STUART F. GARTNER has represented high net worth individuals in matrimonial matters and closely held corporations in commercial matters over a distinguished career. His extensive business experience has enabled him to address the most critical nature of a matrimonial or corporate dispute, with a highly practical and direct legal approach. He has tried both jury and non-jury matters in State and Federal Courts, but if possible, he seeks in an appropriate case to resolve a matter without the need for expensive and time consuming litigation.
Mr. Gartner has successfully argued both matrimonial and corporate appeals in the Appellate Divisions and Court of Appeals. van Kipnis v. van Kipnis, 11 NY3d 573 (2008), in which Mr. Gartner represented the successful litigant is the leading case in the State of New York as to the enforceability of foreign pre-nuptial agreements and the contractual interpretations of pre-nuptial agreements.
Stuart Gartner also represents individuals in matters concerning divorce, equitable distribution, custody, child support, counsel fees, post-nuptial agreements, as well as shareholder, partner and member business disputes.
Mr. Gartner’s reputation for ethical standards and professional ability has earned him the highest rating AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale Hubbell®.
In addition to the van Kipnis matter, he has numerous other reported decisions concerning corporate and matrimonial matters.
Mr. Gartner was born in New York, NY. He attended Long Island University, receiving his B.A. He was a recipient of Tuition Scholarship and a Member of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society.
Stuart studied law at SUNY Buffalo School of Law, where he received a Tuition Fellowship and received his J.D. Soon thereafter, he was admitted to the New York Bar and to the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York.
He is a Member of the N.Y. State Bar Association; the N.Y. State Trial Lawyers Association; the American Trial Lawyers Association, Counsel Kingsbridge Riverdale-Marble Hill Food and Hunger Project.