From developing a multimillion-dollar commercial venture to helping a person buy a home, our real estate attorneys bring years of wisdom and experience in all facets of real estate transactions and finance. Each year we complete more than 1,000 real estate transactions with a total value exceeding $100 million — yet we never lose sight of the importance our clients place on each transaction.

Our services include:

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  • Purchase and sale of commercial properties
  • Project development
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Commercial mortgage financing
  • Consolidation/turning out existing lines of credit
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Tax challenges, condemnation matters, and other real property-related litigation

Residential Real Estate Transaction

  • Purchase and sales
  • Refinancing
  • Counsel regarding all aspects of buying or selling a home
  • Condominium and homeowner associations matters

Real Property Tax Matters

  • Assessment/valuation disputes
  • Tax exemption applications

Real Estate–Related Litigation

  • Zoning/boundary disputes
  • Zoning violations
  • Restrictive covenants matters
  • Condemnation




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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Barry M. Shulman Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP as a Partner

Barry M. Shulman has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as a partner in the firm’s business department. With nearly 50 years of practicing law, Shulman has experience representing corporate and governmental organizations, including local, regional and state authorities. He negotiates complex commercial leases for landlords and tenants, as well as contracts for the acquisition and development…

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When Commercial Leases Don’t Mean What They Say

So you’re presented with a Commercial Lease, say a business retail tenant in a shopping center. You’re perhaps a Landlord, or a Tenant. You carefully review all of the terms and have no problem with their clarity. They’re explicit and unambiguous. What you might not realize is that there can be a third and silent…

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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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Industrial Development Agencies Located In The Central New York Regional Transportation District No Longer Exempt From The Additional Mortgage Recording Tax

In 1969, New York State enacted the New York State Industrial Development Agency Act which created industrial development agencies (“IDAs”). New York State created IDAs to promote the economic welfare, recreation opportunities and prosperity of the inhabitants of New York State. IDAs have traditionally provided financial assistance by offering exemptions from sales and use taxes,…

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