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Cheryl L. Fratello is the president and founder of Fratello Law, P.C. and practices in the firm’s trusts & estates, elder law and real estate departments.

For years, Cheryl has assisted clients with their estate planning through the use of wills and trusts, and the administration of estates in Surrogate’s Court. She regularly works with clients seeking asset protection, Medicaid planning, and Medicaid nursing home and home care applications. Cheryl has also lectured to many local communities about important legal issues in the fields of Trusts & Estates, Elder Law and Real Estate.

Cheryl received her Juris Doctor degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the State of New York University at Stony Brook. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Cheryl is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and completed the Alzheimer’s Association accredited AD Training Program.

Cheryl volunteered with and supports local organizations including the NCBA Senior Clinic, LIWA, Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education, Child Care Council of Nassau, Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, Friends of Caleb Smith State Park, and Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

Nassau Suffolk Law Committee, Inc., Advisory Council Member 2012-present
Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County, Inc., Officer 2011-present
Long Island Women’s Agenda, Board of Director, 2007-2012

Leadership in Law, Long Island Business News, 2014
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2015
Women in Business Award, Gaia's Essence Women's Wellness Conference, 2015
40 Under 40 Award, Long Island Business News, 2010
Emerging Leader Award, Long Island Women’s Agenda, 2010

New York State Bar Association
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Suffolk County Bar Association
Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau/Suffolk County
Long Island Women’s Agenda
Smithtown Chamber of Commerce
Suffolk Senior Umbrella Network
Business Networking International


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    11 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    11 years
  3. Elder Law: 25%
    11 years
  4. Probate: 25%
    11 years



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  • John Dalli

    Cheryl is the most conscientious and dedicated attorney I have worked with in the field of Elder Law, Trust and Estates and Estate Litigation. She is a highly knowledgeable and effective lawyer and has a passion for her work that is unmatched. She is also very compassionate and treats her clients like family.


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    I endorse this lawyer. She was professional and attentive when I referred family friends to her. She was attentive to all of their needs and questions, in a quick and efficient manner. They were so happy they couldn't wait to refer her else where.


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Contact info

Fratello Law, P.C.

22 Lawrence Avenue
Suite 108
Smithtown, NY, 11787

Fratello Law, P.C.

66 Split Rock Road
Syosset, NY, 11791



NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Women in LawHofstra Law School Center for Children, Families and the Law2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Women in Business AwardGaia's Essence Women's Wellness Conference2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Leadership in LawLong Island Business News2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
40 Under 40Long Island Business News2010
Emerging Leader AwardLong Island Women's Agenda2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney & FounderFratello Law, P.C.2012 - Present
Adjunct InstructorCUNY Kingsborough Community College2009 - Present
PartnerFratello & Fox, P.C.2004 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Italian American FoundationMember2015 - Present
American Society for Enology and ViticultureMember2015 - Present
New York ItaliansMember2014 - Present
Nassau Suffolk Law Services Commitee, Inc.Advisory Board2012 - Present
Columbian Lawyers Association of Suffolk CountyMember2011 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau CountyPresident2011 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2011 - 2013
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support ProgramCommittee Member2009 - 2010
Girl Scouts of Nassau CountyCommittee Member2009 - 2010
Child Care Council of Nassau CountyCommittee Member2008 - 2008
Long Island Women's AgendaBoard of Directors2007 - 2012
Maurer Foundation for Breast Health EducationCommittee Member2006 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
State University of New York, Stony BrookBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Law EthicsEthics2013
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2012
Primer on Elder LawElder Law2011
Elder Law 101Elder Law2011
BNI MeetingEstate Planning Basics2010
Senior Housing OptionsSenior Housing2007
Senior Housing OptionsSenior Housing & Long Term Care2007
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2007
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2007
Elder Law: Planning 101Elder Law2007
Advance Directives 101Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy & Living Will2007