In New York, the lawyers at Jacobowitz and Gubits have more than 50 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

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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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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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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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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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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Kara J. Cavallo is a partner concentrating in civil litigation and appellate practice.

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Kelly A. Pressler is a partner focusing on general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation, including contract litigation, municipal litigation and probate litigation.

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Michele P. Ellerin is a Partner concentrating in matrimonial and family law. Michele has a powerful reputation in Orange, Ulster, Putnam and Dutchess counties as a first-rate attorney who serves her clients with the highest level of passion and professionalism. Michele has been practicing law for over thirty years.

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Jessica M. Mahoney is a Partner concentrating in residential and commercial real estate law. Jessica has been practicing law in Orange County, New York for nearly eight years.

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Michael Wagner is a Partner concentrating in elder law and estate planning. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, with a major in History. Michael received his Juris Doctor in 2012 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Michael was born and raised in Sullivan County and he is eager to be back in his community.

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