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President Obama recently extended the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), for an additional two years. HAMP was due to expire at the end of this year. The program, designed to help an estimated 3-4 million homeowners avoid foreclosure, has only benefited approximately 1.1 million people. HAMP assists homeowners in order to rework or “workout” the…

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President Obama recently extended the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), for an additional two years. HAMP was due to expire at the end of this year. The program, designed to help an estimated 3-4 million homeowners avoid foreclosure, has only benefited approximately 1.1 million people. HAMP assists homeowners in order to rework or “workout” the…

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It is not uncommon that unit owners in residential developments structured as Homeowners Associations or Condominium Associations volunteer to run for office and serve on the Boards that govern those entities – Boards of Directors for HOAs and Boards of Managers for Condominiums. The people seeking such positions are often motivated in the same ways…

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Walden, N.Y. (June 7, 2012) – Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP is pleased to announce that Gary M. Schuster, Senior Counsel on the firm’s Business Team, has been appointed Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Orange in Middletown. He will teach Music Business during the fall 2012 semester. Gary has extensive experience in music and art, which includes…

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This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending and participating in Sustainable Montgomery’s inaugural Greenfest. The Greenfest was held on the Walden-Wallkill Rail Trail. It featured over twenty vendors providing education and information on topics such as green home improvements, solar energy services, sustainable farming and homemade foods from local sources.     The…

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Jacobowitz & Gubits is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Larry Wolinsky has been named Chairman of the Board at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. Jonathan Drapkin, Pattern for Progress President & CEO said, “Larry’s deep rooted understanding of the Hudson Valley, his knowledge of the critical issues facing us, will make him the ideal…

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Jacobowitz & Gubits has added Andrea L. Dumais to its litigation team. “We are pleased to welcome Ms. Dumais to the firm, as she is an attorney who brings many talents and an outstanding background of accomplishments,” said Gerald Jacobowitz, Senior Partner at Jacobowitz & Gubits. “She is representative of the skill and commitment we…

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The good news is that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has finally issued a general wetlands permit for private property owners. The less good news, at least for property owners, is that the permit isn’t exactly general: it authorizes a very limited range of activities, and only in a limited portion of…

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As more and more states legalize same-sex marriage, an increasing number of same-sex couples will marry and some of them will go on to experience the serious challenges that come with same-sex divorce. Divorce is tough for anyone, but same-sex couples do face a number of difficulties during divorce that heterosexual couples do not have…

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Yesterday afternoon Governor Cuomo unveiled his Tax-Free NY initiative. This initiative designates University campuses and surrounding areas in New York State as tax-free communities in order to attract start-up businesses, venture capital, new businesses and investments and spur investment in New York State. The initiative designates all SUNY campuses outside of New York City and…

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May a municipality use its zoning power to restrict businesses because of concern about the social impacts of the business? In a word, the New York State Court of Appeals says “no.” The Court struck down a Town of Hempstead zoning law that prohibited check cashing establishments in a business district, holding it violated the…

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According to a report in the Wall Street Journal dated January 14, 2013, the United States Justice Department is considering joining a lawsuit reported to be initiated by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis under the Federal False Claims Act. The Federal False Claims Act allows an individual who has knowledge of individuals, organizations or groups…

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Attorney Alyse D. Terhune, continues to walk the walk on the environment by trading in her Toyota Prius for an even more environmentally friendly Chevy Volt. “I’ve always been a ‘car person’ but I’m also interested in protecting the environment in any way I can,” explained Alyse. “The Volt satisfied both sides of my personality:…

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The committee reviews the applications, which include the artist’s portfolio, to determine whether they qualify for an apartment. According to Mr. Smith’s article, as of the end of October about a dozen applications have been approved. The Nashville community acknowledged the fact that the arts, especially Nashville’s music scene, greatly contributes to the economic vitality…

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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 other place we log…

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As highlighted in Marcia Jacobowitz’ post on September 10, 2012, the short sale process will be expedited as of November 1, 2012. Unfortunately, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, enacted on December 20, 2007, is about to expire. This IRS program effectively forgives persons who have debt forgiven in a short sale or…

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This is the seventh article in a series of articles about Buying and Selling a Home in New York State. Click here for the first installment in the series. Subscribe to this blog for future installments. Q: Can I lose my downpayment, if I do not get financing? A: Yes, it is possible to lose…

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This is the sixth article in a series of articles about Buying and Selling a Home in New York State. Click here for the first installment in the series. Subscribe to this blog for future installments. Q: Can I be responsible to pay a real estate broker a commission or pay multiple brokers a commission…

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This is the fourth article in a series of articles about Buying and Selling a Home in New York State. Click here for the first installment in the series. Subscribe to this blog for future installments. Q: How can I “count the cost” when buying a home? A: The first step with any purchase, large…

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Being a landlord can be stressful. Building maintenance, late rent payments, disruptive tenants – the list goes on. Your position as a landlord comes with certain legal obligations. But your obligations to your tenants are not without limits. When a tenant stops paying rent or fails to vacate the premises at the end of the…

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