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Proudly serving Hackensack, Bergen, Essex, Passaic Counties and Northern New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan Area

Practice Areas

Nursing Home
Neglect & Abuse

Fighting for justice for your loved ones who suffered from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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Estate Planning & Administration - Probate

Helping you fulfill your wishes by anticipating estate & probate issues, solving problems and resolving conflicts that may arise.

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Business Litigation

Giving business owners the timely advice and attention he or she needs precisely when needed to resolve, commence or defend corporate and partnership disputes.

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How We Work

At Gartenberg Howard you will find a team that provides flexible, creative and personally-tailored solutions. Our collaborative approach and passion for client success contributes to our reputation as one of the outstanding firms in the areas we serve.

Risk Free Consultations

We understand that your goal is to have questions answered quickly and correctly. Our goal is to exceed your expectations at every meeting. Let’s get to know one another as we build toward a lasting, successful relationship.

Free consultations in contingency cases.

Meeting Your Legal Needs

Legal challenges can be emotional and stressful. When planning for the future or when helping you address any challenging family matter, our attorneys will listen, act competently and provide the peace of mind that comes with knowledgeable legal counseling.

Meet Our Attorneys

Amie Gartenberg

Amie Gartenberg



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 clients regarding sophisticated estate planning with an emphasis on estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax planning.

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Thomas S. Howard

Tom S. Howard



Tom is a pre-eminent lawyer with over 30 years experience in the practice of civil litigation. He has a record of successes in nursing home neglect cases, business litigation and contested probate matters as well as malpractice cases, copyright and other intellectual property disputes, and admiralty work.

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Peter A. Tabisz

Peter Talisz




Peter practices in the areas of nursing home neglect, personal injury, medical malpractice, and business litigation. His experience in the Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court and as a Deputy Attorney General in the Tort Litigation Section of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office gave him the skills needed to handle trials, arbitrations, mediations, motions and appeals.

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Karen L. Williams

Karen is an experienced litigator who has successfully handled all aspects of healthcare, personal injury and business dispute lawsuits, from pre-trial discovery through mediations, trials and arbitrations.

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Pamela A. Hulnick

Pam Hulnick



When the firm’s clients need assistance in dealing with a bankruptcy issue, Pamela works as counsel to the firm to represent that client in the Bankruptcy Courts of New Jersey and New York. Among other things, Pamela has successfully handled adversary proceedings and preference actions.

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Gerald H. Litwin

Gerry has a reputation as one of the most capable tax and estate attorneys in the State of New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, federal and state taxation, and corporate and business transactions.

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There When You Need Us

"My mom was mistreated.
Gartenberg Howard was there to help."

B.F., client

Frequently Asked Questions

What is nursing home neglect and abuse?

Neglect occurs any time a nursing home fails to provide essential services or to keep your loved one safe. Bed sores, falls, medication errors, infection and assault are frequently signs of neglect or abuse which can arise from carelessness or willful abuse.

Why do I need an estate plan and a will?

Everyone, regardless of wealth, needs an estate plan. A will is the cornerstone of the plan. But a comprehensive estate plan goes beyond a will to address all of your needs, such as trusts for any children and your wishes for taking care of your assets. Our planning also seeks to minimize taxes and to avoid probate to the extent possible.

What are the fees for a personal injury case?

In most personal injury cases, fees are contingent. We are paid only if we obtain a recovery for you, and we are paid out of the recovery amount. Before we begin to avoid any misunderstandings, we will enter into a contract with you that spells out what these fees will be.

What is a will contest

One purpose of our estate planning is to promote harmony and to avoid conflict. A poorly developed or implemented estate plan, Will, or Trust can result in family members willing to resort to Probate Court to resolve estate issues. If this is necessary we can provide the advice and assistance you need.

How experienced are you in this type of work?

The lawyers and staff at our firm are professionals in our areas of practice. We will help you understand what the law can do for you and give you the advice you need to make informed decisions.


What happens first?

Please call or email us. We can then schedule the first meeting to discuss your needs. Our goal is to give you an opportunity to ask basic questions about our attorneys and your goals. When we meet, we can outline an approach for solving your legal problem, describe possible outcomes and review our experience in that area.

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