The Trust Lawyers

David J. DePinto, Esq., LL.M., CPA, MST, CELA

Managing Partner

David J. DePinto practices in the areas of trusts, estate planning, asset protection, charitable entities, business and succession planning for closely held businesses, estate and gift taxation, income taxation, elder law, guardianship, probate and administration of trusts and estates, and estate litigation. He also provides representation to Guardians, Trustees, and other fiduciaries. He acts a Property Guardian for wealthy individuals and in the role of Executor and Trustee on a wide range of trusts and estates. David has been retained by private clients as an expert witness at trial for litigation cases involving trusts and related issues and has also been appointed as estate planning counsel on complex and high value cases including forensic review of trust and estate planning documents before the New York State Supreme Court.   

Before going into private practice, David spent seven years in the Trusts and Estates department of a mid-sized NYC firm, handling a broad range of matters including estate planning, wills and trusts, estate taxation, taxation of charitable organizations, probate, and administration of estates. He also worked in the IRS District Counsel Office for the Northeast, handling tax litigation matters for the government. 

David received his LL.M. (Master of Laws) from NYU School of Law, his JD from Brooklyn Law School, his Master of Science in Taxation (with academic honors) from Long Island University CW Post, and his BBA degree from Hofstra University. He is a New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Elder Lawyer (CELA) certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association. He is the recipient of the Edith Blum Foundation Award for Excellence in Taxation and the Professor’s Award for Academic Achievement in Taxation. He has consistently been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2012.

David has presented on complex trust and estate planning topics for the New York State Bar Association and regularly lectures before the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations. He is frequently asked to speak on trust topics for the National Business Institute (NBI) and other providers of legal education. Known in the community for his expertise on trusts and related matters, he is frequently sought out by law firms large and small for advice and guidance.

A former Part 36 Court fiduciary, David is a member of the American, New York State, Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations, and a former 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 was treasurer for the Estate Planning Committee for the Nassau County Chapter of the NYSSCPA and is also currently admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.