Neglect & Abuse
Fighting for justice for your loved ones who suffered from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Estate Planning & Administration - Probate
Helping you fulfill your wishes by anticipating estate & probate issues, solving problems and resolving conflicts that may arise.
Giving business owners the timely advice and attention he or she needs precisely when needed to resolve, commence or defend corporate and partnership disputes.
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
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.
Thomas 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.
Steven is a member of the firms nursing home abuse and neglect , medical malpractice, probate and business litigation teams.
Sonya H. Cho
Sonya specializes in the areas of estate planning and probate. She has over twenty years of experience helping clients plan for the future and protect their assets.
Pamela A. 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.
Charles C. Cho
For the past ten years, Charles Cho has served the people of Bergen County as an Assistant Prosecutor (A.P.). He was the first Korean-American hired as an A.P. with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. He investigated and prosecuted a wide range of matters; but mainly, White Collar Crime cases.
Charles has lived in Bergen County for over 30 years. He graduated from Fort Lee High School in 1991. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!) in 1995 and J.D. from Rutgers University in 2006. He is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey.
In addition to his legal experience, Charles has a finance background. He worked on Wall Street as a dealer/broker from 1996 to 2003 and attained the Series 7, 63, 55, and 24 licenses. Charles also earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and remains a member in good standing.
When not at work, Charles is busy with housework and raising a baby boy with his wife. He likes riding his Cannondale bicycle when he has free time (never). He has a motorcycle license but is forbidden from getting one.
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.
There When You Need Us
"My mom was mistreated.
Gartenberg Howard was there to help."
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.