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NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY RULES TAKING EFFECT IN NEW YORK On June 13, 2021, the law in New York pertaining to powers of attorney will be changing. It is widely felt that the current requirements are cumbersome and unreasonable, making the document “prone to improper execution.” The law revisions are intended to make the document…

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Are you overpaying your property taxes? Are you overpaying property taxes on your golf course, hotel/motel, multi-family residences or apartment complex? If you think you may over assessed or unequally assessed, we can help. In New York, individual property owners and business entities that own property can sue to reduce their property taxes. When you…

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NEW YORK HAS CREATED A NEW PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR HOMEOWNERS New York has created a new property tax credit for homeowners who make less than $250,000 a year and whose property tax bill exceeds 6% of their annual income.  The credit will be between $250 and $350. You must live in your New York home…

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THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION (NYSBA) COMMITTEE ON MASS DISASTER RESPONSE The New York State Bar Association Committee on Mass Disaster Response concept was developed in the aftermath of the train crash in Onondaga County in the early nineties.  There were painful and sobering lessons learned about the legal profession during that tragedy.  It…

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SPOUSE DIES OR BECOMES INCAPACITATED DURING A DIVORCE OR FAMILY LAW PROCEEDING? Getting divorced or going through a family law proceeding for custody, access, or child support, for example, can be a stressful process at the best of times. What happens if one of the parties dies unexpectedly or is incapacitated…

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HOUSING THE HUDSON VALLEY as it appears in the Senior Gazette Housing the Hudson Valley, as it appears in the Senior Gazette, written by John C. Cappello, Esq., Partner, Jacobowitz and Gubits and Joe Czajka, Senior Vice President of Research, Development & Community Planning and Executive Director Center for Housing Solutions and Community Initiatives, Hudson…

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YOUR DIGITAL ESTATE PLAN Here in the age of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, most of us have what has come to be called a “digital estate.” This is the collection of user names and passwords we use to access the websites of our banks, brokerage accounts, insurance agencies, vendors, news media, social media and countless…

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HOUSING THE HUDSON VALLEY as it appears in the Sullivan County Partnership’s In The Know Magazine 3/10/21 By John C. Cappello, Partner, Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (www.jacobowitz.com) and Joe Czajka, Senior Vice President for Research, Development, and Community Planning, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress (www.pattern-for-progress.com) Over the last several years the Hudson Valley has experienced…

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2021 ORANGE AND SULLIVAN COUNTY SENIOR RESOURCE GUIDE Orange and Sullivan County Senior Resource Guide Now Available The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP Introduces the ultimate Senior Resource Guide for active aging adults, caregivers, and their families who reside in Orange or Sullivan County, New York. “We’ve crafted this guide to help active…

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IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE ONCE YOUR DIVORCE IS FINAL It is easy to feel stuck in limbo during a divorce, with various legal and practical limitations on how you can move forward in life. Once the divorce papers are signed by the Judge, however, there are a flurry of important tasks that need to be…

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COURT CASE CONFIRMS RIGHTS OF NONPROFIT WHISTLEBLOWERS A recent New York Appellate Court decision confirmed the rights of nonprofit whistleblowers. Ferris v. Lustgarten Foundation has two features of interest to nonprofits and their employees. For nearly 10 years, Ferris was employed by the Lustgarten Foundation, a charitable organization closely affiliated with the cable television company…

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UNDERSTANDING FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS AND HARDSHIP DECLARATIONS DURING COVID-19 New York State recently adopted  the Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Procedure Act of 2020, which, along with a number of other protections for residential property owners relating to eviction proceedings, clarified the status of both tax and residential mortgage foreclosure proceedings during the current pandemic and…

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UNDERSTANDING THE CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) as part of the National Defense Act for Fiscal Year 2021.  The main goal of this act is to combat forms of illegal financing and money laundering through the use of anonymous shell companies. This act requires all U.S….

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JACOBOWITZ AND GUBITS WELCOMES TWO NEW ATTORNEYS TO THE FIRM Jacobowitz and Gubits Welcomes Two New Attorneys to the Firm Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that two new attorneys have joined the firm.  Rebecca Baldwin Mantello has joined the firm’s Business Consumer Team as Senior Counsel concentrating in civil and commercial…

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NYS’S COVID RENT RELIEF EXTENSION PROGRAM Residential tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic and their landlords need to be aware that the application period for New York State’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program extends through February 1, 2021. The program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent…

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NEW LAW PERMITS AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF SENIOR CITIZEN AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITES AND LIMITED INCOME REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS  In another response to the Covid crisis, New York State has enacted a law which allows local tax jurisdictions to automatically renew certain real property tax exemptions for 2021. The applicable exemptions are the Real Property…

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HOUSING THE HUDSON VALLEY By John C. Cappello, Partner, Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (www.jacobowitz.com) and Joe Czajka, Senior Vice President for Research, Development, and Community Planning, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress (www.pattern-for-progress.com) Over the last several years the Hudson Valley has experienced significant commercial development and growth in the form of the Resorts World Catskills…

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COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS REQUIREMENT FOR COUNTIES TO REIMBURSE MUNICIPAL UNSAFE BUILDING AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE COSTS Municipal legislative boards occasionally find it necessary, in the public interest, to demolish unsafe buildings or conduct property maintenance on private properties. The cost of these proceedings, including the demolition or maintenance work, is initially borne by the municipality…

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GARY SCHUSTER APPOINTED SECRETARY OF NYCON J&G congratulates partner Gary Schuster on being appointed Board Secretary of NYCON, the New York Council of Nonprofits. Gary has served as a NYCON Board member since 2013, including serving as Chair of the Board Development Committee. The mission of NYCON is to develop and promote an effective and…

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Residential tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic and their landlords need to be aware that the application period for New York State’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program extends through February 1, 2021. On Monday the New York Legislature overwhelmingly passed one of the most comprehensive anti-eviction laws in the nation, which was signed…

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