Mr. Jacobowitz is the founder and a senior partner of Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP. He practices Environmental/Land Use, Real Estate, Municipal and Business Law. He has been village and town attorney for municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley. On behalf of private clients, he has helped bring to fruition numerous successful projects, including Rural Ridge subdivision, Harriman Business Park, Wind Ridge Village, Harriman Hills, Thruway Shopping Center, Walden View Apartments, and Millpond Condominium.
Mr. Jacobowitz has been a leader in the organized bar as a member of the New York State Bar Association, Municipal Law Section (member of the Executive Committee since 1982, secretary, second and first vice-chair, and chair 1993-1995.); an original co-editor of the Municipal Lawyer, the official publication of the Section; a member of the Orange County Bar Association (former president, director, treasurer and vice-president). He is also the original co-editor of the Orange County Lawyer, the official publication of the Orange County Bar Association.
Long committed to community service, Gerald served as a founding director of the Orange County Pro-Bono Legal Services, Inc. He served as a member of the Orange County Planning Board since 1997 and was vice chairman of the Orange County Charter Revision Commission, 1994-1996. He served as a director of Hometown Bank of the Hudson Valley formerly known as the Walden Federal Savings and Loan Association for forty-eight years. Mr. Jacobowitz also serves as a director of the Meyer and Lillian Jacobowitz Charitable Foundation. He is a founding director and served as president of the board of directors for the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan since 2000.