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J&G WELCOMES NEW ATTORNEY KARA M. NELSON TO THE FIRM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WALDEN, NY – Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP is pleased to announce that a new attorney has joined the firm.  Kara M. Nelson has joined the firm’s Litigation Team as an Associate attorney concentrating in general litigation and landlord tenant matters. Pictured from…

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ATTENTION LANDLORDS AND TENANTS EMERGENCY EVICTION EXTENDED Despite successful re-opening of the economy , and leaving the majority of COVID-19 restrictions in the past, New York continues to take proactive steps in protecting those financially effected by COVID-19. On May 4, 2021 Governor Cuomo signed a bill extending both the Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention…

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YES WE CAN ATTRACT HIGH TECH DEVELOPMENT as it appears in the Summer Edition of the Sullivan County Partnership’s “In the Know” Magazine – July 1, 2021 When most people think of the land use and zoning process in New York State, the picture that comes to mind is a stop sign, or at the…

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THE VALUE OF REVIEWING YOUR ESTATE PLAN If you have executed a will or trust, you should be commended, as you are already in a more prepared category than most Americans. But you should not let it sit and be forgotten. There Is value in reviewing your estate plan at least every three to five…

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THE NEW YORK MARIJUANA REGULATION AND TAXATION ACT (MRTA):  Adult-Use On-Site Consumption Licenses The MRTA provides for 11 different kinds of licenses to cultivate and distribute marijuana in New York. One of these licenses is for premises where the on-site consumption of marijuana is permitted. Here are some of the features of this license. A…

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NEW YORK STATE RECOVERY PROGRAM PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOR RENTERS AND SMALL BUSINESS To assist in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Reimagine, Rebuild, Renew Campaign in New York State has allocated $3.5 billion to the Small Business Recovery Grant Program and the Rental Assistance Program. Small Business Recovery Grant Program Applications for the Small Business…

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NEW YORK STATE MARIJUANA FACTS an Infographic This is not intended to be legal advice.  You should contact an attorney for advice regarding your specific situation. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gary M. Schuster is Partner at the firm and practices business, non-profit,  arts and entertainment law and marijuana licensing. He can be reached at  845-764-9656 and by email.

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TIPS PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN CONTRACTING THEIR NEXT PROJECT So far this year there have been numerous construction-related bankruptcy filings. The following are some tips to protect yourself from contractor distress and bankruptcy filings. First, identify events of default or notice events that can indicate a contractor’s distress. Consider including a provision in the…

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THE NEW YORK MARIJUANA REGULATION AND TAXATION ACT (MRTA):  Adult Use Retail Dispensary Licenses The MRTA provides for 11 different kinds of licenses to cultivate and distribute marijuana in New York. One of these licenses is for premises that sell marijuana to retail customers. As with liquor stores, product must be taken away and may…

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Will the Municipal Opt-Out Kill the MRTA’s Buzz? On March 31, 2021, New York State became the 17th state to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana through the enactment of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”). Many are taking a budding interest in legalization and are looking to enter the market, whether merely as a consumer…

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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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