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Richard C. Engel


Richard, a partner, joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2003 and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Chair of the Business Department. He concentrates his practice in business and corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, securities law, banking, commercial development and IDA financing. Rich handles securities litigation and arbitration before FINRA, private securities offerings, and federal and state regulatory compliance relating to securities and corporate governance. His clients include the most prominent businesses, banks and investment firms in Central New York, whose trust and confidence Rich has earned through his years of experience in counseling them through their business, banking, corporate and securities issues, both complex and routine, and guiding them to regulatory compliance. Rich periodically lectures on business and securities law topics at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. In Rich’s spare time, he enjoys outdoor sports such as downhill skiing, fishing, canoeing, scuba diving and spending time in the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands with his wife, who is also an attorney, and their three children.

  • Briefed and argued appeals before several appellate courts, including New York’s highest court, the New York State Court of Appeals
  • Prior to joining Mackenzie Hughes, Rich practiced law at Engel & Engel, a leading securities law firm in Central New York


  • Participates with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, Onondaga County Bar Association’s pro bono program
  • Service as a judge for the Syracuse University College of Law and New York State Bar Association moot court competitions
  • Serves on the Boards of the Onondaga County Public Library, Christian Brothers Academy, Century Club and Central New York Biotechnology Accelerator
  • Rich is an active parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville, New York



  • Past President of the Board of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and past Chairman of the Board of the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society
  • Recognized in 2003 by The Central New York Business Journal as one of “40 under 40” (an honor that was awarded to the top 40 Central New York leaders under age 40 for their impact in making the region a better place to work and live)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Boston College
  • Juris Doctorate, Syracuse University College of Law
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association


Rich Engel Elected Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society Board Chair

Richard C. Engel, of Mackenzie Hughes LLP has been elected as Chair of the Board of the Hiscock Legal Aid Society. Rich is a partner in the firm’s Business Department and a member of the Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in business, mergers & acquisitions, securities law, securities regulation and securities fraud, as well…

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