SYRACUSE, NY – W. Bradley Hunt was recently elected to the partnership at Mackenzie Hughes LLP. Since joining the firm in 2004, Hunt’s practice has focused on business litigation and environmental and land use law. He has handled state and federal cases in both trial and appellate courts and has extensive experience in motion practice and appeals.
Hunt also represents clients before a variety of municipal planning and zoning boards and in negotiations with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He currently works as the Planning Board Attorney for the Town of Van Buren and the Village of Manlius. “Over the years, Brad has played a pivotal role in successfully and effectively meeting the legal needs of our clients,” said Steve Helmer, partner and chairman of the Mackenzie Hughes Executive Committee. “Our clients have been impressed by his tremendous work ethic and needless to say, we are impressed.
We are pleased to welcome him as a partner to the firm.” Prior to joining Mackenzie Hughes, Hunt practiced law at Mayer Brown in Chicago, where he represented major corporate and government clients in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the nation. He has also served as a law clerk to Judge Pasco Bowman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Kansas City.
A resident of Syracuse, Hunt holds a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Hunt is admitted to the New York and Illinois bar associations as well as several federal courts.
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, Adirondack Bank, CENTRO, O’Brien & Gere Engineers, C&S Engineers, Stearns & Wheler, Cazenovia College, Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Tully Hill Rehabilitation, Empower Federal Credit Union, SeaComm Federal Credit Union, Wilmorite, Inc., 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.