Welcome to Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC
Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC, has established itself as Greater New York's premiere matrimonial and family law firm, and it is one of the most respected and sought-after matrimonial law firms servicing Long Island and the greater New York Metropolitan area. The firm's attorneys have devoted themselves exclusively to the highly specialized fields of matrimonial and family law, and have 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, as well as an extensive family law appellate practice.
We understand that most clients prefer to resolve their matrimonial difficulties on an amicable basis, and we pride ourselves in having significant experience negotiating equitable and just settlements whenever possible. We devote careful and meticulous attention to our clients and their cases, and we help our clients develop a case plan geared toward providing optimum results.
At Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC, the lawyers concentrate exclusively on family and matrimonial law. We fully appreciate the sensitive nature of family proceedings, and the firm has helped thousands of individuals throughout Long Island and the greater New York City area in matters of divorce property distribution, maintenance (alimony) and child support, custody and visitation and pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements. The firm's lawyers are leaders in their field. They are experienced, hard working, and approachable in their efforts to offer high quality family law representation.
The attorneys of Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC, have extensive experience negotiating equitable and just settlements whenever possible, and they are also exceptionally qualified to litigate highly complex financial, property and support-related issues as well as issues of custody and visitation. Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC, also has considerable experience in the field of appellate advocacy with respect to matrimonial issues. The firm has handled a multitude of appeals in all New York State appellate courts, including the Court of Appeals, the Appellate Divisions and the Appellate Terms. Their appellate representation has placed the firm in the forefront of innovative changes in interpretations and applications of New York State's Domestic Relations Law.
Mr. Gassman has been practicing law since 1972. Mr. Gassman is a nationally renowned attorney who has handled prominent and precedent-setting cases involving, among other matters, equitable distribution, license and practice valuation, custody, spousal and child support and counsel fees. Mr. Gassman is a former President of the Bar Association of Nassau County (1988-1989), a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and one of only 100 matrimonial lawyers across the country invited to be a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.
Today, Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC, is known throughout the country for its pioneering role in the field of family and matrimonial law. The firm's attorneys have handled precedent setting cases involving classification and distribution of marital property, valuation issues, custody matters, counsel fees and agreements.
666 Old Country Road, Ste. 801
Garden City, NY 11530
Rosalia Baiamonte is a 1990 graduate of Brandeis University, cum laude, majoring in political science, with minors in Italian Literature and Art History. Ms. Baiamonte received the Waltham Group recognition award for outstanding service to the community of Waltham, Massachusetts, for founding an after-school tutoring program for under-privileged children. Ms. Baiamonte received her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, in June, 1993, where she served on the Syracuse University Law Review as the Senior Notes and Comments Editor. During law school, Ms. Baiamonte received the Order of the Coif as well as the American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence in appellate advocacy skills and practice. She served as a member of the Moot Court Board and was cited for academic excellence in Children and the Law. During her final year of law school, Ms. Baiamonte served as a legal research and writing instructor for first year law students.
Ms. Baiamonte was admitted to the New York State Bar in January, 1994. Since that time, Ms. Baiamonte has been engaged exclusively in the practice of matrimonial and family law, having been an associate with the firm of DaSilva & Keidel in Garden City, New York, from October, 1993, through February, 1996. Ms. Baiamonte became an associate of Stephen Gassman in March 1996. She became a member of the firm on August 1, 2007, and the firm was later renamed Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC.
Ms. Baiamonte is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. She is 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. Additionally, she was an Associate Editor of the Domestic Relations Reporter, a legal publication by Matthew Bender & Co., from 1995 through 1996. Ms. Baiamonte has extensive appellate advocacy experience, 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. Ms. Baiamonte served as an Arbitrator in the Early Neutral Evaluation Program in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County. Ms. Baiamonte is a frequent lecturer on various matrimonial topics for the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations and New York State Judicial Institute.
Ms. Baiamonte is fluent in Italian as a second language.
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), New York State (Member, Family Law Section, 1993; Member, Executive Committee, 2011, Member, CLE Committee, 2011) and American Bar Associations.
Languages: Italian, French
Born: Palermo, Italy, February 2, 1968