Danielle B. Gatto
Danielle B. Gatto
Danielle B. Gatto is a partner in the litigation group, concentrating her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, real property actions, zoning matters, and employment litigation. Ms. Gatto also assists with commencing, and defending Constitutional actions, as well as complex tax certiorari proceedings. She also has extensive experience with adverse possession and prescriptive easement claims.
Ms. Gatto has successfully argued before the Appellate Division, as well as in state and in federal court proceedings. She also has significant experience with motion and trial practice in state and federal courts, representing large and small business, individuals, and municipalities.
Ms. Gatto is approved by the Officer of Court Administration in the State of New York to serve as a Receiver and Counsel to Receiver, and has been appointed by various Justices of the Nassau County Supreme Court to serve in these roles in order to oversee the appropriate and expeditious sale of real property.
In this COVID-19 world, Ms. Gatto has remained up to date on all new developments affecting litigation, including potential insurance coverage issues, the impact of force majeure provisions, and contract obligations generally. She has become particularly well-versed with the impact of COVID-19 on catering halls and potential steps to take to avoid contract issues.
Ms. Gatto has published numerous articles pertaining to COVID-19-related litigation issues, including articles on commercial contract rights and business interruption insurance.
Ms. Gatto has also published the following: “Limiting the Unrestricted Motion in Limine,” in the New York Law Journal, which she co-authored; “The Improper Use of Motions in Limine,” in the Nassau Lawyer, also co-authored; and authored “New Legislation to Promote a ‘Healthy’ Workplace,” in Hofstra’s Labor and Employment Law Journal blog.
She has received the Long Island Young Professionals Award (2013), was named an Outstanding Woman in the Law (2016), and has been selected to New York Metro Rising Stars lists in Business Litigation (2015 to 2020).
In her spare time, Ms. Gatto volunteers with various animal rescue groups.
- Hofstra University School of Law, 2009
- Tulane University, B.A., 2006
- New York State Bar
- United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- New York State Bar Association (Federal Procedure Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section)
- Nassau County Bar Association (Commercial Litigation (Vice Chair) and Women in Law Committees)
- Nassau County Women’s Bar Association
- Suffolk County Bar Association
- Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court
- September 30, 2021
2021 New York Metro Rising Stars list (Business Litigation)
- November 17, 2020
Co-Presenter, Inn of Court CLE, “Litigating in a Post-COVID-19 World and Contract Obligations in a Post-COVID-19 World”
- October 28, 2020
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP has a Combined Total of 34 Attorneys Selected to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
- May 18, 2020
Analyzing Commercial Contract Rights in Troubled Times
- May 2020
Nassau Lawyer, New York’s Businesses are Interrupted, but are They Covered by Business Interruption Insurance?
- April 29, 2020
Business Interruption Insurance For Small Businesses closed by the Coronavirus Pandemic- It’s time for a “New Deal”
- April 8, 2020
Business Interruption Insurance Alert
- April 6, 2020
Analyzing Business Interruption Insurance Clauses – A Primer For New York Business Owners
- September 12, 2019
2019 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list (Business Litigation)
- September 13, 2018
Gatto Named to the 2018 New York SuperLawyers Rising Stars®List
- December, 2017
Three Partners Named at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP
- April 2016
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP Congratulates Six Attorneys Who Are Spotlighted in New York Super Lawyers® Magazine’s Special Women’s Editions
- September 17, 2015
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP Attorneys Named to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars® List
- May 8, 2013
Litigation Associate Danielle B. Gatto Recognized by The Huntington Chamber of Commerce at the Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals Event
- October, 2011
Donald Jay Schwartz and Danielle B. Gatto Publish Article in the Nassau Lawyer
- August 15, 2011
Donald Jay Schwartz and Danielle B. Gatto Publish Article in the Latest Issue of the New York Law Journal