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In Memoriam: Mark W. Wasmund

  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and partner, Mark W. Wasmund on May 11, 2021.  Mark was with Mackenzie Hughes LLP for over ten years and his professional legacy will benefit all of us for many years to come.  Mark’s great intelligence, dry wit and even temperament…

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Joseph G. Farrell and Brandan Ray Join Mackenzie Hughes LLP

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Joseph G. Farrell has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as a partner in the firm’s litigation department and will concentrate his legal practice on medical malpractice defense. Brandan Ray has also been hired as an associate attorney in the business department with his practice focused on business formation and governance, private investment transactions…

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Phase Four of COVID19 Requirements for New York Business Re-Openings and Statewide Guidelines for Certain Industries

Central New York will enter Phase 4 of the COVID19 New York State business re-opening on Friday June 26, 2020.  New York State will be allowing the re-opening of businesses by region in four phases as follows: Phase 1:  Construction, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, Retail (limited to curbside or in-store pickup/drop off), Manufacturing and…

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New York State Phase 3 Requirements for Business Re-Openings

New York State has released the requirements for those businesses in Phase 3 of re-opening.  Central New York is now authorized to begin Phase 3. New York State is allowing the re-opening of businesses by region in four phases as follows, with the businesses in the Phases being expanded from the original list to now…

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New York State Release Phase 2 Requirements for New York Business Re-Openings

New York State has released the requirements for those businesses in Phase 2 re-opening.  Central New York is now authorized to begin the Phase 2 re-opening. New York State is allowing the re-opening of businesses by region in four phases as follows, with the businesses in the Phases being expanded from the original list to…

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New COVID19 Requirements for New York Business Re-Openings (and for those Essential Businesses which continued to Operate)

New COVID19 Requirements for New York Business Re-Openings (and for those Essential Businesses which continued to Operate) Central New York will begin to open for business again with the issuance of Executive Order 202.31 which allows Phase 1 businesses to open if the business can follow the New York State Department of health mandates. New…

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EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A PAYCHECK PROTECTION LOAN

The popular Paycheck Protection Loan is not the only tax-free cash infusion provided to businesses by the CARES Act. Section 2103 of the Act provides an additional means for employers to obtain tax free cash to assist in retaining employees during the period of business contraction caused by the Corona virus government mandates. Section 2103…

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Fifth Judicial District To Expand Virtual Court Proceedings, but Still Limited

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of daily life on hold, but there are positive signs that a return to normalcy, or at least the new normalcy, may not be far off. Since approximately March 30, 2020, Central New York’s Fifth Judicial District (encompassing Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego Counties) has been operating…

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Governor Cuomo’s April 7th COVID-19 Executive Order Makes Remote Will Executions a (Virtual) Reality

“Update:  Although offices can now be open and restrictions regarding in-person gatherings are starting to ease, the Governor has issued another executive order that extends the ability to do remote witnessing until August 5, 2020.” COVID-19 has brought estate planning to the forefront of the minds of many individuals, particularly at-risk populations such as senior…

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Governor Cuomo’s April 7th COVID-19 Executive Order and its Impact on the Business and Legal Affairs of New Yorkers

“Update:  The statute of limitations extension discussed below has been extended further by the Governor until August 5, 2020.”  On April 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.14 (“EO”) as part of New York’s continuing efforts to combat COVID-19.  This new EO affects both individuals and businesses in a variety of ways. Extension of…

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