f458_Garten_Color_Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Phone: 561-689-0054
Fax: 561-687-8103
Email: Email Me

Earning his J.D. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. With more than 30 years of legal experience and 18 years focusing his practice in the most complex areas of litigation representing high net worth individuals and/or institutions involving guardianship, probate, estate, and trust matters. A long standing member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Served as the chairperson of the Probate and Guardianship Practice Committee. He is also a member of the CLE Estate and Probate Law Committees. Admitted to the Florida Bar and is currently a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; the Probate Law and Procedure Committee; the Trust Law Committee; and the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Guardianship Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Living wills
  • Health care surrogate designations
  • Survivorship Accounts
  • Elective share
  • Claims filed against an estate
  • Defending claims by the estate
  • Fiduciary liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1989


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1983
  • University of Southern California
    • B.S. – 1980

Published Works