Cheryl Erato Esq.

Cheryl Erato Esq.

Lake Success, New York

Cheryl L. Erato, Esq. is an associate at Salem, Shor & Saperstein, LLP. and focuses her practice in the areas of probate and estate administration, estate litigation and estate planning. Ms. Erato assists her clients with all aspects of Surrogate's Court proceedings, including those that are contested and involve disputes regarding a decedent's estate. Ms. Erato is eligible and is currently an active member on the Part 36 fiduciary list where she serves as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem to represent individuals who cannot come to court to protect their own rights and interests.

Ms. Erato received her Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in English, from Stony Brook University. While at Hofstra University School of Law, Ms. Erato served as a legal extern to the Honorable Arthur M. Diamond in Nassau County Supreme Court and served as a legal intern at Salem, Shor & Saperstein, LLP. She has been with the firm since December, 2013. During her time in law school, Ms. Erato was recognized for her pro bono volunteer work, receiving the Bronze Level Public Service Award. She was the Vice President of Hofstra Law School's Elder Law Society and a member of the Trial Advocacy Association.

Ms. Erato is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association where she belongs to the "Elder Law and Special Needs" and "Trust and Estates Law" Sections and has been named on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2018. Ms. Erato is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey.


Areas of Practice

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Guardianship Proceedings (Article 81)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2016
  • New Jersey, 2015


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 2015
  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2011
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Bronze Level Public Service Award
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Judicial Extern to the Hon. Arthur M. Diamond, Nassau County Supreme Court, May 1, 2013 - August 1, 2013