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Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Jacobowitz and Gubits Attorneys as 2018 Upstate New York Rising Stars The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Andrea Dumais, senior counsel; Jennifer Echevarria, associate attorney; Alanna Iacono, associate attorney; and Kelly Pressler, senior counsel; have all been recognized by Super Lawyers, 2018 Upstate New…

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News Release:  Kelly A. Pressler, Esq. Elected Vice President of Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York for Second Term Press Release For more information, contact: Michele Babcock Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP Managing Partner, 845-778-2121   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kelly Pressler of Jacobowitz and Gubits Elected Treasurer of Women’s Bar Association of the…

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Press Release For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, managing partner Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP, 845-778-2121   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jacobowitz and Gubits Welcomes new Partner and Senior Counsel  WALDEN, NY – Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that William E. Duquette, Esq. has been named partner in the firm.  Andrea L. Dumais,…

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Jacobowitz and Gubits Attorneys as 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly Pressler, Esq., Jennifer Echevarria, Esq., Alanna Iacono, Esq., and Andrea Dumais, Esq. have all been recognized by Super Lawyers as 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars. The…

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Raising The Legal Age For Purchasing Of Tobacco Products Just before the end of the year, the Orange County Legislature introduced a local law which would raise the age of those permitted to purchase tobacco products within the County.  That law, entitled “Local Law To Raise The Legal Age For Purchase Of Tobacco Products In…

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  Kelly Pressler of Jacobowitz and Gubits Elected as Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) announced its incoming officers for 2017 at their 2017 Annual Convention held at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Connecticut, May…

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Update on Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed a new rule that would expand the definition of “investment advice fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act 1974 (ERISA).  This legislation, which was scheduled to be phased in April 10, 2017, will automatically elevate all financial professionals…

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UPDATE: Update to Paid Family Leave: Qualifying Reasons Expanded On June 20, 2018, the New York legislature added a new qualifying reason for eligible employees to take advantage of the Paid Family Leave Act. At the law’s inception, the qualifying reasons were limited to 1) the birth, adoption or new fostering of a child; 2)…

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Jacobowitz and Gubits Attorneys as 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Pressler, Jennifer Echevarria, Alanna Iacono, and Andrea Dumais have all been recognized by Super Lawyers as 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars. Super Lawyers uses a…

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The DOL Fiduciary Rule – From the Opposition’s Point of View The proposed United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) fiduciary rule has earned itself many enemies. A coalition against the rule was formed in October 2015 and is pushing hard to stop the rule from being enacted.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Primerica are…

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