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Michele Babcock, Managing Partner, Jacobowitz & Gubits LLP, 845-778-2121


J&G Names Two New Partners

WALDEN, NY – J&G, LLP is pleased to announce that Kara J. Cavallo, Esq., and Kelly A. Pressler, Esq., have both been named Partner, effective January 1, 2020.

Kara has been with the firm for fifteen years and has served as senior counsel concentrating in civil appellate practice and civil litigation, including tax certiorari.

Kara received her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in 1994 from Arizona State University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish.  Kara received her Juris Doctor degree in 1999 from the University of Arizona, College of Law, where she served as an Executive Note Editor on the Arizona Law Review.

Kara currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Rights Society, Inc.  She previously served as the President of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties.  She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, and the New York State Bar Associations.  Kara has lectured at seminars and continuing legal education presentations, including on the topics of appellate practice, real property taxation and assessment, not-for-profit governance and compliance, sexual harassment prevention training, and evolving issues in hemp law.

Kara resides in Cornwall with her husband and twin sons.

Kelly joined the firm in 2014 and has served as senior counsel concentrating in general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation.  She also handles municipal law litigation, trusts and estate litigation, and FINRA arbitrations.

Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, magna cum laude, in 2006 from Siena College in Loudonville, New York.  Kelly received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, in 2009 from Albany Law School in Albany, New York.

Kelly is on the Board of Directors of Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc., formerly Safe Homes of Orange County and Leadership Orange and graduated from Leadership Orange in 2018.  She has been recognized as a 2019 Orange County Rising Star, Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties 2016 Outstanding Lawyer, and as a Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Star 2016-2019.  Kelly is the Treasurer of the Montgomery Nursery School, Treasurer of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, and Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Kelly resides in Montgomery with her husband and three children, and is expecting her fourth child in early 2020.

“Both Kara and Kelly have distinguished themselves as talented lawyers who are vested in helping the firm’s clients achieve success and are committed to giving back to our local community. We appreciate their contributions and are incredibly proud to call them our partners,” said Michele L. Babcock, Managing Partner at J&G.

To learn more about Kara or Kelly, or to set up a meeting with them, visit www.jglaw.law or call (845) 778-2121.

About J&G, LLP  

J&G, LLP, was founded in 1968 to provide sophisticated legal representation to businesses, individuals and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley and the state of New York. J&G, LLP has grown into a practice with over 20 attorneys and a full staff of paralegals and legal assistants to service a growing and dynamic client base.

J&G, LLP, handles a wide range of legal issues including matrimonial and family law, alcoholic beverage law, arts & entertainment law, business litigation, commercial real estate, elder law and estate planning, environmental law, cannabis, hemp and CBD  law, matrimonial law, municipal law, land use and zoning, equine law, tax certiorari, business law, personal injury, litigation, and residential real estate.

J&G, LLP has offices in Walden and Monticello.

For further information on the firm of J&G, LLP please visit www.jglaw.law or call (845) 778-2121

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