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What is one to do when the Building Inspector denies you a building permit or says you are violating the zoning law? You can modify your plans of course, but what if you can’t afford to do so or are physically unable to modify them? What if you think the building inspector made a mistake?…

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AN IMPORTANT TIP FOR MUNICIPALITIES USING ZOOM FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS UNDER NYS GOVERNOR’S GUIDANCE Following Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6, many municipalities are using Zoom to comply with the requirement that remote meetings be made available to the public. We want you to be aware of one potential complication of doing so. Today’s Daily Freeman…

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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE PAGE For the past three months, the firm has remained fully operational and continued to provide seamless, high quality legal services to our clients.  This was possible due to the firm’s historical investment in technology and its dedication to helping our clients achieve their goals ​in any circumstances.  Starting this week, our attorneys and…

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Planning to cancel a public board meeting due to COVID concerns?  You can conference call instead (but do it the right way.) A core principle of the Open Meetings Law (OML) is that public bodies must conduct public business in public. Amid widespread public health concern about public gatherings,that principle is adapting to the Coronavirus emergency….

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Due diligence is a critical component in the selection of an industrial or business site. A property with unanticipated liabilities can lose value, generate less-than-expected profits, and become difficult to sell or lease for lack of a clear title or other problems. Due diligence in site selection can circumvent such issues and many more. Visiting…

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  News Release:  J&G Welcomes New Associate Attorney – Marissa G. Weiss, Esq. Press Release For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner, Jacobowitz & Gubits LLP, 845-778-2121  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jacobowitz and Gubits Welcomes New Environmental and Land Use Associate Attorney to Firm WALDEN, NY – Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is proud to…

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HOUSING IS INFRASTRUCTURE  Recently I attended two great events sponsored by two great organizations, each doing a remarkable job at making the Hudson Valley a better place to live.  First was an afternoon event sponsored by the Orange County Partnership discussing and providing an update on their efforts to attract new businesses and retain and…

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Adapting To Climate Change Sabin Center for Climate Change The events of the last couple of weeks provide a clear demonstration of the very real effects of climate change.  While there still may be a small minority of people who dispute whether climate change is caused, or at least exacerbated by human activity, even the…

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Considering Solar? Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have made solar growth a priority in New York State by offering attractive incentive packages for individuals, businesses and utility scale solar providers.  In February, 2017, Governor Cuomo announced that state supported solar power in New York had increased nearly 800% from December, 2011…

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The Sun Shines Through According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, citing a U.S. Department of Energy report, the solar industry now employs more people (374,000) in the United States than coal, gas and oil combined. In New York State over 8,000 jobs are provided in the solar industry. While California is well ahead…

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