg Howard, LLP as one of its founding partners.
Gartenberg Howard LLP is a law firm based in Bergen County, New Jersey and New York City that concentrates on nursing home abuse and neglect, malpractice, estate and probate law, and business litigation. Whether you are planning for the future, entangled in a dispute or have been the victim of medical or nursing home abuse or neglect, Gartenberg Howard LLP will provide the legal expertise needed to protect your interests.
Our approach to complex litigated matters, such as nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect, is comprehensive. We regularly handle cases that involve investigation, expert consultation, and family counseling to address mistreatment in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or rehabilitation facility. Our team represents families of loved ones who have suffered elder abuse or neglect, including bed sores, falls, medication errors, elopement, infection, dehydration malnutrition, physical or sexual assault, financial exploitation and wrongful death. We are knowledgeable of the issues that such cases involve, and our professional staff has the experience and skill necessary to help you obtain justice for the harm suffered by your loved one. We will work hard to secure the maximum financial recovery to compensate your loved one and your family for nursing home abuse and neglect.
Our 30+ year trusts and estates practice focuses exclusively on estate planning, probate and estate administration. We are committed to staying as current as possible on changes in the law, as well as the evolving practical concerns of our clients. We carefully listen to you, and from those conversations we will tailor your plan to meet your unique needs. We pay particular consideration to life’s unexpected events by utilizing Wills (simple and complex), Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, and Charitable Gifting Strategies.
We are in the “peace of mind” business. We customize our planning program to meet each client’s distinct needs.
We will be there for you when a loved one has passed away and the Executor steps in to administer the estate. We understand that an Executor is entrusted with the bundle of activities that will allow him or her to transfer the things the deceased cared about to the people he loved. We are experts at helping our clients navigate this process. We assist in all aspects of estate administration from tax advice, to assistance with administering complex assets (such as family businesses) and conflicting family agendas. We build relationships of trust.
For times when harmony cannot prevail, we are experienced estate litigators. We represent executors and families in will contests, probate disputes, accountings, and claims of undue influence or duress. We are there to help our clients understand and anticipate the risk and consequences of these proceedings.
Our business litigation practice helps clients navigate through trials, appeals, motions, injunctions, arbitrations and mediations. Our expertise includes contract law, breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder disputes, as well as intellectual property issues such as trademark and copyright issues. We recognize that the resolution of business disputes without the expense and time of litigation is frequently preferable for everyone involved, but when such a result is not possible or desired, a good business litigation attorney can be invaluable in helping you protect your rights and your company’s commercial interests.
Our firm is led by attorneys Tom Howard and Amie Gartenberg. Tom is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney and has a track record of success with notable jury verdicts, judgments, and settlements. Partner Amie Gartenberg focuses on estate law, taxation, and business planning. Both Tom and Amie are recognized by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell as pre-eminent attorneys.
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|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1982||07/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Partner||Gartenberg Howard LLP||1986 - Present|
|Associate||Bressler & Lowe||1981 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Estate Planning Council of New York City, Inc||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Women Presidents Organization||N/A||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorney's Inc.||N/A||2006 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||N/A||1986 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||1986 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1986 - Present|
|New Jersey Association for Justice||N/A||1986 - Present|
|Lawline||New Jersey Wills and Estates Practice||2015|
|Lawline||So You've Been Appointed Executor, Now What Do You Do||2015|
|Lawline||It's Not Just Naming a Guardian: The Young Family Estate Planning Toolkit||2015|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Ohio State University, Columbus||French||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Administering the Modest Estate: Challenges & Solutions||Ethical Challenges for the Trusts and Estates Practitioner||2015|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Determining If Spouse's Elective Share is a Reasonable Option||2010|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice||2010|
|Wrongful Death||Surrogate's Court Practice for PI/Med Mal Cases||2005|