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Gina-Marie Lobraico-Reitano

Guardianship Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.0   5 reviews

also known as Gina, Reitano

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gina-Marie

Learn Gina-Marie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Guardianship
    I am one of the original attorneys practicing in the area of guardianship law in Kings, Richmond, New York and Queens Counties. I am also a court examiner, and I serve as guardian for many cases.

    32 years, 501 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    I am a strong advocate for my clients and I am comfortable accepting cases others will not, such as where one or both of the parties suffer from a disability.

    39 years, 50 cases

  3. Elder law
    I am well versed in the Medicaid rules and prepare Medicaid plans for families and assist families in caring for their elderly, disabled or developmentally delayed members

    34 years, 100 cases

  4. Estate planning

    34 years, 115 cases

Since my admission to the Bar in 1986, I have dedicated my practice at the Law Office of Gina-Marie Reitano in Staten Island to protecting individuals, couples, families, seniors, veterans, adult children with elderly parents and parents with disabled children. I am committed to ensuring that when you come to me for help, you are able to choose from all options available to you and get an advocate who will ensure your needs are met. I have chosen not to employ other attorneys in my practice so every case is given one-on-one attention from me. With a background in social work and many years’ experience dealing with people in severely stressful circumstances, I am able to counsel my clients in a way that will allow them to improve their situation and understand the process. You can trust me to be with you every step of the way and involved with every aspect of your case ― from start to finish.

I have a steadfast commitment to helping my clients in times when they need protection the most – in estate and guardianship proceedings, elder abuse cases, and the creation of effective estate plans. Helping my clients in and out of court is what has motivated me since I finished law school at age 22, a time when my peers were just finishing college. Let me use my extensive experience and expertise to your benefit.

I work hard earning the respect of my clients and my peers, and I never take it for granted. I am a certified fiduciary by the Office of Court Administration and have served as a Court Examiner in Richmond County of New York. The Law Office of Gina-Marie LoBraico-Reitano, Esq. is also a Better Business Bureau accredited company.

Don’t become a victim in your own family – protect yourself
I tailor my services to meet the specific needs of your situation. I explain everything carefully so you will understand and know what to expect. I fully advise you on legal, financial and healthcare matters so you can feel comfortable making the best decisions to protect yourself and your loved ones, whether in a divorce or a case of disability, illness or death. You will find that I am accessible both electronically and by telephone.

I will attend to every aspect of your case, regardless of its size or complexity, in the following areas:

Guardianship – It is important to protect people’s personal and financial well-being if they are not able to protect themselves. I can help you appoint a guardian to manage the affairs of a minor or an incapacitated adult or even for yourself.
Elder law – I work with you so that you can accomplish your legal, financial and healthcare goals in a way that gives you peace of mind. I can help you plan before an accident, disability, illness or death occurs. Your assets can be protected and you can arrange for the care you deserve. Even if care has started before things have been arranged, I can still help you. I can also assist you if you have been the target of financial scams, domestic violence or abusive caretakers.

Matrimonial law – Now, I can assist you with divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, modifications, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and more in my new mediation practice, ReitanoMediation to get you to happily mediated after.
Estate planning and litigation – I advise that you have a valid estate plan to protect your legacy — assets, family, loved ones and partners. I can draft documents such as wills, powers of attorney and healthcare directives to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have done everything to protect those you love. If you encounter any disputes on estate or probate issues, I can represent you.
Appeals – An appellate attorney is someone who is skilled at research, review of the facts and has a unique ability to look beyond the final outcome of a case to determine where, if any, previous attorneys missed clear indicators of a different outcome. This process is something that can take a few weeks to several months and I am a skilled litigator who uses tactical strategies to help you achieve your goals.

Proudly serving clients in New York
The Law Office of Gina-Marie Reitano proudly protects clients in the boroughs of Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn in New York. I also assist other attorneys in my areas of practice in New York City and State.

Going the extra mile to protect the rights of clients throughout Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens


1 Edgewater Plaza
Suite 211
Staten Island, NY, 10305


4.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by Cara | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
At the Top in Her Field
As a Guardian with pending complex litigation ahead of me, I needed someone in my corner with the experience and the compassion to represent me. Gina knew the law well, was very prepared at trial and gave me the assurance that I needed throughout this matter. She is truly a gem and she has the uncanny ability to get to the heart of a problem very quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend her and I often do. It's nice to have someone advocating for you that is more than knowledgable but also kind and ready to go that extra step for a client.
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Posted by Sue | March 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Guardian Angel
I have worked with Gina for going on three years and there aren't enough ways for me to properly express my gratitude that she has come into my life. Gina is the appointed guardian to a loved one who needs 24 hour supervision, and not only has she facilitated his expert care, but her concern for his health and well being are next to none. Her expertise, caring demeanor and professionalism are exhibited daily, making Gina like family as well.
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Posted by Eric | February 26, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Gina Reitano
Gina Reitano has handled the financial and personal affairs of my older sister for many years. At the request of my sister I contacted Gina to see if I could be of some assistance. My sister, to say the least, is a difficult person to deal with. She can be very unreasonable and down right nasty. In my opinion Gina handled my sister as well as anyone could ask for. Gina and I dealt with many problems in my sisters life. She was always patient and cooperative beyond my expectations. It has been a pleasure to know and work with her and I wish her all the success in her life that she deserves.
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Posted by Alex | February 26, 2016
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Strong, experienced advocate
Our family reached to Gina for help with a complex and difficult elder abuse situation. She responded quickly and was able to obtain a temporary solution while our petition made its way to the court. She is a strong and aggressive advocate. Gina is in command in the courtroom and masterfully presented a clear, compelling case which resulted in a court order that fully met our families expectations. Her deep knowledge of the complexities of the law in this area, combined with a familiarity with the various judges and staff in the NYC area, make her services quite valuable.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Not professional
Gina was uncommunicative and unprofessional. She charged for work that we did not approve of and refused to discuss when I asked her about it - instead she yelled at me and hung up the phone. Gina included language in the original retainer to protect other attorneys involved in the case, which was only understandable to a me - a non-lawyer - at the end of the case. I rarely take the time to write a bad review but I feel an obligation to share my experience - if you or a loved one is in a vulnerable situation, especially if you have no experience working with lawyers, please consider another attorney.
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)


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  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Gina-Marie
Guardianship Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gina is a dream to work with - pleasant, knowledgeable, and a fierce advocate for her clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Gina for over 25 years and she is very knowledgeable. I have had a number of cases with her where we have been able to work together to insure that our clients have a favorable outcome."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. As Court Attorney Referee I am able to endorse Ms. Reitano as an excellent guardianship attorney. Her litigation skills are top notch and that coupled with more than 25 years of experience makes her an excellent guardian, attorney for guardian and a terrific court examiner."
Divorce and separation
Estate planning

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Staten Island Guardianship Lawyer Gina-Marie Lobraico-Reitano
Gina-Marie Lobraico-Reitano
Guardianship Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 38 years