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DeVito & Gartland, P.C.


DeVito & Gartland, P.C.

Estate and Elder Law

will protect

Our focus

DeVito and Gartland is a locally known law firm with a primary focus on Elder Law and Estate Planning.

Quality and Personal care

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the personal care and attention that we provide to each of our clients. Our team is dedicated to the highest level of client service.

Protect yourself

Nursing home care can be expensive.  Trust us to design a plan that protects your assets and gets you the care you deserve.

Medicaid made easy

Some seniors aren't even aware that they qualify for Medicaid! We can make sure that you get the care that you're entitled to.

Trust and Estate Planning

Take advantage of our expertise in trust and estate planning to protect your property during life and to develop plans for a smooth and cost-effective distribution of wealth after death.

Our Services

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About Us


Our Services

Elder Law

Special Needs

Estate Planning

Estates and Trusts



Estate Litigation

Melissa L. Forgas-Gartland


Prior to starting DeVito & Gartland, P.C., Ms. Gartland was a Senior Attorney with a mid-sized firm, where she managed the firm's Estate Administration Department.  The firm focused on Elder Law, Wealth Preservation, Estate Administration and Fiduciary Services, Estate Litigation, and Transactional and Business Services.


Ms. Gartland began her legal career with Long Island's largest law firm, where she was involved with all aspects of Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning, as well as Estate and Trust Administration for high net worth clients.


Ms. Gartland is a graduate of Hofstra University and New York Law School, where she, under the supervision of an attorney, successfully represented clients seeking political asylum, before the New York City Immigration Court.


Ms. Gartland is admitted to practice law in New York and is a member of the Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations and Suffolk County Women's Bar Association.  She is also a Charter Member of the National Aging in Place Council (Long Island Chapter).


Ms. Gartland also serves as a Court Examiner overseeing fiduciaries and determining whether they have performed their court ordered duties.

Louis DeVito


Prior to joining DeVito & Gartland, P.C., Mr. DeVito managed the Tax Department at a mid-sized law firm that specialized in sophisticated Estate Planning, Elder Law Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, and Complex Corporate and Real Estate Tax matters.


In addition to being an attorney, Louis is also a Certified Public Accountant and has managed his own accounting firm on Long Island where he focused on Estate, Gift and Income Tax Planning.  Mr. DeVito has lectured to numerous groups over the years on topics such as Estate Planning, Individual and Corporate Tax Planning and Taxation.


Mr. DeVito is a graduate of Northeastern University, cum laude, and Hofstra University School of Law, cum laude.


Mr. DeVito is a member of the American Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Every someday needs a plan

Retirement starts with a vision, and comes to life with a plan.  With our insights and expertise, we can help you get to your own personal someday.

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DeVito & Gartland, P.C.

369 East Main Street, Suite 8

East Islip, NY 11730

Tel: 631-581-0381

Fax: 631-581-2846

Melissa L. Forgas-Gartland, Esq.


Louis DeVito, Esq., C.P.A.



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