In New York, the lawyers at Jacobowitz and Gubits have more than 45 years of experience providing representation to individuals and businesses across a wide range of legal practice areas. We have the legal knowledge and substantial resources to handle complex issues, across the Mid-Hudson Valley and the state of New York.

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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: 845-778-2121
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.  As a member of the Legal Service Network for the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP), he has maintained the strict standards of legal experience required by this nationwide nonprofit organization.

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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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