David J. DePinto is of counsel to the Firm and practices in estate planning, estate and gift taxation, estate litigation, income taxation, elder law, probate and administration of estates, charitable entities and giving, asset protection, business and succession planning for closely held businesses, and guardianship. Before going into private practice in 1999, Mr. DePinto spent seven years with a mid-sized NYC tax consulting firm where he practiced in their Trusts and Estates department, handling a broad range of matters including estate planning, wills and trusts, estate taxation, taxation of charitable organizations, probate and administration of estates. He is a frequent lecturer and his commentary appears often in local publications such as Newsday and Long Island Business News.
Mr. DePinto has been retained by private clients as an expert witness at trial for litigation cases involving trusts and related issues and also appointed as estate planning counsel on complex and high value cases including forensic review of trust and estate planning documents before the State Supreme Court
Mr. DePinto received his BBA degree from Hofstra University, his JD degree from Brooklyn Law School and his Masters degree in Taxation, with academic honors, from Long Island University, CW Post. He is also a NYS Certified Public Accountant. Mr. DePinto was the recipient of the Edith Blum Foundation Award for Excellence in Taxation and the professor’s Award for Academic Achievement in Taxation. He is one of few Long Island practitioners who are certified as a CELA Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a member of the New York State, Nassau County and Suffolk County bar associations, and also a member of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He served as treasurer for the Estate Planning Committee for the Nassau County Chapter of the NYSSCPA and is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.