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Jacobowitz and Gubits Law Firm Changes Name to J&G Law, LLP PRESS RELEASE Managing Partner: Michele L. Babcock p (845) 778-2121 x 225 e: [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 12, 2023   Walden, NY—Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, the full-service law firm that has been serving the Hudson Valley since 1968, has changed its name…

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When it Comes to Estate Planning, Put your Wishes on Paper and Leave Nothing to Chance   Often, clients tell me, “I’m going to leave everything I have to my son John, and he knows to take care of the other kids.” People assure me that their families are extremely close, and there’s no question…

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Solar Leases:  Landowner Considerations Background Solar developers are currently seeking parcels of land in New York State that are suitable for installing solar arrays. If a solar developer offers you a lease agreement, you want to ensure that the terms of the lease are fair and clearly identify who is responsible for certain obligations. Attorneys…

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There are many factors to contemplate when considering a divorce. Our divorce tips will help you be aware of the impact a divorce will have on you, your children, finances, taxes, insurance and property. Here are some key factors to consider before filing for divorce: Divorce Tips, No. 1: Consider your Options There are many ways to approach…

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Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Modernization Act:  2022 Amendments   Background In November 2022, Governor Hochul signed the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (N-PCL) Modernization Act into law. The purpose of this law, as indicated in the bills passed by the state legislature earlier this year, is to “align [not-for-profit corporation law] with current industry practices related to board…

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Power of Attorney A Power of Attorney form allows you, the Principal, to designate someone, an Agent, to act on your behalf when you are alive and cannot perform certain tasks for yourself.  You have the ability to outline which powers your Agent will have.  Some of these powers include buying and selling of goods,…

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New York Paid Family Leave Law:  Updated Guidance for 2023 Paid Family Leave (“PFL”): Overview and Qualifying Events The New York Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) Law first went into effect in 2018 with the goal of supporting working families by providing them with economic security to care for their loved ones. PFL is funded by…

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Estate Planning 101 The most common misconception about estate planning is that it requires a substantial “estate.” For many, the word “estate” conjures an image of vast wealth, like that of John D. Rockefeller or Howard Hughes. However, in reality, nearly everyone leaves an estate behind when they die. It could be millions or it could be…

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Here’s Why You Don’t Want a Guardianship A power of attorney is a document where you authorize another person to conduct business transactions for you. A health care proxy is a document where you authorize another person to make medical decisions for you. If you do not have a power of attorney and health care…

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What is Probate? In New York State, an Executor nominated under a will needs to petition the court in order to receive Letters Testamentary so that they can act.  The Executor will use the Letters to obtain and gather the assets of the estate.  An Executor is mainly responsible for paying the debts of the…

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Selective Assessment Recap by Kara J. Cavallo, Esq. I very much enjoyed presenting “Constitutional Issues Impacting Real Property Taxation and Assessment” at this year’s New York State Assessors Association Fall Conference.  I love real property taxation and assessment and I find myself thinking about the captivating issues presented in this field all the time.  You…

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Understanding Market Changes:  What Homebuyers Can Expect in Today’s Market As we approach the end of 2022, it feels like we are also closing the chapter on the pandemic crazed real estate market. The intense buyer pool we saw over the last two years has dwindled because of inflation and high interest rates. During this…

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5 Things To Know About Social Security Increases What the Upcoming Social Security Increase means for those who Collect. Starting in January, 2023, recipients of Social Security can expect to see an 8.7% increase in benefits. This is one of the largest increases since 1982. This increase comes as part of the cost-of-living increase and…

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  PRESS RELEASE:  For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner J&G LLP, 845-778-2121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE J&G Presents Two Nonprofit 101 Live Presentations WALDEN, NY – J&G, LLP (J&G), the Hudson Valley’s premier full-service law firm, is proud to announce that Gary M. Schuster, Esq., Partner concentrating in nonprofit, business, arts, and entertainment law,…

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KINGSTON’S NEW ZONING PLAN ADDRESSES HOUSING ISSUES Despite widely held consensus that the Hudson Valley is experiencing an unprecedented housing crisis, there is little in the way of public agreement on the best way to go about addressing it. As a result, a patchwork of legislative solutions have hit the books in municipalities across the…

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Important Legal Issues Facing Seniors Will You Need Community Medicaid?  Community Medicaid covers care and medical services that will enable an applicant to continue living on their own, as opposed to living in a nursing home; in other words, applicants will remain in the community. It is available to eligible New York residents who are living…

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NEW YORK CANNABIS DISPENSARY LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE The Office of Cannabis Management has opened the application process for New Yorkers interested in opening a cannabis dispensary. Initially, 150 licenses will be issued throughout New York State, 17 of which are available for locations in the Mid-Hudson region. The license authorizes the license holder to…

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  Press Release For more information, contact: Michele Babcock, Managing Partner, J&G LLP, 845-778-2121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kelly A. Pressler, Esq. Recognized by Super Lawyers as Rising Star WALDEN, NY – The law firm of J&G, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Pressler, Partner concentrating in general, commercial, estate, and municipal litigation, was…

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BUSINESS OWNERS CONSIDERING SUCCESSION MIGHT WANT TO ACT SOON Successful business owners are eventually faced with the challenge of passing on their business. There are many options, in fact, it may seem that there are too many options. The business could be sold to a competitor. It could be sold to a junior employee. It…

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SHOULD YOU WAIVE YOUR HOME INSPECTION ON THE PURCHASE OFFER Yes, we hear your objection. Is it really necessary to spend hundreds of dollars on a home inspection when you are already spending a bunch of money on your home purchase?  As a legal professional in the Hudson Valley Region of New York, I am…

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