Joseph DeMarco

Joseph A. DeMarco is a partner at Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC in Garden City, New York. He is a 1997 graduate of Wake Forest University and received his Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in 2001. Joe has been with Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC, practicing exclusively in the area of matrimonial law, since his admission to the New York Bar in February 2002.

In 2015 Joe was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”). He was inducted to the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law of Long Island, Age 45 & Under in 2015, and he has been selected by Super Lawyers since 2011.

Joe has lectured on matrimonial law topics for the AAML, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, New York State Society of CPAs, Nassau Chapter, the Nassau County Bar Association (“NCBA”), National Business Institute, and the Practicing Law Institute. Joe has also been an adjunct instructor in the Legal Studies Department at Nassau Community College, teaching courses in business law, legal writing, and law office management.

Joe is a member of the Advisory Board of the NCBA’s Academy of Law, and sits on the NCBA Grievance Committee.

 

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION POSITIONS

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015 to present.
  • Board of Managers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017 to present.
  • Advisory Board, Nassau Academy of Law, 2013 to present.
  • Member, Matrimonial Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, 2002 to present.
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Nassau County Bar Association, 2014 to present.

 

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, “New Tax Law Effects on Business Valuation”, May 4, 2018.
  • New York State Bar Association, “Critical Areas in Matrimonial Law II – Enforcement & Modification Motions” May 2, 2018.
  • New York State Society of CPAs, Nassau Chapter: “The Impact of the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ on Divorce Law in New York State” April 26, 2018.
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, “Separate Property: What is it and how do we prove it?” January 16, 2018.
  • National Business Institute: “Advanced Family Law: Violence in the Home”, April 26, 2017.
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, “I Don’t Agree with the Neutral Expert…What Should I Do?” (Moderator), December 11, 2014.
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, “The Tax Return Shows the Business Has No Book Value…Now What?” (Moderator), October 2, 2014.
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, “My Client Reports All of Their Income: Testing for Unreported Income” (Moderator), September 4, 2014.
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, “Price to Revenue as the Best Indicator of Value. An in Depth Look into the Market Approach” (Moderator), May 1, 2014.
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, “Income Tax Returns: A Map to Income & Assets in Litigated Matters” (Moderator), April 3, 2014.
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, “Bridge the Gap: Supreme Court: The Matrimonial Part – Preparing for a Preliminary Conference”, January 26, 2014.
  • National Business Institute: “Advanced Family Law: Violence in the Home”, August 21, 2013.
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Committee: “Hot Topics in Divorce Taxation - Is There Really Any Such Thing as an “Innocent” Spouse?” (Co-Lecturer) May 11, 2011.
  • Practicing Law Institute: “Bridge the Gap at Brooklyn Law School: Matrimonial Practice”, January 23, 2011 and January, 2010.
  • Nassau County Bar Association: “Matrimonial Law: Separation Agreements and Stipulations of Settlement”, January, 2006.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Accountants and Divorce Attorneys: A Marriage Made in Congress”, published by the New York State Society of CPAs in The Trusted Professional and Tax Stringer, July 1, 2018.
  • “Proactive Lawyering in Uncertain Times: Navigating the Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Divorce”, The Suffolk Lawyer, June 2018.
  • “Whistleblowers, Voluntary Disclosures and Innocent Spouses: Practical Tips for Addressing Sensitive Tax Problems During Divorce”, presented by Bryan C. Skarlatos, Esq. to AAML New York Chapter’s CLE Seminar, “Advanced Topics of Matrimonial Law and Practice”, May 4, 2012.

 

SPECIAL DISTINCTIONS           

  • Past member of the adjunct teaching faculty in the Legal Studies Department of Nassau Community College, teaching courses in business law, legal writing, and law office management.
  • Selected for inclusion in “New York Metro Super Lawyers”, 2017-2018.
  • Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Stars”, 2011-2016.
  • Awarded Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Nassau County Bar Association, January 2013. Provide pro bono representation through the Nassau County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Safe Center LI (formerly, Coalition Against Domestic Violence).
  • Named an “Access to Justice Champion” by Nassau County Bar Association for outstanding service and dedication of time and effort to provide legal representation, guidance and advise on a pro bono basis to serve those in Nassau County.
  • Past lecturer and program facilitator for the Nassau County P.E.A.C.E. Program.