Mackenzie Hughes served as lead counsel in substantially reducing a sales tax assessment on hazardous waste disposal on behalf of a Fortune 500 company.

Our tax attorneys include lawyers who are also certified public accountants who bring years of experience working at some of the nation’s most respected accounting firms to our practice. They use this extensive experience to proactively counsel businesses, municipalities, public authorities and individuals in all aspects of federal, state and local tax matters. They also work closely with the attorneys and clients of our Estates & Trusts and Health Care practices to review and analyze specific tax issues.

Services include:

  • Tax appeals and audits at federal and state levels
  • Tax controversies and tax litigation
  • Advising start-up ventures, closely held corporations, general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Advising and drafting ownership succession plans
  • Providing tax counsel in mergers, acquisitions and financing
  • Independent tax opinions on significant corporate tax matters



Clayton H. Hale, Jr.

Partner and Co General Counsel

Ami S. Longstreet

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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Build Back Better ACT Tax Proposals: What You Need To Know

The proposed tax provisions released by the House Ways and Means Committee on September 13, include several substantial changes that would affect personal income tax and business tax planning.  In addition to the reduction in the estate and gift tax exemption, and elimination of valuation discounts for interests in passive entities (as discussed in a…

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Important Changes to New York’s School Tax Relief (STAR) Program

New York State has a school tax relief (STAR) program available to New Yorkers who own their home as their primary residence and earn less than $500,000 per year. Previously, this relief was in the form of a partial exemption on the school tax bill. New York started issuing STAR checks instead of partial tax…

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New Tax Bill Drastically Changes Treatment Of Alimony

For the last seventy-five years, a spouse paying alimony (also known as “maintenance” or “spousal support” in New York and many other jurisdictions) has been able to deduct the alimony award from his or her tax return each year.  Likewise, the spouse receiving the maintenance has the obligation to include the total amount of alimony…

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