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Leyla Kiosse

Leyla Kiosse

Tabak & Kiosse, LLP, 100 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 122, Albany, NY 12203

Leyla A. Kiosse, Vice President, counsels and represents clients on all matters related to matrimonial and family law. She began practicing as an associate with the Law Office of Margaret C. Tabak in 2006 and became a partner in January 2011 when Tabak & Kiosse, LLP was formed. Prior to private practice, Ms. Kiosse was the Law Clerk to the Honorable David E. Christensen in the Fifth Judicial District in Pipestone, Minnesota. Ms. Kiosse is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) accredited by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. Ms. Kiosse has lectured on topics related to matrimonial and family law, such as maintenance, child support and the complexities of preparing a matrimonial case for trial.

Ms. Kiosse is a member of the Albany County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Capital District Women’s Bar Association (CDWBA), and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY). As a member of CDWBA, Ms. Kiosse has served her chapter as Director (2011-2015), Chair of the Small and Solo Practitioner’s Committee (2011-2016), Co-Chair of the Newsletter Committee (2008-2010), and temporary Corresponding Secretary (2011-12).

In addition to being a WBASNY delegate, Ms. Kiosse has served WBASNY as the Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee from 2012 to 2015; as chapter representative to WBASNY’s Nominations Committee from 2011 to 2013, and Treasurer from 2015 to 2016.

A cum laude graduate of Albany Law School (2005), Ms. Kiosse was awarded the Mat-Law prize upon graduation. She earned her BA from Union College (2000) where she received department honors for Philosophy. Ms. Kiosse is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Ms. Kiosse enjoys giving back to the community and dedicates time to pro bono legal work. Ms. Kiosse’s professionalism and contributions to the community were recognized in 2010 when she was awarded the Outstanding New Lawyer Award from CDWBA. In 2013, CDWBA awarded Ms. Kiosse’s firm with the Carol S. Knox Family Friendly Employer Award, which recognizes a legal employer that demonstrates a strong commitment to helping employees achieve work-life balance.

Ms. Kiosse resides in her hometown of Guilderland with her husband, Levi Steier.