Mackenzie Hughes Attorneys Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America”

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mackenzie Hughes LLP is proud to announce the attorneys that have been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. – Stephen T. Helmer, managing partner and chair of the litigation department at Mackenzie Hughes was recognized as one of the best lawyers in America for commercial litigation, insurance, personal injury and product liability. – Gay M. Pomeroy and Elizabeth A. Hartnett were each named as best lawyers in trusts and estates law. – Clayton H. Hale, Jr. was recognized as one of the best lawyers in tax law. – Ami S. Longstreet was named as one of the best lawyers in America for her work with elder law. – Edward J. Moses was recognized as one of the best corporate attorneys in America. – Alfred W. Popkess was named one of the best real estate attorneys in America. – Carter H. Strickland has been recognized as one of the best Bet-The-Company Litigators and commercial litigation lawyers in America. – Ramon E. Rivera was named for the first time this year as one of the best immigration law attorneys.

About The Best Lawyers in America First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new US. Edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other layers in the same and related specialties. 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’s client list includes successful local companies and municipalities including the City of Syracuse, the Oneida Indian Nation/Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Key Bank, State Farm Insurance, Citizens Bank, Pyramid Management Group, C&S Engineers, Stearns & Wheeler, Cazenovia College, NBT Bank, International Wire Group, the Village of Manlius, the Village of Fayetteville, the Town of Pompey 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. Fully 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.

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