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David Matthew Gross

Divorce and separation Attorney at Forest Hills, NY

5.0   29 reviews

also known as David M. Gross, David Gross

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

I am an attorney and mediator focusing in divorce/family law.  I have been a licensed attorney since early 2007, graduating from St. John's University Law School in 2006. 

 

My office --Gemelli Gross Shapiro & Marino-- is a boutique matrimonial firm located in Forest Hills, Queens, near Eddie's Sweet Shop.  We represent individuals in divorce and family law matters in the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. I also mediate matrionial and family law issues, as well as prenuptial agreements.

 

Please contact me if you are in need of assistance.

 

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David is a Partner at Gemelli Gross Shapiro & Marino (f/k/a John A. Gemelli, P.C.); his practice is exclusively in divorce & family law, pursuing his clients’ rights in divorce, custody & parenting time, child support, maintenance (alimony), equitable distribution, & other family law matters in the Five Boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester County.

 

As both a litigator & trained divorce mediator, David prides himself in taking practical, common sense approaches to resolving conflicts, pursuing creative solutions to some of the most difficult problems in divorce & family law matters. When appropriate, David explores every possible avenue to help settle a case, moving matters to conclusion expeditiously and with dignity, without sacrificing thoroughness.

David is a member of the New York State, Queens County, and Nassau County Bar Associations, and was recently nominated as a SuperLawyers Rising Star and one of the "10 Best Attorneys," having demonstrated exceptional and outstanding client service, by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Location

Gemelli Gross Shapiro & Marino
10515 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY, 11375-6737

