Cheryl Fratello

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Cheryl Fratello

Smithtown, NY

Areas of Practice



Estates & Probate

Real Estate & Housing


Cheryl L. Fratello serves the legal needs of clients in the areas of Trusts & Estates, Elder Law, Real Estate and Wine Law. She assists clients with drafting estate planning documents, such as trusts and wills, asset protection, applications for Medicaid, and estate administration when a loved one has passed.

Cheryl was born in Newport, RI while her father was serving in the United States Navy. Her family relocated to Long Island in her early years and spent most of her childhood and young adult life living in Stony Brook. Cheryl found her love of Long Island’s beautiful waters while working the gas docks at the Stony Brook Yacht Club. She dedicated years to teaching dance at the Long Island Academy of Dance. It was her hard work ethic that drove her to a career in the law and starting her own law practice.

Prior to founding Fratello Law, P.C. in 2012, Cheryl was a partner at Fratello & Fox, P.C. and practiced in the firm’s Elder Law, Trusts & Estate and Real Estate departments. There she had the pleasure of working with her father and aunt in the small family practice.

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 regularly lectures to local communities about important legal issues in trusts & estates, elder law, real estate and wine law. She has had the pleasure of teaching legal studies to college students at Brooklyn’s CUNY Kingsborough Community College as an adjunct professor and has lectured to students at Touro Law School, Hofstra Law School and C.W. Post – Long Island University.

Languages Spoken:



NY State Bar # 4277257



University at Buffalo Law School

Wine & Spirits Education Trust

Wine & Spirits | Diploma

Wine & Spirits Education Trust

Wine & Spirits | Levels 1

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Graduate

| 2020

Universite Reims Champagne Ardenne

| Wine Law

Honor Awards

40 Under 40 Award |

Women of Honor – Women in Business Award | 2015

Outstanding Women in Law Award | 2016

Emerging Leader Award |

Super Lawyers Rising Star Award | 2013-2017

Leadership in Law Award |


Huntington Lawyers Club

Long Island Women’s Agenda

Board of Directors

International Wine Law Association (AIDV)

Long Island Wine Council

Suffolk County Bar Association

Columbian Lawyers Ass'n of Nassau County

President & Officer 2011-2017

New York State Bar Association

Nassau Suffolk Law Committee

Advisory Council Member