Since the firm’s founding in 1995, Mr. Gartner has acted in an “of counsel” capacity to Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC. He represents the firm’s clients in connection with wills and estate matters, as well as trusts and guardianships, when necessary. For several years prior to his association with Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC, Mr. Gartner worked at a large local CPA firm as a tax manager. He is well-versed in the complicated procedures and considerations encountered in settling asbestos lawsuits and works closely with Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford attorneys to ensure proper statutory compliance and distribution of lawsuit proceeds.

Aside from his work for Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford clients, Mr. Gartner has a facility with estate planning and frequently handles residential and commercial small business matters and real estate transactions.


  • Bar Association of Erie County (Surrogate’s Court Practice, Real Estate, Elder Law committees)
  • New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates and Elder Law committees)