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Practice Areas

O'Doherty & Cataldo offers full service analysis of your legal issues. Our specialization areas include those listed below.

Our attorneys are also active members of the American, New York and Suffolk County Bar Associations. Following a thorough analysis of your legal issue, if we determine that your issue falls outside of our specialization area, we will personally recommend an attorney to represent you who has an expertise in your area. This is to ensure that you have the highest quality of representation available.



Whether administering a Trust, probating a Will, or handling the estate of a decedent with no documents in place, our firm will expertly guide you and your family through all levels of the estate process.


Our attorneys regularly practice in all local Surrogate Courts and are well equipped to assist you in handling this often difficult and emotional process.


Real Estate

We help people get their real estate transactions completed efficiently and effectively. We are extemely knowledgeable and experienced with local town governments and their respective zoning laws.


We represent both buyers and sellers, investors, first time homebuyers, and individuals involved in the conveyancing of real estate.


We also represent banks in the settlement of both primary and refinanced loans.


We also have a unique knowledge of Fire Island and are pleased to assist full time residents, vacationers, tenants, and investors in the area.


Estate Planning


We help people protect their assets for the loved ones through the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning tools.


We devote attention to each client to ensure your plan meets your family's specific needs, whether to protect them from Medicaid, unnecessary taxes, or simply to streamline the process for the people you care about.

Business Formation

We assist our clients in all areas of business formation, including but not limited to partnerships, corporations, and LLCs, as well as professional entities.


We handle all aspects of your small business, from initial partnership, shareholders, or operating agreements to contract and lease review.


We also endeavor to make sure your business is  protected from creditors and for your family, with buy/sell agreements and other important planning documents.

Criminal Law


As a former prosecutor/assistant District Attorney, Mr. O’Doherty has over 20 years of experience navigating the criminal justice system. He has helped individuals with their legal issues from DWIs and larcenies, as well as felonies and homicide.



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