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Posted by Nadia | March 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
David Gross, the Attorney You Can Trust
I cannot recommend David Gross highly enough. Throughout the challenging 4.5 years of my divorce and custody battle, David was my unwavering support. His prompt responses to my emails, meticulous attention to detail, and clear explanations made every step of the process easier to navigate. Mr. Gross's professionalism and ease of working with were truly remarkable. He provided wise advice on all aspects of my case, giving me confidence in every decision. If you're looking for an attorney who is not only knowledgeable but also genuinely cares about your case, David Gross is the one to call.
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Response from David Gross March 26, 2024
It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by patricia | February 28, 2024
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Excellent Attorney
David Gross helped us draw up our separation agreement with ease and understanding, He made the process effortless. We highly recommend him.
Response from David Gross March 26, 2024
It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Tim | August 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Professional and Understanding
Quite simply, I consider it fortunate that David was recommended to us. I firmly believe that no one else could have made the process of our mediation as seamless as David did. From the very beginning, he was accommodating, articulate, highly detailed, and demonstrated an immense knowledge of the law and how best to achieve our objectives. Even more importantly than this however, is the human aspect. Throughout our mediation, David showed the empathy for what we were dealing with and understanding for all of the emotional ebbs and flows that comes with separation/mediation/divorce. As a value consideration to retaining counsel, I placed that attribute far above any of the others David so frequently displayed, and I am grateful for it. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2023
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Glad to have found David
I was naturally going through a very difficult time and was referred to David. I am very thankful for the referral and having the chance to meet David. He cares and knows both the NYC and Long Island courts very well. He is knowledgeable and understands the importance of time for his clients. Aside from being a wonderful attorney, he is friendly, responsive and empathizes with the current situation. I would highly recommend David as counsel and a friend. Thank you very much David.
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Response from David Gross August 28, 2023
Very glad to have had the chance to help!
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2022
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Highly Recommend
David was a joy to work with on my pre-nup. He was extremely professional, thoughtful and responsive throughout the entire drafting process. He listened to all of my questions and concerns attentively and patiently, and was very good at explaining things to me in easy to understand terms. I would highly recommend David.
Response from David Gross August 28, 2023
Thrilled to be able to help. May your prenup gather dust!
Posted by Stephane | September 26, 2022
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Post-nuptial agreement.
We were referred to David's office, as we recently married and we wished to create a customized postnuptial agreement. David mediated and created a document that reflects both our values. He clearly helped us navigate the intricacies, the pros and cons, and handled topics that are often of a difficult nature with great respect of our newly founded union. His demeanor throughout the process was accommodating, responsive and professional. We felt fortunate to have David as our mediator.
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Response from David Gross August 28, 2023
Always happy to help!
Posted by Steven | March 29, 2022
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Great Service
David was professional, quick, and got my deal done promptly without any of the normal headaches of hiring a lawyer would definitely recommend to friends and family
Response from David Gross August 28, 2023
My pleasure! Thanks for putting your trust in us!
Posted by Mark | March 2, 2022
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Highly recommended Divorce Attorney!!!
I hired David after my first consultation with him. He explained clearly to me my rights and the process that would take place. Laws have changed since my first divorce nearly 20 years ago. David was always available whenever I needed answers for my questions. Always responded promptly to emails & phone calls. I highly recommend David, he is experienced in the divorce field and always put my mind at ease during a traumatic time in my life. I can’t emphasize enough but I’m sure happy that David was in my corner!
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Response from David Gross March 3, 2022
Mark - it was my pleasure working with you. Good luck to you!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
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Fantastic!!!
David was a pleasure to work with. He was beyond efficient. My Divorice was completed with lightning speed. I highly recommend him!!!
Response from David Gross August 28, 2023
Happy to help!
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2022
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Divorce Lawyer
David helped with my divorce during 2021. The court system in Queens was very far behind schedule and David took time to reassure me of the process. I definitely recommend him.
Response from David Gross August 28, 2023
Happy to help!
Posted by Dave | December 31, 2020
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Prenupital Agreement
I hired David in the fall of 2020 to draft a prenupital agreement and represent me in negotiations with my future wife's attorney. I'm very satisfied with David's representation. He took the time to understand my circumstances, thoroughly explained and provided guidance for parts of the agreement I was unsure of, and was very responsive to questions. Mr. Gross' experience in going through the prenup drafting and revision process, aside from being generally useful in drafting a thorough agreement, came in handy in two ways which I'd like to specifically note: * David encouraged me to discuss the agreement terms we had in mind with my future wife and reach an understanding so that extensive revision would not be necessary. As expected, this saved time and money in the end, as few revisions needed to be made. Having these early in the process also helped my wife and I understand each other's fears and priorities relating to marriage more clearly. Happy to say that this process made us more confident that we were marrying the right person, not less. * My wife-to-be was having trouble finding an attorney that could represent her well. Mr. Gross referred us to someone who he felt would be a good fit, which ended up being the case. I'd like to note that he didn't suggest tapping his network until we had spent substantial time and effort looking for representation unsuccessfully, and at no point did we feel pressured to go with the attorney he recommended. I don't plan on needing Mr. Gross' services in the future, but wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who does, especially someone looking for an experienced guide through the prenupital agreement process.
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Posted by Lani | October 20, 2020
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Highly Recommend David
I hired David to represent me in negotiating a prenuptial agreement. This was the first time I have hired an attorney for any reason and I was a bit skeptical going into the process, not knowing what to expect. From start to finish, he was very thorough in making sure I understood what each part of the agreement meant and how it could be interpreted under the law. There were a few instances where he advised me what he thought was in my best interest and if I made concessions, as long as he was certain that I understood what I was agreeing to, he respected my decision. He listened to all of my concerns and was very responsive to all of my emails and phone calls, much more than my husband's attorney. He charged a fair fee and I wasn't shocked by the bill at the end, which was a relief. Overall, I had a positive experience with David and I would definitely retain his services again, though hopefully I won't need his services in the future! I would recommend him to friends and family that are looking for a divorce attorney, particularly in prenuptial agreements.
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Response from David Gross November 3, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my sincere pleasure working with you. May your prenup gather dust!
Posted by Jeff | August 1, 2020
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Great experience
I hired David to draft my prenuptial agreement. He was both professional and personable throughout the process. His advice was thoughtful and he was highly attuned to our specific preferences. I would highly recommend David for both drafting and representation.
Response from David Gross August 4, 2020
It was my pleasure. I wish you both the very best of luck! May your prenup gather dust!
Posted by Lloyd | August 13, 2019
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Great job
We used David Gross to file divorce papers in an uncontested divorce proceeding. He was professional and extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
Response from David Gross December 19, 2019
It was my pleasure. Best of luck to you!
Posted by Don | August 1, 2019
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Preferred Divorce attorneys
David Gross is a very down to earth lawyer . He explains everything and can get aggressive on your part when he needs to. He explains what is going on in a way that you can understand and will explain his reasoning as well as listen to your concerns at all times. I would certainty recommend him to anyone seeking the unfortunate situation of getting a divorce.
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Response from David Gross December 19, 2019
Don, thanks for placing your trust in me. Best of luck to you!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2018
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Satisfied client
Divorce is definitely not a highlight of one's life. it's a time where you need someone you trust to give you the advice to navigate you through this difficult situation. I can't thank him enough for getting me through this time. I highly recommend him if you are in need of his services.
Response from David Gross October 18, 2018
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to earn your business and trust.
Posted by Filomena | May 21, 2018
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VERY SATISFIED
I was introduced to David from a prior attorney where he felt David would be able to bring a 5 year long, drawn out, procrastinated divorce to a close, and he did just that!! I am happy to say that I am very pleased and satisfied with all aspects in the way David handled my case. He is respectful and sympathetic to all your needs and concerns, very efficient, prompt with responding and takes the extra time to explain all. Most of all, his demeanor brings a sense of calm. My overall experience in working with David and his staff was phenomenal and I highly recommend using him if need be!
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Response from David Gross October 18, 2018
It was my pleasure working with you, Filomena. Best of luck!
Posted by Steven | March 11, 2018
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Caring and Understanding
David was thoughtful and understanding during a very difficult period for my wife and myself as we drafted a separation agreement. He was caring and showed genuine concern for both of us as we progressed through the process. I would highly recommend him as a divorce attorney.
Response from David Gross March 17, 2018
Steven, thank you to you and your wife for putting your trust in me to mediate your divorce. It was truly a pleasure working with you both. I am glad to have been of help!
Posted by CC | December 10, 2017
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Helpful and attentive
I'm so glad I worked with David. He was so careful and thorough in making sure my documents were carefully worded and prepared. I knew he was on my side and engaged in the process from beginning to end. Happy to recommend him!!
Response from David Gross December 11, 2017
Glad to have helped! Thanks for the kind words!
Posted by Joni | September 29, 2017
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Wonderful to work with!
I worked with David on my prenuptial agreement. He was very professional, friendly and easy to work with. David was accessible and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all my questions in terms that were easy to understand and helped me to navigate new territory. I feel fully comfortable with the final product and he made it an easy and pain-free process. I would highly recommend him.
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Response from David Gross October 3, 2017
It was my pleasure to help, Joni. I wish you two all the best!
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gemelli Gross Shapiro & Marino
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gemelli Gross & Dujmic
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Senior Associate
  • John A. Gemelli, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2018

