Bill Duquette is Senior Counsel with our Real Estate Team. His primary practice is devoted to condominium/HOA, banking, and real estate. Bill prepares Martin Act offering plans for a variety of both residential and commercial condominiums and HOAs, both new construction and conversions of existing buildings, for filing with the New York State Attorney General's Office.Bill also prepares plans that combine multiple condominiums with a master HOA. Bill reviews all of the title reports for all Hometown Bank of the Hudson Valley's residential loan closings and advises Hometown Bank regarding the potential legal issues disclosed therein. His real estate experience varies from representing purchasers and sellers of raw land and single family homes to a commercial transaction with a value over $200 million. Representation includes drafting and negotiating lease and purchase and sale contracts, reviewing title reports, surveys, and due diligence inspection reports, clearing title objections and advising clients regarding potential legal issues disclosed by various due diligence inspections and the title report. He has also drafted and negotiated conservation easements with local municipalities and with Scenic Hudson. Bill previously served as an Associate General Counsel with the Jehovah's Witnesses Office of General Counsel in Patterson, New York.
Bill graduated from American International College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. He earned his Juris Doctor degree and graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2002. He was admitted to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar in December 2002 and the State of New York Bar in February 2003.
Bill is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State Bar Associations, and the Orange County Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association's Real Property Law Section Committee of Condominiums and Cooperatives.
Bill resides in Pine Bush with his wife Andrea.
Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP
158 Orange Avenue
PO Box 367
Walden, NY, 12586-0367
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Condominiums and Cooperatives Committee||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Brooklyn Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|American International College||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
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