Carrie Anne Cavallo
Founder and Managing Partner
When emotions are running high, Carrie Anne prides herself on being able to restore calm and order for her clients. Many of her clients are business owners with multiple streams of income requiring expertise to competently protect their assets. Client’s appreciate Carrie Anne’s methodical and thorough approach, and value her ability to simplify and explain complex financial situations so they are able to make the most informed decisions possible.
Ms. Cavallo began her legal career successfully prosecuting hundreds of child abuse and neglect cases as an attorney for the City of New York. This trial experience gave Ms. Cavallo an understanding of the complex familial relationships involved in highly sensitive proceedings involving children and their families during difficult times.
Ms. Cavallo practiced matrimonial law as an associate at Caruso, Caruso, & Branda, PC and was a founding partner of the law firm of Schpoont & Cavallo, LLP. In 2020 she founded Cavallo Law, PLLC located in the renowned Woolworth Building in Manhattan.
Tireless advocacy for her clients has established Ms. Cavallo as a respected and sought after litigator in the Supreme & Family courts throughout New York City. Carrie Anne has also argued Appeals in the First and Second Departments. In 2019, Carrie Anne was appointed as a Special Master for the Second Department, Appellate Division.
Carrie Anne served as President of The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association in 2018-2019, after serving as the Vice President, Treasurer, President-Elect and Director. She is an active member of many other bar associations, including: New York County Lawyers Association; The New York State Bar Association; The Brooklyn Bar Association; New York County Women’s Bar Association; Women in Courts Project, County of Kings; Columbian Lawyers Association, County of Kings; and The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association. Ms. Cavallo has also served on the Judicial Screening Committee for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.
Carrie Anne Cavallo earned her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 1999 and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Since 2013, Ms. Cavallo was listed in The Legal Network as a Top Lawyer in New York. Ms. Cavallo was also elected as a Fellow to the American Bar Foundation in 2013. Since 2014, Ms. Cavallo was selected by her peers to receive the prestigious Super Lawyers honor reserved for the top five percent of New York Lawyers. She has recently received American Registry’s Award for America’s Most Honored Professionals 2017 – Top 5%.
New York Law School, 1999, J.D.
- New York County Lawyers Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Bay Ridge Lawyers Association
- Brooklyn Bar Association
- Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
- Catholic Lawyers Guild
- Character and Fitness Committee for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts
- Columbian Lawyers Association
- The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
- New York State Society of CPAs
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
Marissa Ngai is the newest addition to Cavallo Law PLLC. Marissa is a 2020 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she served as an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and was the proud recipient of both the Glasser and Lark-Barranco Scholarships. Marissa was also recognized with a Silver Pro Bono Award for her outstanding public service during law school, including her work as a coach with Legal Outreach, where she mentored and advised high school students interested in pursuing a career in the law.
Marissa has prior legal experience in both the public and private sector, including a judicial internship with the Hon. Scott Fairgrieve in Nassau County District Court. As a judicial intern, she had the opportunity to draft legal opinions, many of which were published in the New York Official Reports.
Marissa’s passion for matrimonial and family law developed after serving as a law clerk in the matrimonial department of a NYC law firm. As a law clerk, Marissa drafted legal documents including pleadings, premarital agreements, stipulations of settlement, and motions. She also participated in client meetings and court appearances.
Her experiences taught her the significance of being empathetic and understanding in assisting clients in resolving their family disputes.
Marissa is committed to making a difference in the lives of her clients at a time when they need it the most.