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2006
  • College of William and Mary
  • B.A.
  • 2003

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Family & Divorce Mediation Council
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Equitable Distribution Seminar
  • Equitable Distribution and Matrimonial Case Update
  • 2023
  • Equitable Distribution Seminar
  • Equitable Distribution and Matrimonial Case Update
  • 2022
  • Equitable Distribution Seminar
  • Equitable Distribution and Matrimonial Case Update
  • 2021
  • Equitable Distribution Seminar
  • Equitable Distribution and Matrimonial Case Update
  • 2020
  • Equitable Distribution Seminar
  • Equitable Distribution and Matrimonial Case Update
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (17)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse David in the fields of family and divorce law. I have worked alongside David in a few matters and have consulted him on numerous other matters. I have consistently found him to be conscientious, empathetic, and extremely knowledgeable. Not only will I continue to rely on his expertise in the years ahead, I will also recommend him to any person in need of superlative family or divorce counsel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David Gross served as the opposing attorney on a complex and somewhat contentious divorce. The parties were very angry and emotional. Things could have spiraled out of control but thanks in large part to David's calm demeanor and excellent skills as a divorce attorney he helped bring the case to an amicable resolution for all parties. As a level headed but fierce advocate, David is an asset not just to his clients but to the matrimonial bar in general."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an incredibly bright, articulate and honorable attorney. He fights hard for his clients and succeeds in obtaining excellent results for them."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David Gross is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is intelligent and extremely ethical. I highly endorse David Gross."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Gross for approximately seven years, and refer any matrimonial/divorce clients to him. He is always prompt in responding to any questions they may have, and is always professional and courteous. I fully endorse Mr. Gross without hesitation. He is an excellent attorney and a great contact to have."
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Forest Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer David Matthew Gross
David Matthew Gross
Divorce and separation Attorney
Forest Hills, NY
Licensed for 17 years