Mackenzie Hughes is lead counsel to many of the region’s most prominent and successful businesses. Our clients range from sole proprietorships to sophisticated international corporations, which rely on our proactive counsel and solutions-oriented approach. Our collaborative multidisciplinary approach is also used to counsel not-for-profit entities including colleges, human services agencies, rehabilitation centers, religious organizations, arts organizations and traditional charities. The Firm’s corporate attorneys work closely with the Firm’s tax attorneys to analyze and develop tax-efficient responses to achieve client goals. Services include:

General Business

  • Structuring business entities including sole proprietorships, general and limited partnerships, corporations and limited-liability companies
  • Regulatory compliance; representation before federal and state oversight agencies
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts including partnerships, shareholder and employment agreements
  • Counseling businesses on entity governance; drafting bylaws and operating agreements
  • Providing advice and counsel on bankruptcy and collection matters
  • Representing businesses and individuals in the purchase and sale of business interests
  • Representing businesses in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Counseling on all aspects of business succession

Securities

  • Preparing and filing reports including disclosure forms for corporate officers and directors
  • Providing advice and counsel on all aspects of initial offerings of corporate stock
  • Preparing proxy materials

Employee Benefits Planning

  • Preparing and implementing stock option plans for corporate directors, officers and employees
  • Providing advice and counsel in the establishment of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation and retirement plans
  • Preparing and negotiating employee separations; planning and implementing workforce reductions

Meet the Team

Our experienced attorneys will work with you to create meaningful legal solutions designed to help you make better business, personal planning and legal decisions.

Meet the Team

Attorneys

Clayton H. Hale, Jr.

Partner and Co General Counsel

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EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A PAYCHECK PROTECTION LOAN

The popular Paycheck Protection Loan is not the only tax-free cash infusion provided to businesses by the CARES Act. Section 2103 of the Act provides an additional means for employers to obtain tax free cash to assist in retaining employees during the period of business contraction caused by the Corona virus government mandates. Section 2103…

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Governor Cuomo’s April 7th COVID-19 Executive Order and its Impact on the Business and Legal Affairs of New Yorkers

On April 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.14 (“EO”) as part of New York’s continuing efforts to combat COVID-19.  This new EO affects both individuals and businesses in a variety of ways. Extension of At-Home Orders The Governor’s new EO extends the workplace restrictions to and including April 29, 2020.  This means all…

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Force Majeure Contract Clauses in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Countless contracts – for the sale of all kinds of goods and services – contain “force majeure” clauses.  “Force majeure” – literally “superior force,” sometimes called an “act of God” – is an event beyond the control of the parties that prevents performance of a contract.  Many contracts contain force majeure clauses providing that, should…

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EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A PAYCHECK PROTECTION LOAN

The popular Paycheck Protection Loan is not the only tax-free cash infusion provided to businesses by the CARES Act. Section 2103 of the Act provides an additional means for employers to obtain tax free cash to assist in retaining employees during the period of business contraction caused by the Corona virus government mandates. Section 2103…

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Governor Cuomo’s April 7th COVID-19 Executive Order and its Impact on the Business and Legal Affairs of New Yorkers

On April 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.14 (“EO”) as part of New York’s continuing efforts to combat COVID-19.  This new EO affects both individuals and businesses in a variety of ways. Extension of At-Home Orders The Governor’s new EO extends the workplace restrictions to and including April 29, 2020.  This means all…

Read more

Force Majeure Contract Clauses in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Countless contracts – for the sale of all kinds of goods and services – contain “force majeure” clauses.  “Force majeure” – literally “superior force,” sometimes called an “act of God” – is an event beyond the control of the parties that prevents performance of a contract.  Many contracts contain force majeure clauses providing that, should…

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