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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mackenzie Hughes is a leading regional law firm in mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry, having recently represented three separate Upstate New York banks in their mergers with other financial institutions. The firm has also guided major regional engineering firms in their acquisitions and spin-offs of ancillary businesses.

When we handle corporate mergers and acquisitions, our clients get the wisdom and knowledge of attorneys with years of experience in the field — and a lot more. Our merger and acquisition attorneys can easily call upon Mackenzie Hughes attorneys who have expertise in whatever legal area might be required, including tax, labor and employment, intellectual property, and real property.

We counsel our clients through virtually every aspect of corporate mergers and acquisitions — both stock and asset transactions — including creating joint ventures and counseling clients through divestitures. Our experience includes transactions involving banking, engineering, manufacturing, and not-for-profit organizations.



Clayton H. Hale, Jr.

Partner and Co General Counsel


Ian S. Ludd Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP Business Department

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Ian Ludd has recently joined the business department of Mackenzie Hughes LLP after graduating cum laude with both a Juris Doctor degree from the Syracuse University College of Law and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. During Law School Ian was a member…

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Congress Passes Trademark Modernization Act

Congress Passes Trademark Modernization Act Here’s What That Means for You, Your Business and Your Business’ Trademarks At the tail-end of 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act (“TMA”) was signed into law.  The TMA, which received broad bi-partisan support in Congress, was passed to curb a substantial volume of improperly registered trademark registrations from so-called “bad…

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Purchasing Property with a Lease

Often when purchasing a company, certain assets pose issues not easy to discern. For example, a Purchaser can buy real estate through a purchase contract and perhaps even personal property such as furniture and furnishings, fairly easily. When purchasing real estate, title insurance can be ordered, surveys re-dated, and abstracts renewed. Information on mortgages can…

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I received an unexpected offer to purchase my business. What do I do now?

Many business owners have been caught off guard by the receipt of an unexpected offer from a third party to purchase their business. Here are six immediate steps that you should consider taking if this happens to you. 1) Request a letter of intent. If you haven’t received a signed letter of intent (LOI) from…

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