SYRACUSE, NY – Mark T. Harrington has been elected as a member of Mackenzie Hughes LLP’s Executive Committee.
Harrington’s election to the executive committee is for a three year term, and he will join Steve Helmer, Al Popkess, Anne Ruffer and Art Wentlandt on the committee. Harrington joined Mackenzie Hughes in 1991, was elected to the firm’s partnership in 2001 and is currently Vice-Chairman of the firm’s Business Department. His practice emphasis is financial institutions, including transactional matters as well as regulatory, lending, operational and governance issues for banks and credit unions.
Additionally, Harrington handles general business law matters including entity formation, purchase and sale of small and medium sized businesses, merger and joint ventures and commercial lending. He assists the firm’s immigration law practice group and is frequently asked to lecture on topics such as choice of business entity, limited company formation and new business ventures. Harrington received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Ithaca College and a Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law in 1989. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1990 and the Massachusetts Bar in 1989.
Harrington is a member of the Arc of Onondaga Board of Directors, past president of the board, and a member of its Executive Committee as well as a member of the NYSARC, Inc. legal committee, the New York state organization of all Arc chapters. He is also a Trustee of Crouse Health Foundation, About Mackenzie Hughes LLP 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’s client list includes successful local companies and municipalities including the City of Syracuse, M & T Bank, the Oneida Indian Nation/Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Key Bank, RBS Citizens Bank, Alliance Bank, Adirondack Bank, CENTRO, Pyramid Companies, O’Brien & Gere Engineers, C&S Engineers, Stearns & Wheler, Cazenovia College, Crouse Hospital, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Tully Hill Rehabilitation, RobsonWoese, Empower Federal Credit Union, SeaComm Federal Credit Union,, Pinnacle Investments LLC, Unity Mutual Life Insurance, OP-TECH Environmental Services, Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, the Village of Manlius, the Village of Cleveland and the Town of Van Buren. One of the firm’s namesakes, William A. Mackenzie practiced law in Syracuse for 49 years.
The other, Senator John H. Hughes, was a dominant figure in Central New York civic and political affairs. Eight of the firm’s lawyers have been elected or appointed to judgeships. As one of the state’s most respected and influential business law firms, Mackenzie Hughes’ reputation is based on its exceptional expertise in business and corporate law, including labor, finance, immigration, health care, real estate, land use, environmental and municipal services law. Its Internet address is www.mackenziehughes.com.