David J. DePinto

Special Counsel


(631) 738-9100 ext. 212

An attorney and CPA, David J. DePinto, Esq., LL.M., CPA, MST, CELA practices in the areas of trusts, estate planning, and asset protection for high-net-worth individuals and families. He also focuses on charitable entities, business and succession planning for closely held businesses, estate and gift taxation, income taxation, 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. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax 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 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.

Hofstra University, B.B.A.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
New York University School of Law, L.L.M.
Long Island University, MST

New York
NYS Certified Public Accountant, CPA
Certified Elder Lawyer, CELA

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Member, American Bar Association
Member, NYS Bar Association
Member, Nassau County Bar Association
Member, Suffolk County Bar Association

Super Lawyers (2012-2023)
Edith Blum Foundation Award for Excellence in Taxation
Professor’s Award for Academic Achievement in Taxation