We think winning means keeping you out of court. But sometimes you don’t have a choice. When that happens, you’ll appreciate having our experienced litigators on your side. Drawn from many different backgrounds and practice areas, they contribute a wide variety of perspectives and skills. So you’ll be represented not by a single attorney, but by a powerful team of litigators who all work together seamlessly.

We’re involved with the full spectrum of dispute resolution including complex corporate and commercial, products liability, property, environmental, insurance coverage and defense, and professional liability litigation. We represent national, regional and local clients, handling all aspects of trial and appellate work before federal, state and local courts, and regulatory agencies. Cases include:

Commercial Litigation

  • Accounting
  • Administrative proceedings involving local/state governments
  • Antitrust claims
  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business and stock valuations
  • Construction projects and liens
  • Contract disputes
  • Corporate and partnership dissolution
  • Director and officer liability
  • Employment disputes
  • Engineering
  • Fiduciary duties and claims
  • Formation/dissolution of business and property rights
  • Franchise relationships and agreements
  • Intellectual property (copyright, trademark and patents)
  • Not-for-profit corporations
  • Public bidding and contracts
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) litigation

Environmental Claims and Toxic Torts

First Amendment and Civil Rights

Insurance Coverage and Defense

  • Products liability
  • Negligence
  • Automobile

Health Care

  • Health care industry corporate matters
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Professional licensure matters
  • Regulatory compliance

Professional Malpractice Defense

Products Liability

Real Property

  • Eminent domain
  • Tax certiorari
  • Zoning

Securities Fraud and Claims

Shareholder Disputes

Taxation

Attorneys

News

Coronavirus Causes Governor to Toll the Statute of Limitations in New York

Coronavirus Causes Governor to Toll the Statute of Limitations in New York The Coronavirus is impacting all aspects of our lives, and after an Order issued by Governor Cuomo on March 20, 2020, this includes temporary limitations on which lawsuits can be filed and when.  By way of background, on March 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo…

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Four Quick Tips For Small Businesses During the Corona Virus Epidemic

So you’ve followed all the CDC guidelines, obeyed the orders issued by Governor Cuomo, and heeded the advice of my colleague Chris Jones with the same fanatical devotion as a samurai obeying his master.  (https://www.mackenziehughes.com/blog/new-york-provides-for-additional-paid-sick-leave-and-other-benefits-for-employees-under-covid-19-quarantine-order/). But most companies in the US are heavily indebted, and almost all companies’ cash flow will be reduced to a…

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Megan K. Thomas Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Megan Thomas has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as an associate attorney and will concentrate her legal practice on civil litigation, including medical malpractice, construction and architectural defense, and appeals. Thomas spent six years as a Teach for America Corps Member prior to becoming an attorney. She currently is a member of the…

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Coronavirus Causes Governor to Toll the Statute of Limitations in New York

Coronavirus Causes Governor to Toll the Statute of Limitations in New York The Coronavirus is impacting all aspects of our lives, and after an Order issued by Governor Cuomo on March 20, 2020, this includes temporary limitations on which lawsuits can be filed and when.  By way of background, on March 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo…

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Four Quick Tips For Small Businesses During the Corona Virus Epidemic

So you’ve followed all the CDC guidelines, obeyed the orders issued by Governor Cuomo, and heeded the advice of my colleague Chris Jones with the same fanatical devotion as a samurai obeying his master.  (https://www.mackenziehughes.com/blog/new-york-provides-for-additional-paid-sick-leave-and-other-benefits-for-employees-under-covid-19-quarantine-order/). But most companies in the US are heavily indebted, and almost all companies’ cash flow will be reduced to a…

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What is Mediation, and Why Does it Work?

In recent years, I have developed a busy practice as a mediator, while also continuing to pursue my very active litigation practice.  What is mediation?  It is a voluntary settlement conference, in which the parties to a dispute try to negotiate an agreement resolving their differences, with the assistance of a neutral third-party facilitator, called…

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