Cheryl L.

Estate Litigation



T: 516-227-0709

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About Cheryl

Cheryl L. Erato’s practice is focused on trusts and estates litigation and probate and estate administration. She performs pretrial discovery, legal research and prepares motions and memorandum of law for litigated Surrogate’s Court proceedings. Additionally, she is certified to serve on the Part 36 fiduciary list as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem to represent individuals who cannot come to court to protect their own rights and interests.

Cheryl was previously an associate at Salem, Shor & Saperstein, LLP in Lake Success, NY and a legal extern to the Hon. Arthur M. Diamond in Nassau County Supreme Court.

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  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • Stony Brook University

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association, Surrogate’s Court Committee, Vice Chairperson
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
  • Former Vice-President, Hofstra Elder Law Society
  • Former Member, Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association
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Press Releases

29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 29 attorneys selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 17, 2019

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Robert M. Harper, Edward D. Baker, Cheryl L. Erato, and Nicholas G. Moneta Receive New York State Bar Association Appointments

On January 16, 2019, Robert M. Harper began a one-year term as Chair of the NYSBA’s Trusts & Estates Law…

January 21, 2019

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Cheryl L. Erato Joins Farrell Fritz as a Trusts & Estates Litigation Associate

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Cheryl L. Erato to its Uniondale office as a trusts & estates litigation associate.…

January 14, 2019

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro Rising Stars, Trusts and Estates, 2018-Present

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro Top Women, 2018

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Hofstra University School of Law

Public Service Pro Bono Award, 2015

Community Work

Cheryl is active in the animal rescue community. She is a former member of Volunteers for Animal Welfare, Inc. (V.A.W.), a Suffolk County based nonprofit organization which focuses on the health and welfare of homeless animals.