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From left to right:  Kelly A. Pressler, Esq. (senior counsel); William E. Duquette, Esq. (partner); and Andrea L. Dumais, Esq. (senior counsel).

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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, Esq. and Kelly A. Pressler, Esq., have been named senior counsel in the firm, all effective January 1, 2018.

Bill has been with the firm for fourteen years and has served as senior counsel concentrating in real estate, condominium/HOA and banking.   Bill prepares Martin Act offering plans for a variety of both residential and commercial condominiums and HOAs, both new construction and conversions of existing buildings for filing with the NYS Attorney General’s Office.  Bill received his BS in Business Administration and earned his JD degree and graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2002.  He was admitted to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar in 2002 and the State of New York Bar in 2003.  Bill is also a member of the Massachusetts and New York State Bar Associations, along with the Orange County Bar Association.    He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section Committee of Condominiums and Cooperatives.  Bill is on the Board of Directors of the Pine Bush Chamber of Commerce.

Andrea has been with the firm for five years and has served as an associate attorney concentrating in Matrimonial, Family, Criminal and Vehicle and Traffic Law. Andrea received her BA in Political Science/History in 2005 and her JD from Pace University School of Law in 2010.  She was admitted to the New York Bar in 2011.  She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties.  She serves as a Delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of New York State Matrimonial Committee.  Andrea has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star Upstate New York in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  She was also recognized as an Orange County Rising Star from Junior League/Leadership Orange in 2016.  Andrea is a graduate of the Leadership Orange Class of 2016.

Kelly has been an associate at J&G for four years and concentrates in general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation, contract litigation and municipal litigation.   Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts from Siena College, with a major in Psychology in 2006.  She received her J.D. in 2009 from Albany Law School where she was on the Albany Law Review and winner of the Outstanding Clinical Student Award, Sponsler Teaching Fellow and Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition.  Kelly is admitted to practice in the State of New York.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties and Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of New York State.  She was just admitted into the U. S. Supreme Court in December, 2017. Kelly has been awarded Super Lawyer Upstate New York Rising Star in 2016 and 2017.  She is the recipient of the WBASOSC Outstanding New Lawyer Award in 2016.  Kelly is currently enrolled in the Leadership Orange Class of 2018.

“We are so proud to have Bill, Andrea and Kelly on our team of talented attorneys who have all helped J&G become the premier legal firm in the Hudson Valley,” said Michele L. Babcock, managing partner.

About Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, was founded in 1968 to provide sophisticated legal representation to businesses, individuals and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley. Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP has grown into a practice with over 20 attorneys and a full staff of paralegals and legal assistants to service a growing and dynamic client base.

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, handles a wide range of legal issues including business litigation, commercial real estate, elder law and estate planning, immigration law, municipal law, land use and zoning, equine law, health care law, personal injury, employment, family law, criminal law and bankruptcy.

For further information on the firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP please visit www.jacobowitz.com or call (845) 778-2121.

 


 

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