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Rosalia Baiamonte, Partner

Rosalia Baiamonte, Partner

Admitted: 1994, New York

Law School: Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993

College: Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 1990

Member: Nassau County (Member, Matrimonial Law Committee, 1993—; Member, Judiciary Committee, 2009—2015), New York State (Member, Family Law Section, 1993—; Financial Officer 2014—2016, Secretary 2016—present, Member, Executive Committee, 2011—, Member, CLE Committee, 2011—) and American Bar Associations.

Languages: Italian

Biography:

Ms. Baiamonte was admitted to the Bar in January, 1994.  Since admission to the Bar, Ms. Baiamonte has been engaged exclusively in the practice of matrimonial and family law.

 Ms. Baiamonte is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.S., cum laude, 1990) and Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1993; Senior Notes and Comments Editor, Syracuse Law Review), where she received the Order of the Coif.  After graduating law school, Ms. Baiamonte was an associate of the Garden City firm of DaSilva & Keidel from October 1993 through February 1996.  During this time, she was Associate Editor of the Domestic Relations Reporter, a legal publication by Matthew Bender.  In March, 1996, Ms. Baiamonte became an associate of Stephen Gassman, Esq., a renowned leader in the field of matrimonial and family law.  Ms. Baiamonte was named a member of the firm on August 1, 2007, at which time the firm was renamed Gassman, Baiamonte, Betts & Tannenbaum, P.C.  In April 2011, the firm became known as Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC.  In November 2016, the firm was renamed Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C.

 Since 1994, Ms. Baiamonte has been and remains an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association.  She served on the Executive Committee of the Matrimonial Law Committee since July 2009; and she is the immediate past Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee, serving a 2-year term July 2015 – June 2017.  In June 2014, she received The Richard J. Keidel Memorial Award in recognition of her contributions as a skilled advocate, leader and her professionalism in the practice of Matrimonial Law.  Ms. Baiamonte served on the NCBA Judiciary Committee from July 2009 through June 2015 (serving as Vice Chair from July 2013-June 2014, and as Chair from July 2014-June 2015).  Ms. Baiamonte received the Bar Association’s 2014-2015 Directors’ Award for Outstanding Service as Chair of the Judiciary Committee.  Ms. Baiamonte has served as a member of the NCBA Board of Directors (2013-2016), and was installed as Secretary of the Nassau County Bar Association in June 2018.

Ms. Baiamonte is also an active member of the New York State Bar Association.  She was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section in July 2011.  She has served as NYSBA’s Financial Officer (2014-2016), Secretary (2016-2018) and is currently the Vice Chair of the Family Law Section.  Ms. Baiamonte also serves as a Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, a position she has held since 2014, as well as Program Co-Chair of the Section’s Annual and Summer Meetings.  

 In 2017, Ms. Baiamonte was installed as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter.

 Ms. Baiamonte has served as an Arbitrator in the Early Neutral Evaluation Program in the Nassau County Supreme Court, and currently serves as a Discovery Referee in the Matrimonial Center as well as a Part 137 Fee Arbitrator for the 10th Judicial District.  Ms. Baiamonte is a frequent lecturer on various matrimonial topics for the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations and Nassau Academy of Law.  She has appeared as a guest lecturer at various law schools (C.W. Post and St. John’s University School of Law) and other Bar groups; and she has been invited by Justices of the Nassau County Supreme Court to address Law Interns on the topic of legal research and writing. 

 Ms. Baiamonte is an Editor of Library of New York Matrimonial Law Forms, a 1,350+ page compendium of matrimonial law forms available through the New York Law Journal  (©2012).

