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Mackenzie Hughes Adds Three Attorneys

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mackenzie Hughes LLP’s Managing Partner Richard Engel announces the recent addition of attorneys Robb P. Barrett, Rebecca E. Alesi and Robert R. Hojnacki to the team.

Robb P. Barrett joined the firm in January as a partner in the Business Department. He focuses on business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, banking, capital markets, regulatory matters, and corporate governance. Throughout his career, he has assisted numerous corporations and financial institutions in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as in corporate finance matters and securities offerings. Barrett also counsels clients on regulatory matters before relevant federal and state authorities. Before joining Mackenzie Hughes, he held various positions in leveraged finance at Fortress Investment Group and MetLife Investment Management. Barrett began his legal career at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City. Before that, he worked as an aide to New York Gov. George E. Pataki.

Rebecca E. Alesi joined the firm in September 2023 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in November. She works in the Trusts and Estates Department, concentrating her practice on estate planning consultations, research analysis for complex estate and trust litigation matters, and counseling fiduciaries with the administration of assets. In addition to estate work, she assists in Article 81 and Article 17A guardianship proceedings. While attending Hofstra Law School, she was the senior productions manager for the Journal of International Business and Law and worked in the Robert W. Entenmann Veterans Clinic providing pro bono assistance to veterans in applying for disability and navigating discharge appeals.

Robert R. Hojnacki joined the firm in August 2023 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in January. He works in the Litigation and Business Department, concentrating his practice on commercial litigation, business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. While at Albany Law School, Robert was the President of the men’s rugby team while interning at the Oneida County District Attorney’s office, the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Organized Crime Task Force Division, and Saunders Kahler LLP.

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