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Having started out as a prosecutor (assigned to investigate and prosecute Organized Crime and Political Corruption cases), I then proceeded to enter private practice engaged in criminal defense. This prepared me for complex trial work which is sometimes required for complex matrimonial matters. We represent clients who require conclusion of their matters that are complex as well as those that are or at least should include more typical issues to be resolved for clients. I have been admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern and the Southern Districts of New York since 1975. I have been admitted to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 1985.

I have lectured on matrimonial matters for the NYS Bar Association and taught clasees for trial testimony for Molloy College.


My office reprsents clients with a wide range of matrimonial and family Law matters.

  • Divorce

  • Custody/visitation

  • Child Support

  • Maintenance (alimony)

  • Distribution of assets

  • Settlement Agreements

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Real estate transactions


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 85%
    39 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    39 years, 45 cases
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    39 years, 400 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David P Galison

    Gilbert Balanoff is without question one of the most knowledgeable litigators that practice matrimonial law on Long Island. He says what he means and means what he says. If you are looking for an attorney to refer a case or need a lawyer for your own matter, without hesitation Mr. Balanoff is the right litigator for the job.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gilbert L. Balanoff, P.C.

1539 Franklin Avenue
Suite 101
Mineola, NY, 11501-4806


NYCurrently registered 197307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Martindale HubbellTop Rated Lawyer2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Gilbert L. Balanoff, P.C.1978 - Present
PartnerRoth & Balanoff, Attorneys-at-Law1976 - 1978
Assistant DANassau County DA's Office 1972-19761972 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar Association, Judiciary CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial CommitteeMember1976 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
New York State Grievance Committee for the Second Judicial Department, 10th Judicial DistrictMember2006 - 2015
Nassau County Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeChair1986 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Ithaca CollegePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association, CLEEthical Issues in Matrimonial Cases2006
New York State Bar Association, CLESuccessfully Handling an Equitable Distribution Case from Start to Settlement2005
Course for NYS EmployeesHow to Testify in Court1999
Course for NYS EmployeesHow to Testify in Court1998
Course for NYS EmployeesHow to Testify in Court1997
Various High School classesCriminal Law1980