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MARCH 1, 2022 DEADLINE IS APPROACHING FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION Deadline approaching:  If you own commercial, industrial, agricultural or other real property, you may be entitled to a full or partial real property tax exemption.  The March 1, 2022 deadline for filing real property tax exemptions is quickly approaching in most jurisdictions. Exemptions are…

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REMOTE ONLINE NOTARIZATION MAKES A PERMANENT RETURN TO NEW YORK In March 2020, remote online notarization was introduced to New York as part of an array of gubernatorial Executive Orders to reduce the need for in-person meetings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The order permitted any documents that would require a standard in-person notary to…

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Press Release For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner, Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP, 845-778-2121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jacobowitz and Gubits Welcomes Two New Attorneys to the Firm WALDEN, NY – Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP is pleased to announce that Lauren E. Scott and Eric B. Wharton have joined the firm’s Litigation team as Associate…

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WHAT NOT TO DO IN YOUR ESTATE PLAN   We frequently discuss good estate planning practices in this column, but here are some things that you absolutely should not do when drafting your will or trust: Settle Scores With a limited exception for spouses, no one has the legal right to inherit from you. You…

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PROS AND CONS OF ESTATE PLANNING OPTIONS Which plan is right for you?  Here is an infographic created to highlight some of the pros and cons of estate planning options available. If you have questions about your options, please contact Michael Wagner, Esq. to review these and other options with you.  He offers free, no-obligation…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Michele L. Babcock, Esq. Recognized with ATHENA Award WALDEN, NY – The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce Michele L. Babcock, Managing Partner, was recognized with the ATHENA Award by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation during the Foundation’s 15th Annual ATHENA Awards Ceremony…

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DIVERSIFYING YOUR BUSINESS The Covid pandemic has caused all sorts of disruptions to business as usual. Some businesses have thrived while others have gone under. Everyone learned how to meet by Zoom and to be more resilient. For some businesses this means diversifying the goods or services provided to customers. In many ways, bringing on…

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Jacobowitz and Gubits Recognized by Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce as 2021 Business of the Year WALDEN, N.Y. – The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) was named 2021 Business of the Year by the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. The firm received this award on November 10, 2021 at the Chamber’s Annual…

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PRESS RELEASE For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP, 845-764-9656 J&G Attorneys Selected to Present Continuing Education to Dutchess County Board of Realtors WALDEN, N.Y. – Two attorneys at the law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) were selected to present a continuing education course to the Dutchess County…

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PRESS RELEASE For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP, 845-764-9656   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jacobowitz and Gubits Partners Present Solar, Cannabis, and Residential Development to Appraisal Institute WALDEN, N.Y. – Two partners at the law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) were selected to present to the Mid-Hudson Chapter…

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PAYING FOR NURSING HOME CARE The time period in which an elderly loved one goes to a skilled nursing facility can be one of the most emotionally wrought and challenging experiences for a family. Unfortunately, one of the most stressful aspects of the ordeal is how the nursing home bills are…

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ATTENTION  PET LOVERS Attention Pet Lovers:  A recent amendment to the New York Domestic Relations Law requires that in a divorce proceeding, the best interests of a pet be considered when awarding possession of the pet to one of the divorcing parties. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 36.5% of American households owned a…

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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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