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801 Second Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10017Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 212-759-5800
Fax: 212-759-5842
www.gbglaw.com
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Established: 1994

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • General Liability
  • Environmental Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Auto Defense
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About Us
Gartner + Bloom, P.C. offers defense work against a plethora of claims including personal injury, economic damages, negligence actions, and property damage.

Our associates handle work-related injuries, alleged “slip and falls”, automobile accidents, and other such injuries. In claims with alleged property damage, our attorneys use their expertise in property insurance to determine liability and coverage.

We have handled claims on behalf of insurance carriers for their insureds as well as handling coverage disputes where there are multiple insurance carriers for a site. In addition, we have handled many high exposure liability cases with coverage limits in excess of one million dollars. We have a great deal of experience in countering work related injury claims and assessing employer responsibility under the Labor Law regulations. As the provisions under the Labor Law are constantly expanding to include different professions, it is critical that employers and insurance carriers are represented against a growing number of claims.
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Additional Locations
Springfield, New Jersey
675 Morris Avenue
Springfield, New Jersey 07081
Telephone: 973-921-0300
Fax: 973-921-0319
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Admiral Insurance CompanyAmerican Claims Management, Inc.
American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd.American Safety Risk Retention Group, Inc.
Atlantic Mutual CompaniesAXIS U.S. Insurance
Brownstone AgencyClarendon Insurance Group
CNA Insurance CompaniesC&S Specialty Underwriters
Enstar (US) Inc.Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompaniesFirst Mercury Insurance Company
Global Indemnity Group, Inc.Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company
Harleysville Insurance CompanyKnightbrook Insurance Company
Legion/Villanova Insurance (In Liquidation)Markel Corporation Group
Midlands Claim Administrators, Inc.Montpelier US Insurance Company
Mutual Marine Office, Inc.National Claims Services, Inc.
National Indemnity CompanyNavigators Insurance Company
New York Property Insurance Underwriting AssociationNorth American Risk Services
Praetorian Financial GroupPreferred Contractors Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, LLC
Prime Specialty, Inc.QBE the Americas
RiverStone Claims Management, LLCState National Insurance Company, Inc.
Travelers Insurance CompaniesWest Coast Casualty Insurance
XL GroupYork Claims Service, Inc.
Zurich North America
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Personnel Information
Partners
Stuart F. Gartner
New York, NY
E-Mail:sgartner@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1974
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Long Island University, B.A., 1967
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1970
Honors:
Phi Alpha Theta
Born:1945
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Kenneth A. Bloom
New York, NY
E-Mail:kbloom@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • New York, 1982
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1988
Additional Biographical Details:
Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, New York (1981-1982)
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section; Alternate Dispute Resolution Section)
  • New York State, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn Bar Associations
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Former District Attorneys Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1978
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1981
Language:
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
Born:1956
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Arthur P. Xanthos
New York, NY
E-Mail:arthur@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 1991
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Publications:
  • "D&O Insurance: Disbursement of Insurance Money Covering an Insured's Legal Expenses as Incurred, " XVI Fordham Urban Law Journal III, cited in New York Law Journal (April, 1989)
Education:
  • Williams College, B.A., 1986
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1989
Law Review:
Fordham Urban Law Journal (Managing Editor, 1988-1989)
Language:
  • French
  • Greek
Born:1964
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Christine M. Messina
New York, NY
E-Mail:cmessina@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1998
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Certifications:
New Jersey State Certified Mediator
Education:
  • Boston University, B.A., 1994
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Marlene Lynch Ford, Superior Court of New Jersey; Ocean Vicinage (1997-1998)
Born:1972
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Marc Shortino
New York, NY
E-Mail:mshortino@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:
Certified New Jersey State Mediator
Education:
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1994
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen F. Smith, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Morris Vicinage, 1998-1999
Born:1972
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Associates
Anne E. Armstrong
New York, NY
E-Mail:aarmstrong@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2008
Education:
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.S.B.A., 2001
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2007
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Alexander D. Fisher
New York, NY
E-Mail:afisher@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2012
Education:
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1999
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2003
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Susan P. Mahon
New York, NY
E-Mail:smahon@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2005
Memberships:
  • New York State and New Jersey State Bar Associations
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1980
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1989
Born:1958
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Alissa A. Mendys
New York, NY
E-Mail:amendys@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2004
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., 2000
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Born:1978
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Jeffrey Diamond Miragliotta
New York, NY
E-Mail:jmiragliotta@gbglaw.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A., 2005
  • City University of New York School of Law, J.D., 2008
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Of Counsel
Sharon Rosenthal
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
  • New York County Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Syracuse University, B.S., 1993
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1997
Born:1971
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