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About Cheryl Y. Mallis

Law School: St. John’s School of Law, J.D., 2002


College: Adelphi University, B.S., 1978

Practice Areas: Matrimonial Law; Family Law

Membership: Nassau County and New York State Bar Associations,
Family Law Sections and Nassau County Woman’s Bar Association

Admissions: 2003, New York; 2011 United States Supreme Court

Cheryl Y. Mallis graduated from Adelphi University, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received her J.D. degree from St. John’s Law School, having graduated on the Dean’s List with honors. While at law school, she was a staff member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards; one in Contracts and the other in Basic Federal Income Tax. During her time at law school, Ms. Mallis also worked at the Elder Law Clinic at St. Johns, where she assisted in preparing a brief on Predatory Lending and abuses against the elderly for the Eastern District of New York. She also was an intern for two Nassau County Supreme Court Justices, Honorable Elaine Jackson Stack, Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, Matrimonial Part, and Honorable F. Dana Winslow (Sup. Ct., Nassau Co.). 

Since being admitted to the Bar in January 2003, Ms. Mallis has practiced exclusively in matrimonial and family law, having been an attorney at the offices of Mary Ann Aiello, P.C. and at Tabat, Cohen and Blum. From 2006 through March 2017, Ms. Mallis was an attorney at Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC. She has assisted in the preparation and trial of complex equitable distribution, support, and child custody issues and has appellate advocacy experience involving issues of temporary and permanent support, enforcing agreements and prenuptial agreements.

Ms. Mallis has completed training in Collaborative Law and in Mediation, understanding the desire for a quicker and more amicable resolution to divorce.

Ms. Mallis is a member of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Publication Committee, the Appellate Committee and the Law and Technology Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Additionally, Ms. Mallis is a member of the Civil Practice Law and Rules Committee of the New York State Bar Association, which works closely with the legislature in Albany. Ms. Mallis also serves as a Part 137 Fee Arbitrator for the 10th Judicial District.  

Ms. Mallis is also on the panel for the Attorney for the Child, Appellate Division, Second Department, and approved through Part 36- to be an Attorney for the Child, where she represents children in Family Law matters in both Family Court and in Supreme Court.

In addition to being admitted to the New York State Bar, Ms. Mallis was also admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2011.

Some of her noteworthy reported cases are: Silver v. Silver, 46 A.D.3d 667 (2nd Dept, 2007); Marin v. Anisman, 69 A.D.3d 440 (1st Dept., 2010); Cioffi-Petrakis v. Petrakis. 72 A.D.3d 868 (2nd Dept., 2010); Silber v. Silber, 84 A.D.3d 931 (2nd Dept., 2011), Brody v. Brody, 137 A.D.3d 830 (2nd Dept., 2016); Brody v. Brody, 137 A.D.3d 832 (2nd Dept., 2016); Savel v. Savel, 2017 NY Slip Op 06309 (2nd Dept., 2017)

Ms. Mallis authored an article titled “SEPARATE PROPERTY CREDIT; ACQUISITION VS. TRANSMUTATION” which was published in the May 2014 issue of the Nassau Lawyer.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mallis owned and operated CAMCO Button, in Manhattan, where she sold buttons and trim to clothing manufacturers and designers, both in the United States and internationally; and negotiated price with vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and factories.

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