Ms. Baiamonte has extensive experience dealing with a full range of matrimonial issues, among them: agreements (pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and separation), custody and visitation, equitable distribution, spousal and child support issues, license and professional practice valuations, enforcement and modification proceedings, awards of counsel fees and experts’ fees.  Ms. Baiamonte has extensive appellate advocacy experience, having prosecuted and defended dozens of appeals involving complex matrimonial and family law issues, most notably: Nerayoff v. Rokhsar, ___ N.Y.S.3d ___, 2019 WL 362120; Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C. v. Katz, 164 A.D.3d 790, 82 N.Y.S.2d 136 (2nd Dept., 2018); DeFilippis v. DeFilippis, 146 A.D.3d 750, 45 N.Y.S.3d 175 (2nd Dept., 2017); Barnes-Levitin v. Levitin, 131 A.D.3d 98716 N.Y.S.3d 460 (Mem) (2nd Dept., 2015);  Beroza v. Hendler, 109 A.D.3d 498, 970 N.Y.S.2d 313 (2nd Dept., 2013); Goncalves v. Goncalves, 105 A.D.3d 901, 963 N.Y.S.2d 686 (2nd Dept., 2013); Chesner v. Chesner, 95 A.D.3d 1252, 945 N.Y.S.2d 409 (2nd Dept., 2012); Beroza v. Hendler, 71 A.D.3d 615, 896 N.Y.S.2d 144 (2nd Dept., 2010); Kriftcher v. Kriftcher, 59 A.D.3d 392, 874 N.Y.S.2d 153 (2nd Dept., 2009); DeMille v. DeMille, 5 A.D.3d 428, 774 N.Y.S.2d 156 (2nd Dept., 2004); DeMille v. DeMille, 32 A.D.3d 411, 820 N.Y.S.2d 111 (2nd Dept., 2006); Matter of Brim v. Combs, 25 A.D.3d, 691, 808 N.Y.S.2d 735 (2nd Dept., 2006); Matter of Brim v. Combs, 17 A.D.3d 361, 792 N.Y.S.2d 568 (2nd Dept., 2005); Klein v. Klein, 296 A.D.2d 533, 745 N.Y.S.2d 569 (2nd Dept., 2002); Rindos v. Rindos, 264 A.D.2d 722, 694 N.Y.S.2d 735 (2nd Dept., 1999); and Vigliotti v. Vigliotti, 260 A.D.2d 470, 688 N.Y.S.2d 198 (2nd Dept., 1999).

Ms. Baiamonte was born in Palermo, Italy.  She is married with two children, and resides in Bayside, New York.

