Partners

Gerald N. Jacobowitz

Senior Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Jacobowitz is the founder and a senior partner of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP.  He practices Environmental/Land Use, Real Estate, Municipal and Business Law. He has been village and town attorney for municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley.

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David B. Gubits

Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Gubits is a senior partner with the firm. His primary practice has been devoted to real estate, banking, municipal and corporate law and representation of local governments and municipal officials in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Putnam counties since 1973 in municipal, bond counsel, land use and environmental matters.

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Howard Protter

Partner
Tel: 800-778-2121
Mr. Protter is a partner and leads the firm’s International and Intellectual Property practice areas, in addition to practicing municipal law, employment law and general business law.

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J. Benjamin Gailey

Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
A partner in Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP, Mr. Gailey  has been representing local governments and municipal officials in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties since 1988. He has been the Attorney for the Town of Blooming Grove since 1991, the Village of Washingtonville since 1992, the Village of Highland Falls since 1992, and the Town of Crawford since 2000.

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Mark A. Krohn

Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Krohn is a partner in the firm. He has been a senior citizen advocate since 1990 and his primary practice has been devoted to corporate, tax, and estate matters.

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John C. Cappello

Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Cappello is a partner with the firm and his primary areas of practice have been land use and municipal law since 1988. Mr. Cappello has represented private developers in multi-phase and large-scale commercial, residential, educational and mixed-use land use applications. He has also served as attorney for planning boards and zoning boards of appeals throughout Orange and Ulster counties.

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George W. Lithco

Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Lithco is a partner in Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP. Since joining the firm in 1989, George has represented private clients before municipal planning and zoning boards of appeal, as well as state and county regulatory agencies. He has also served as counsel to municipal planning boards and zoning boards of appeal in communities represented by the firm.

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Michele L. Babcock

Managing Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Michele L. Babcock is Managing Partner of the firm. Michele joined Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP in 2003, and became a Partner in 2011. Michele has represented local governments, municipal officials and private applicants in zoning, land use and environmental permitting and in litigation.

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Marcia A. Jacobowitz

Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Marcia A. Jacobowitz is a Partner with the firm and her practice includes commercial and residential real estate, business, land use development and municipal law. As the result of her prior business interests owning and managing real estate investment, development and management companies she has gained extensive legal experience with complex residential and commercial real estate transactions and land use development.

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Gary M. Schuster

Partner
Tel: 845-778-2121
Gary Schuster is a Partner at the firm. His varied practice includes formation, transactions and counseling for corporations, LLCs, partnerships and nonprofits; purchases and sales of businesses; commercial and residential real estate transactions and leasing; franchising; estate planning, administration and litigation; guardianship proceedings; and media, copyright and trademark.

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Senior Counsel

Kara J. Cavallo

Senior Counsel
Tel: 800-778-2121
Kara J. Cavallo is senior counsel concentrating in civil litigation and appellate practice.

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William E. Duquette Jr.

Senior Counsel
Tel: 845-778-2121
Bill Duquette is Senior Counsel with the firm. His primary practice is devoted to real estate, condominium/HOA, tax certiorari, and banking. His real estate experience varies from representing purchasers and sellers of raw land and single family homes to a commercial transaction with a value over $200 million.

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Robert M. Lefland

Senior Counsel
Tel: 845-778-2121
Robert M. Lefland comes to Jacobowitz and Gubits after a long career as a civil trial attorney. He began practicing in New York City litigating personal injury and property damage cases.

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Associates

Andrea L. Dumais

Associate
Tel: 845-778-2121
Andrea L. Dumais is an associate concentrating in criminal law, vehicle and traffic law, matrimonial and family law.

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Alanna C. Iacono

Associate
Tel: 845-778-2121
Alanna C. Iacono is an associate practicing real estate law, concentrating on commercial and residential real estate transactions, landlord-tenant, foreclosure and condominium/HOA law.

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Jennifer S. Echevarria

Associate
Tel: 845-778-2121
Jennifer S. Echevarria is an associate working with the firm’s Spanish speaking clients in all areas of law. She has a background in general litigation and municipal law.

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Kelly A. Pressler

Associate
Tel: 845-778-2121
Kelly A. Pressler is an associate focusing on general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation, including contract litigation, municipal litigation and probate litigation.

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Christopher J. Cardinale

Associate
Tel: 845-778-2121
Christopher J. Cardinale is an associate concentrating in criminal law, matrimonial and family law and litigation services. Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 from the California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pennsylvania, with a major in education.

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Allison G. Cappella

Associate
Tel: 845-778-2121
Allison G. Cappella is an associate practicing matrimonial and family law along with tax certiorari.  Allison is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts. Allison earned her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2003, with a major in English Literature and a focus in Latin.

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J&G Of Counsel

Larry Wolinsky

Of Counsel
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Wolinsky was a Partner of the firm from 1984-2016 and now serves as of counsel. Larry joined Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP in 1984 and became partner of the firm in 1990. He practices principally in the areas of land use, environmental, municipal and real estate law.

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Donald G. Nichol

Of Counsel
Tel: 845-778-2121
Don Nichol was a partner experienced in all aspects of local government, having practiced as general counsel and special counsel on behalf, or before, numerous boards and agencies of federal, state, and local government. He now serves in an of counsel capacity.

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Peter R. Eriksen

Of Counsel
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Eriksen was a partner with the firm. His primary practice areas are civil litigation, insurance law, personal injury law, negligence, and construction law. Peter has successfully represented victims’ rights in cases ranging from electrocutions and airplane disasters to automobile accidents and slip-and-fall cases.

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John H. Thomas Jr.

Of Counsel
Tel: 845-778-2121
Mr. Thomas is Of Counsel to the firm, focusing on business, real estate, commercial matters, collections, mechanic’s lien proceedings, mortgage foreclosure proceedings, real property tax assessment proceedings, elder law and Surrogate’s Court proceedings.

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Carmee G. Murphy

Of Counsel
Tel: 800-778-2121
Currently, Carmee G. Murphy serves as Of Counsel with Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, where she continues a diverse practice of litigation, concentrating in general commercial litigation, contract dispute, business partnership and shareholder disputes, real estate law, employment discrimination, personal injury law, and appellate practice.

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Contact us at our primary office in Walden, or our other office in Monticello, by e-mail or by calling us toll free at 866-993-7575. We accept Visa and MasterCard, and we also offer Spanish-speaking services.