“I am very protective of the families we work with. They give me their trust, and we give them peace of mind.”
Amie Gartenberg helps high-net-worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs, multi-generational business owners, and others develop and execute sophisticated wills, trusts, and business succession plans. She designs and implements tax-efficient estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfers. Amie also counsels clients on avoiding and resolving family conflicts and, where needed, protecting loved ones’ inheritances against “predators” and “creditors.” And she crafts strategies for maximizing wealth and minimizing estate tax through charitable giving and business transactions.
In addition, Amie has broad experience representing executors and trustees, themselves often going through a sensitive time, in every aspect of estate administration, from the probate process through accounting and distribution to beneficiaries. Her clients also appreciate her ability to translate their needs and objectives into accessible legal documents. Amie understands that while the process must be professional and business-like, it’s also about a family honoring the intentions of a loved one. Clients rely on Amie to take them through a confidential – and at times, sensitive process.
Amie is a Vice President of the Board of Directors for Jewish Home Family, a multi-faceted care facility for the benefit of our elderly and their families in Rockleigh, New Jersey. She is also a Building Representative for Bloomingdale Aging in Place, a community-based program in Manhattan supporting the aging-in-place movement.
Before joining Lassar & Cowhey, Amie practiced trust and estates law for over 30 years in Hackensack, New Jersey, and New York City. She began her career at a boutique intellectual property law firm, assisting well-known visual artists in transferring their often-unique legacies and property rights.
Articles, Seminars & Presentations
- Ethical Challenges for the Trusts and Estates Practitioner
- So You’ve Been Appointed Executor… Now What Do You Do?
- Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice
- New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association: Surrogate’s Court Practice for PI/Med Mal Cases
- Planning for Aging: Health & wealth decisions – maintaining choices & control
- Welcome to New Jersey Wills
- It’s Not Just Naming a Guardian: The Young Family Estate Planning Toolkit
- Women In Transition – Estate Planning Issues
- The Boomer Toolkit – “Must-Have” Legal Knowledge for Every Woman in Transition
- Parent-Talk – An Informal Estate Planning Workshop For Moms and Dads Thinking about Wills
- Maximizing Your Family’s Legal Health: Planning for Transitions With the Least Outside (Court) Involvement
- UJA Federation (Bergen County) Endowment Foundation Panel: Charitable Trust Planning