About the Author
Ms. Baiamonte has been engaged exclusively in the practice of matrimonial and family law since her admission to the New York State bar in 1994 after graduating from Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 1990, and then Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude in 1993. She is currently a member of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, where she presently serves as Second Vice Chair; as well as a member of the Family Law Section, Executive Committee and CLE Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Aside from this, she was also an Associate Editor of the Domestic Relations Reporter, a legal publication by Matthew Bender & Co., from 1995 through 1996. Having prosecuted and defended more than one dozen appeals involving matrimonial and family law issues, and has assisted in numerous trials and hearings involving complex equitable distribution issues and contested custody matters, her appellate advocacy experience is incredibly well rounded. Ms. Baiamonte also served as an Arbitrator in the Early Neutral Evaluation Program in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County, and is a frequent lecturer on various matrimonial topics for the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations and New York State Judicial Institute.
Stephen Gassman is a member of both the Nassau County (President, 1988-1989) and New York State (Chair, Family Law Section, 1992-1994) Bar Associations. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1967, and then New York Law School, J.D., 1971. Mr. Gassman practices in matrimonial and family law, litigation, and appellate practice, and is one of fewer than 100 trial lawyers nationwide to be designated as a Diplomate of the exclusive American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Having been actively practicing in matrimonial law for over 30 years, and, as the founding member of the firm, he has successfully tried hundreds of matrimonial cases, and settled thousands of cases, throughout his career. In addition, he has also served as appellate counsel in the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals, and The New York Post has written that he is regarded as the top divorce lawyer in Nassau County. Mr. Gassman has authored numerous publications on all facets of matrimonial law, and is an editor of Fairshare
, a monthly matrimonial law publication. He has also authored a chapter on the Use of Appraisers in the Valuation of Marital Property, published by Matthew Bender, as well as articles for the New York State Bar Association's Family Law Review
, and lectured extensively to bar groups and at judicial symposiums of various levels.
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