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Posted by J.
Planning for an aged parent can be a daunting task - where to begin / so many questions with answers that lead to new questions / the many directions the process can go in, etc.. So finding the right attorney was extremely important to us, not just because you want and need someone competent with good judgment, but also someone who's responsive and constructive in planning for someone you love. So in the process of my research I left a message one Friday afternoon for this an attorney named Cheryl who I had read about, not expecting to hear a response until the following week. To my surprise, she called back that afternoon and had the courtesy of telling me that she wanted to return the call before the weekend came. Wow, that was impressive. But beyond that, during the conversation I felt a sense of assurance that she knew her stuff as she responded logically and patiently to my questions & topping it off was genuinely pleasant as well. So we ended up retaining Cheryl for the initial consultation and from there we would decide as a family which direction to take with regard to mom's financial and estate planning needs. Cheryl was absolutely the right choice - she explained all aspects of elder planning in understandable fashion and really enabled us to think effectively on the many options that were in the best interest of mom. We subsequently ended up retaining Cheryl again for the set-up of mom's Trust. Fast forward to today, Cheryl has been exemplary - always responds back in reasonable fashion whenever needed, puts everything in context so it’s understandable & I've had the pleasure of referring her to several of my friends for the needs of their aged parents. Highly recommended.
Posted by John
Cheryl is a fantastic attorney who handles matter in a prompt and professional manner. You will not find a better lawyers to handle your Medicaid applications or Estate and Trust matters.
Posted by Linda
I was not experienced in selling property, however Ms. Fratello explained every step as I went through the process in her professional and patient way. She has a wonderfully warm demeanor about her that made the whole experience stressless.
The closing went off without a hitch due to her expertise, knowledge, and experience.
Posted by Abby
Cheryl guided us through closing on a house we sold in NYS. She was wonderful - everyone at the closing remarked that this was the smoothest transaction they ever saw. Cheryl took command once we accepted the offer on the house, and skillfully guided us through the entire process - from obtaining a power-of-attorney so I could sign on behalf of my husband, to counseling us on how to handle an issue that arose, to making sure that we were completely prepared for the actual closing. I'm so happy we used her, and definitely recommend her for all of your legal needs. Thank you Cheryl!
Posted by Marjorie Joanne
Every single time I've hired Cheryl, she has been concise, thorough, careful, and totally considerate of all my desires. Every penny I've spent on her has been well used, as she is entthusiastic, creative, and passionate about her work. She is well educated in what she does & leaves nothing to chance. She covers every last detail. I am very grateful to have hired her.
Posted by Dianne
Cheryl was extremely professional and knowledgable . I had many questions and concerns regarding my families assets and guardianship over our daughter. She put a plan together that eased all my concerns.
Posted by Michelle Unverzagt
We hired Cheryl to help with the closing of our house. From the start Cheryl was always professional, thorough and dedicated. Her knowledge and expertise in the area of real estate is remarkable. As a first time home buyer, she guided us through both a new and challenging process with patience and understanding. And to add she always did this with a smile. Cheryl always made herself available and is someone we wholeheartedly trust and will continue to use moving forward not only in real estate but all other facets.
Posted by Fran O.
From start to finish, Ms. Fratello was informative, professional, and responsive to my needs. She provided a lengthy consultation, providing me with relevant information and answered all of my questions with patience and expertise. She returned phone calls and documents were completed in a timely fashion. Ms. Fratello made working with an attorney comfortable, as she presents herself as a warm and caring professional. I felt that her fees were fair for the work she provided. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Susan
Cheryl handled the sale of my late Mother's homes. It was a great blessing having her on the job, as My Sister and I both live out of state, and were not familiar with NY law nor the sales process.
Cheryl and her team kept the transaction going, kept us informed and immediately addressed every issue that threatened the sale.
I would happily recommend Cheryl and her office for any Legal matter you may have.
Posted by anonymous
We have worked with Ms. Fratello for the past seven years and she has been a powerful, thorough and dedicated lawyer. She will be a great asset to your case and company.