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Dean J. DiPilato Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Dean J. DiPilato has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP and will concentrate his legal practice in general commercial litigation (including construction and environmental matters), healthcare litigation, financial litigation, and intellectual property matters.

With 18 years of experience as a litigator, DiPilato has worked at large law firms in Boston and New York City, as well as small firms in Syracuse, on a variety of complex matters. DiPilato also has served as an assistant general counsel with Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s leading provider of dialysis services and equipment, as well as a law clerk to a United Stated District Court Judge.

DiPilato has taught numerous seminars on the topic of electronic discovery and will be a featured speaker on that topic at the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution’s Spring Conference in Washington D.C. in April 2018. He has been selected by ACCESS MCLE, a national provider of continuing legal education, to provide a course on electronically stored information that is available nationwide. DiPilato will also be teaching the subject as an adjunct professor at the Syracuse University College of Law.

“Whether it is a complex business dispute, a challenging litigation matter, small or large issue, simple or technical concern, Dean is a person who can handle it and best meet the individual needs of our clients,” said Stephen Helmer, partner and chairman of the Mackenzie Hughes Executive Committee. “We’re pleased to have him joining our team.”

DiPilato holds a Juris Doctorate from the Columbia University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeal for the First Circuit.


About Mackenzie Hughes The Mackenzie Hughes firm traces its roots back to 1884, and over the years, its client roster has read like a veritable “Who’s Who” of Central New York businesses, including the original New Process Gear, Smith Corona Typewriter and Standard Oil companies. Today, the firm provides legal counsel in 35 practice areas to clients in a vast array of industries. Mackenzie Hughes’s clients include multi-national corporations, financial institutions, health care facilities, governmental agencies, entrepreneurial companies, not for profits, fiduciaries and individuals. As one of the state’s most respected and influential law firms, Mackenzie Hughes’ reputation is based on its exceptional expertise in corporate law, litigation, labor and employment, immigration, real estate, finance, and trust and estate planning. To learn more, visit

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Mackenzie Hughes LLP
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