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Retired Westchester Surrogate Judge Heads Expansion Of Law Firm

Judge Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. Photo Credit: Contributed
Vincent C. Travagliato Photo Credit: Contributed
Frank J. Gobes Photo Credit: Contributed
Steven P. DeRicco Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise & Wiederkehr, a prominent New York metropolitan area law firm, has announced the expansion of its estate practice to be headed by Westchester County Surrogate Judge Anthony A. Scarpino Jr., who retired on Jan. 31 after 14 years on the bench.

“We are extremely pleased to have Judge Scarpino joining us to lead our expanded Estates and Trusts Practice Group. I cannot think of anyone better qualified and more uniquely experienced for this specialized area of practice than Tony," Alfred E. Donnellan, Managing Partner said in a statement.  "We are very fortunate not only to have Judge Scarpino come with our firm, but to add a team of three attorneys, each of whom brings extensive experience in Trust and Estates and Surrogate litigation. We will have the premier Trust and Estates and Surrogate litigation practice in Westchester and with this team of top professionals we will also have the capability to serve the entire Metropolitan area, including Connecticut.”

The following are joining the firm with Scarpino:

Steven P. DeRicco joins the firm after serving 21 years as the lead Surrogate Court's litigator with Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan. DeRicco is a graduate of Fordham University Law School, with a master's in tax law from New York University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Connecticut as well as New York.

Frank J. Gobes joins the firm after heading the Law Offices of Frank J. Gobes, which he established in 2006 in White Plains. Gobes previously was an attorney at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, and earlier with Graubard Miller in New York City. He is a graduate of New York Law School and a resident of Scarsdale. Gobes he focuses on estate planning, probate and Surrogate Court litigation.

Vincent C. Travagliato comes from The Travagliato Law Firm, a boutique estate and trust firm which he established in 2010 in Chappaqua. Earlier in his career, Travagliato ran the Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management Estate Planning Strategy Team, was a Director with Barclays Wealth and an attorney at Brown & Wood. He is  a graduate of Fordham University Law School and Pace University.

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