SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Edward J. Moses, a partner at Mackenzie Hughes LLP, has been named the 2019 Distinguished Lawyer award recipient by the Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA). The award will be presented at the OCBA’s 144th Annual Dinner on October 23, 2019 at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown.
The Distinguished Lawyer Award recognizes a superior commitment to excellence in the legal profession. Moses, who was also recognized by the OCBA last year for his fifty years of legal service, is a corporate law attorney whose practice concentrates on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business formations and succession planning. “I am immensely grateful for this honor and extremely proud to have been a member of Mackenzie Hughes for a half-century,” Moses said. “I had the privilege of representing many wonderful clients and working with talented and amazing attorneys, paralegals and staff here at the firm. I consider it a great honor to practice law and a blessing to be a part of the Central New York community.”
Moses currently serves on the legal committee and as an honorary trustee on the board of trustees at the Christian Brothers Academy, a member of the board of directors of the Georgetown Club of Central New York and its University Regional Alumni Interview Committee, and as a member of the Catholic Charities – House of Providence Annual Dinner Committee. Previously, Moses has been recognized both by the Christian Brothers Academy and Catholic Charities for his distinguished service and commitment to the community.
Moses was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1974, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in 1976 and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in 2005. A graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Law in 1968, Moses attended Georgetown for his undergraduate degree. Moses also served in the U.S. Coast Guard where he specialized in Port Security.