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Responding to opportunities created by federal legislation, Mackenzie Hughes designed a new structure for a regional financial institution and then led the client through the formation of a new limited-liability company. This allowed the client to benefit from the more favorable tax treatment of a “pass-through” entity while maintaining its liability shield.

Mackenzie Hughes attorneys practicing within the Business area include:

Mary Anne Cody
Richard C. Engel
Clayton H. Hale Jr.
Frederick W. Marty
Bradley J. Moses
Edward J. Moses
James H. Nicoll
Barry M. Shulman
Neil J. Smith
Mark W. Wasmund

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Mackenzie Hughes is lead counsel to many of the region's most prominent and successful businesses. Our clients range from sole proprietorships to sophisticated international corporations, which rely on our proactive counsel and solutions-oriented approach. Our collaborative multidisciplinary approach is also used to counsel not-for-profit entities including colleges, human services agencies, rehabilitation centers, religious organizations, arts organizations and traditional charities. The Firm’s corporate attorneys work closely with the Firm’s tax attorneys to analyze and develop tax-efficient responses to achieve client goals. Services include:

General Business
  • Structuring business entities including sole proprietorships, general and limited partnerships, corporations and limited-liability companies
  • Regulatory compliance; representation before federal and state oversight agencies
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts including partnerships, shareholder and employment agreements
  • Counseling businesses on entity governance; drafting bylaws and operating agreements
  • Providing advice and counsel on bankruptcy and collection matters
  • Representing businesses and individuals in the purchase and sale of business interests
  • Representing businesses in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Counseling on all aspects of business succession

  • Preparing and filing reports including disclosure forms for corporate officers and directors
  • Providing advice and counsel on all aspects of initial offerings of corporate stock
  • Preparing proxy materials

Employee Benefits Planning
  • Preparing and implementing stock option plans for corporate directors, officers and employees
  • Providing advice and counsel in the establishment of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation and retirement plans
  • Preparing and negotiating employee separations; planning and implementing workforce reductions


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