Lectures

    • Fall 2007:         NYSBA Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
      • Speaker (Motions and Pre-Trial Intervention)
    • Fall 2009:         NYSBA Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Motions and Pre-Trial Intervention)
    • Spring 2010:    NYSBA Practical Skills - Family Court Practice, Support, Family
      • Offense Proceedings and Ethics
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Objections to Orders of Support
      • Magistrate, Appeals After Objections)
    • Fall 2010:         NYSBA Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Motions and Pre-Trial Intervention)
    • Spring 2011:    NYSBA Practical Skills - Family Court Practice: Custody, Child
      • Protective Proceedings and Ethics
      • Speaker (How to Handle a Custody Case - Part I - Basic Elements)
    • Fall 2011:         NYSBA Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice 
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Motions and Pre-Trial Intervention)
    • Fall 2011:         NYSBA: Successfully Handling Custody and Vocational Expert
      • Witnesses In Your Matrimonial Practice
      • Program Chair
    • Spring 2012:    NYSBA Practical Skills - Family Court Practice, Support, Family
      • Offense Proceedings and Ethics
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Objections to Orders of Support
      • Magistrate, Appeals After Objections)
    • Spring 2012:    NYSBA: Matrimonial Trial Institute I: Trial Techniques & Strategies
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2012:         NYSBA Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Practice Management, Ethics and
      • Professionalism; Motions and Pre-Trial Intervention)
    • Fall 2012:         NYSBA: Matrimonial Trial Institute II:
      • Proving Your Support Case
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Spring 2013:    NYSBA Practical Skills - Family Court Practice - Custody
      • Program Chair & Speaker (Ethics in Matrimonial and Family Law)
    • Spring 2013:    NYSBA: Matrimonial Trial Institute III: Valuation of Closely
      • Held Businesses, Licenses and Professional Practices
    • Fall 2013:         NYSBA Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Motions and Pre-Trial Intervention;
      • Matrimonial Agreements and Introduction to CSSA)
    • Fall 2013:         NYSBA Matrimonial Trial Institute IV: A Mock Financial Trial
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2013:         Nassau Academy of Law - Pre-Nuptial Agreements Post-Petrakis
      • Panelist, Speaker
    • Spring 2014:    NYSBA Matrimonial Trial Institute V: Trial of a Custody Case
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2014:         NYSBA Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice
      • Program Chair and Speaker (Practice Management, Ethics and
    • Fall 2014:         NCBA - Matrimonial Law Committee
      • Should Attorneys and Litigants Have Access to Forensic Reports
      • and Forensic Evaluators’ Raw Data and Material?
      • Panelist, Speaker
    • Fall 2014:         NYSBA Divorce Anniversaries 2014: 25th Anniversary of CSSA
      • and 35th Anniversary of Equitable Distribution
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Spring 2015:    NYSBA Divorce Anniversaries II:
      • Valuation & Executive Compensation
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Spring 2015:    New York City Bar
      • Speaker, Ethics, Practice Management and Professionalism
    • Summer 2015: NYSBA Bridging the Gap
      • Negotiating a Separation Agreement in a Matrimonial Case in NY
      • Speaker                                  
    • Fall 2015:         NYSBA – Using Tax Returns to Develop Your Equitable
      • Distribution and Support Case
      • Program Chair, Moderator and Speaker
    • Spring 2016:    NYSBA – The Basics of Business Valuation in Matrimonial
      • Matters
      • Program Chair, Moderator and Speaker
    • Summer 2016: NYSBA – Understanding State & Federal Retirement Plans
      • In Matrimonial Disputes
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2016:         NYSBA Bridging the Gap
      • Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement – Key Considerations
      • Speaker
    • Fall 2016:         NYSBA – Family Court Trial Institute Part I: Orders of Protection
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2016:         NYSBA – Digital Evidence: Legal, Technical and Ethical Issues
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2016:         NYSBA – 25 Years After “Alison D”: Exploring Issues Facing
      • Same-Sex Parents Post 2011 Marriage Equality Act
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Spring 2017:    NYSBA Bridging the Gap
      • The Effect of Spousal Contributions on the Distribution of Marital Assets
      • Speaker
    • Spring 2017:    NCBA – National Academy of Law Moot Court Competition
      • Guest Judge
    • Fall 2017:         NYSBA Webinar –
      • Forensic Accounting and Valuation in Matrimonial Matters
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2017:         NYSBA - Critical Areas in Matrimonial Law: Ethics, Evidence, Separate Property/Comingling
      • Program Chair, Moderator and Speaker
    • Fall 2017:         NYSBA - Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst: Live and Die by the PreNup  (partnered with Trusts and Estates Section)
      • Program Co-Chair and Speaker
    • Dec. 2017:        NYSBA - Bridging the Gap
      • Separate Property, Comingling and Transmutation
      • Speaker
    • Spring 2018:     NYSBA – Bridging the Gap
      • Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement: Key Considerations
      • Speaker
    • Spring 2018:     NYSBA – Critical Areas in Matrimonial Law II:
      • Drafting Pendente Lite, Modification, and In Limine Motions
      • Program Chair, Moderator and Speaker
    • Summer 2018:  NYSBA – Bridging the Gap
      • Reading Personal Tax Returns and Imputed Income
      • Speaker
    • Fall 2018:          NYSBA FLS & Committee on LGBT People & the Law
      • Redefining Family in New York: Evolving Law, Theory & Practice
      • Program Moderator
    • Fall 2018:          NYSBA – Matrimonial Law Practical Skills:
      • Preparing for and Conducting Party Depositions
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2018:          NYSBA- Matrimonial Trial Institute VI: Deconstructing a Business
      • Valuation Report
      • Program Chair and Moderator
    • Fall 2018:          SCBA – Hot Topics in Matrimonial Law
      • Redefining Family in New York
      • Co Presenter
    • Fall 2018:          NYSBA – Bridging the Gap
      • Client Counseling in Matrimonial Law
      • Speaker


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