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Press Release For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP, 845-778-2121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca B. Mantello, Esq. of Jacobowitz & Gubits Recognized as Rising Star WALDEN, N.Y. – The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Rebecca B. Mantello, Esq., a resident of Wallkill,…

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NEW YORK STATE EVICTION UPDATE No less than two days after the eviction moratorium had expired, the governor of New York signed into law Chapter 417 of the Laws of 2021 (the “Act”), an amended version of the  moratorium, protecting tenants from eviction at least until January 15, 2021. The Act was publicized as “new…

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What is a Will and Why Does Everyone Need One A Last Will and Testament is a document that states your final wishes. Every Will must be submitted to the Surrogate’s Court after death so the Court can determine if it is valid and enforceable. This is the procedure known as “probate.” Your closest family…

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ANOTHER  BUZZKILL:  THE  ENERGY  IMPACT  OF  MARIJUANA  LEGISLATION  IN  NYS Even as Governor Hochul pushes to restart the stalled marijuana legalization momentum in New York State, there’s yet another roadblock to tackle: the growing concern over the environmental impacts of the budding cannabis industry. Tied primarily to indoor facilities, grow lights, fans, and irrigation systems…

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FREE SIMPLE WILL FOR AREA FIRST RESPONDERS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL DURING SEPTEMBER WALDEN, NY – Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G), the Hudson Valley’s premier full-service law firm, is extending a special offer to area active and retired first responders and military personnel during the month of September, 2021. In honor and remembrance of 9/11, J&G…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kelly A. Pressler, Esq. Recognized by Super Lawyers as Rising Star WALDEN, NY – The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Pressler, Partner concentrating in general, commercial, estate, and municipal litigation, was recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2021 Upstate New York Rising Star. …

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2021 ULSTER COUNTY SENIOR RESOURCE GUIDE 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 Ulster County, New York. “We’ve crafted this guide to help active aging adults along with their families and their caregivers to identify and offer…

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TWO PARTNERS NAMED OFFICERS OF WBAOSC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kelly A. Pressler, Esq. of Jacobowitz and Gubits elected President and Michele L. Babcock, Esq. elected Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties WALDEN, NY – The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly…

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HOW THE RECENT SUPREME COURT RULING AFFECTS NEW YORK’S EVICTION MORATORIUM On August 12, 2021 the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Pantelis Chrysafis, et al. v. Lawrence K. Marks which stopped the enforcement of a portion of New York’s Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Procedure Act (the “Act”).  The…

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10 STEPS TO SETTLING AN ESTATE Losing a friend or family member is always challenging. Serving as the executor or trustee of their estate plan is a wonderful way to honor them and carry out their wishes. But it can be a long and taxing process. Here’s how to do it right: (1) Talk to…

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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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