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Common Factors That Could Potentially Delay a Real Estate Closing and How to Avoid Them As a Real Estate Attorney, I have had the privilege of working with and guiding countless clients through the complex home buying and selling process. Every transaction is different. Over the course of practicing as a Real Estate attorney, I…

Surviving Your Divorce – Questions and Steps  Here are some things you can think about to help you focus during your divorce and tips to help you make it through as easily as possible. First, reflect: How did I get here? What do I need? Who can help me? What are my greatest concerns? How…

The Role of Financial Disclosure in Divorce   Aside from the care and custody of any minor children you may share with your (soon to be ex) spouse, the main focus of any divorce proceeding is money. Whether your divorce is resolved via settlement or trial, it is imperative for both parties to a divorce, as…

J&G Law Welcomes Three Attorneys to the Firm WALDEN, NY – J&G Law, LLP, is pleased to announce three esteemed attorneys that have joined the firm.  James P. Horan, Esq. joins our land use team, concentrating in land use, environmental, and municipal law.  Gregory R. Picciano, Esq. has joined our litigation team, concentrating in civil…

A Timeline of Probate in New York Clients are often shocked to learn that it may take between 8 months and 2 years before a probate proceeding is completed from start to finish in New York State. Having a general knowledge of the factors that contribute to the timeline may be beneficial. The first thing…

Communities Can Use SEQRA’s Framework to Attract Economic Development SEQRA Overview New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) is a law that requires local, regional, and state government agencies to examine the environmental, social, and economic impacts that certain projects will have on the surrounding community. SEQRA is implicated when these projects are subject…

2024 Home Buyers and Sellers Guide is Now Available Buying or selling a home can be daunting, filled with questions and uncertainties. From financing options to the importance of appraisals, inspections, title insurance, and understanding the new property condition disclosure statement, navigating the real estate market can be overwhelming. At J&G Law, LLP, our dedicated…

KELLY A. PRESSLER RECOGNIZED BY DUTCHESS COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WITH 2024 HUDSON VALLEY TOP FORTY UNDER 40 MOVER AND SHAKER AWARD WALDEN, NY – The law firm of J&G Law, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Pressler, Esq., has been recognized as a 2024 Hudson Valley Top Forty Under 40…

The Real Property Taxable Status of New York Limited Liability Companies There are a number of troubling issues concerning the taxable status of New York limited liability companies (“LLCs”) for purposes of Real Property Tax Law (“RPTL”) sections 420-a and 462 exemptions.  Holding title to real property in the form of an LLC is a…

J&G Law Donates Solar Eclipse Glasses J&G Law, LLP is excited to share that our team, including both attorneys and staff, enjoyed viewing the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse while safely equipped with solar eclipse glasses. We are proud to donate both used and unused eclipse glasses to Eclipse Glasses USA. This organization is dedicated…

2024 Senior Resource Guide is Now Available If you or someone you know is an aging adult, caregiver, or family member, then this guide is for you. Discover essential resources for seniors who reside in Orange and Sullivan counties with J&G Law’s comprehensive guide. From A to Z, find contact information for crucial services and…

Navigating Custody Battles:  Understanding Legal and Physical Custody  For most parents who find themselves in the unfortunate situation of fighting over custody of their children in court, it can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences of their lives. On top of an already draining experience, it can be overwhelming for any non-attorney to…

Gary M. Schuster, Esq. Recognized by Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties Press Release For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner J&G Law, LLP 845-778-2121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The law firm J&G Law, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Gary M. Schuster, Esq. a partner concentrating in business and nonprofit law, has been recognized by the Community…

Disclosures of Beneficial Owners of Domestic and Foreign Business Entities: Uncle Sam Wants To Know You! As of January 1, 2024, the United States Treasury Department, through its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) requires all business entities such as corporations, LLC’s and LLPs to submit personal identifying information about their company owners. This collection of…

Thirteen Attorneys Selected as Top Attorneys by Hudson Valley Magazine The law firm J&G Law, LLP (J&G) is thrilled to announce that thirteen attorneys have been recognized as Top Attorneys by Hudson Valley Magazine. In its March 2024 edition, Hudson Valley Magazine published the Hudson Valley’s leading attorneys. J&G attorneys have been selected in seven…

Navigating the Home Buying Process – The Important Initial Phone Call with your Attorney As a real estate attorney, I have had the privilege of working with and guiding countless clients through the complex home buying process, especially first-time homebuyers.  It is an important and exciting journey, whether these clients are purchasing their first-time starter…

New York Enacts Law Prohibiting Credit Card Surcharges Without Proper Disclosure  Starting on February 11, 2024, a new law take effect for New York State businesses charging an additional fee to customers paying with a credit card. As stated in the newly amended §518 of the New York General Business Law, merchants will be expressly…

  The Reality of Seeking Attorneys’ Fees Awards in Litigation A common question many clients have when deciding to hire an attorney to defend them or bring a civil action on their behalf is, “will I be able to obtain attorney’s fees?”  The answer to this question is nuanced. In New York, in general, “the…

J&G Law, LLP Selected as General Counsel for Orange County Chamber of Commerce The law firm of J&G Law, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to serve as General Counsel for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, effective January 1, 2024. J&G has been a member of the Orange County…

Property Condition Disclosure Statement Update   A new law takes effect on March 20, 2024, which changes the Property Condition Disclosure Statement (PCDS) used in residential real estate transactions. The change is intended to empower homebuyers with better information about flood-related aspects of a property. Seven new questions related to the property’s flood status and…

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