- Practice Areas: Family Law, Real Estate
- Firm: Law Office of Stephen Gassman P.C.
- Web Site: http://www.nydivlaw.com/
Born: New York, N.Y., September 8, 1945
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1967, New York Law School, J.D., 1971
Practice Areas: Matrimonial Law; Family Law; Litigation; Appellate Practice
Membership: Nassau County (President, 1988-1989) and New York State (Chair, Family Law Section, 1992-1994) Bar Associations.
Admissions: 1972, New York
Reported Cases: DeMille v. DeMille, 5AD3d 428, 774 NYS2d 156 (2d Dept., 2004); Matter of Brim v. Combs, 25 AD3d 691, 808 NYS2d, 735 (2d Dept., 2006).
Stephen Gassman has been practicing matrimonial and family law for over 30 years, and has garnered a nationwide reputation as a leader in the field. He is one of fewer than 100 trial lawyers nationwide to be designated as a Diplomate of the exclusive American College of Family Trial Lawyers.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina and New York Law School, Mr. Gassman has served as an adjunct professor of law at Touro Law School, as Chair of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and as President of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Committee on Matrimonial Practice of the Unified Court System of the State of New York. He also serves on the Law Guardian Advisory Panel to the Tenth Judicial District, and as a member of the Judicial Hearing Officer Screening Committee of the Tenth Judicial District.
Mr. Gassman has authored numerous articles and monographs on all facets of matrimonial law and is the co-author, with Timothy M. Tippins, Esq., of counsel to Gassman Baiamonte Betts PC, of the popular works Evidence for Matrimonial Lawyers and Matrimonial Valuation. He is an editor of Fairshare, a monthly matrimonial law publication, and has 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. Mr. Gassman has lectured extensively to bar groups and at judicial symposiums on the national, state and local levels.
As the founding member of the firm, Mr. Gassman has successfully tried hundreds of matrimonial cases, and settled thousands of cases, throughout his career. In addition, he has served as appellate counsel in the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals. The New York Post has written that he is regarded as the top divorce lawyer in Nassau County.
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