Recognizing the growing need in the region for a comprehensive securities law practice, Mackenzie Hughes represents a broad range of companies seeking to raise equity capital or private debt financing from investors through private securities offerings.

Mackenzie Hughes has experience in all phases of economic development, municipal bonds and public finance. And we have worked as bond counsel in both tax-exempt and taxable bond issues.

The firm further represents clients in all aspects of securities fraud litigation and arbitration before FINRA, AAA and state and federal courts.

Services include:


  • Representing clients in FINRA arbitration proceedings


  • Counseling investment advisors, corporations and national bank directors in complying with SEC, FINRA, Sarbanes-Oxley and new corporate governance rules and regulations


  • Helping mature and emerging businesses secure financing through private placements and other initiatives
  • 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



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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