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Paid Family Leave In 2019, eligible employees in New York State will receive up to 10 weeks of Paid Family Leave and up to 55% of their average weekly wage (capped at 55% of the State’s average weekly wage) during their paid leave. The maximum benefit of 12 weeks off and 67% of average weekly…

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WHAT THE NEW TAX LAWS MEANS TO HOMEOWNERS The Housing Market Could Shift Under the New Tax law Home Buyers and Sellers Are Affected The New Law Will Affect The Tax Incentives of Owning a Home The Housing Market Could Shift Under the New Tax Law The economy is booming, take home pay is rising…

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Honored by Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County The Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties (“WBAOSC”) held its Annual Membership Awards Dinner on April 20, 2017, at West Hills Country Club in Middletown, New York. At the event, Allison Cappella, Esq., an associate attorney with Jacobowitz and Gubits, practicing in the…

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There are many factors to contemplate when considering a divorce. Our divorce tips will help you be aware of the impact a divorce will have on you, your children, finances, taxes, insurance and property. Here are some key factors to consider before filing for divorce: Divorce Tips, #1: Consider your Options There are many ways to approach a…

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Marcia Jacobowitz, Esq., partner at the law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, was honored by the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANY) with the Dorothy Kartashevich Consumer Award. The award was presented to Ms. Jacobowitz at CHCANY’s Statewide Conference held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY on November 1, 2016….

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In New York, artists and crafts people are protected by the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law. Galleries and dealers that take artworks and crafts on consignment from their creators are burdened with a fiduciary duty for the benefit of the creators. The law provides that the purchase price is held by the gallery…

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As a lifelong avid baseball fan, during my youth, I always brought my glove to the ball park in hopes of making a great catch of a foul ball and having the fans in the stadium cheer as I displayed the ball! Alas, as of yet, I have not had that opportunity. Unfortunately, however, too…

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Paul Smith’s College is the only four-year college in the Adirondacks Park in New York State. The college was formed in 1937 with funds bequeathed in the Last Will and Testament of Phelps Smith. The Will stated that the college shall “be forever known” as Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences.” Phelps Smith named…

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The availability of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) as a business structure has been very well received by the business community. The first appeal is based on the same reason that corporations have been utilized, namely, to limit liability of the owners of the company. The law recognizes an artificial person for purposes of allowing…

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Who wrote the song “Happy Birthday”? Who has the copyright? It is reported that the most frequently played song in the world is “Happy Birthday”. Can anyone sing it, play it, record it, rebroadcast it? Can anyone use it for commercial purposes without having to pay royalties? The answers to the above questions were recently…

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