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Real Property Tax

Mackenzie Hughes secured tax exempt status for facilities of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Central New York’s regional water supplier and a local leader in the health care industry. Our firm also successfully defended numerous claims filed in State Supreme Court against assessing units located across New York State. We also won tax-exempt status for a municipality’s $3.4 million water system improvement.

We are a leading Central New York law firm in the area of real property valuation.

We represent private taxpayers, municipalities, and owners of tax exempt properties in real property tax assessment litigation. Our clients include private business owners, counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and public authorities.




NYS Real Estate Transfer Tax on Conveyances of Real Property

In New York State, sellers who convey an interest in real property are required to pay New York State real estate transfer tax. In the usual sale of real property, the real estate transfer tax is computed at a rate of $2 for each $500 of consideration or fractional part thereof. For example, in a…

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Business Update: A Seminar for Clients and Friends of the Firm

Mackenzie Hughes attorneys strongly believe in keeping their clients informed on the latest developments in law and business.

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Important Time Periods for New York Business Owners Contemplating Litigation

Perhaps you have seen commercials from personal injury law firms trying to convince you to call them immediately if you have been injured because your claim may be time-sensitive. While these firms are obviously trying to get your business, there is some truth in this type of statement. Virtually any claim you may have against…

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