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Richard P. James

Partner

Richard P. James is a partner at Mackenzie Hughes and has litigated tax certiorari, complex commercial and municipal disputes for nearly 30 years. In his spare time, Rick enjoys hunting, fishing and riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

  • Litigated over 200 Supreme Court cases involving assessments in excess of $1 million
  • Served as special legal counsel to counties, cities, towns, school districts, and public authorities throughout New York State

Current:

  • Member, The Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Member, Grievance Committee at the Fifth Judicial District
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Foundation Steering Committee
  • Trustee, Onondaga County Bar Foundation

 

Prior:

  • Town Justice
  • Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Member, New York State Lawyer Assistance Committee
  • Trustee, New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association Pro Bono Practice Committee
  • SUNY Buffalo School of Law, JD (Magna Cum Laude)
  • SUNY Geneseo, BA (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Onondaga Community College, AAS (High Honors)
  • New York State, Onondaga County and Oswego County Bars

News

Rick James Appointed to New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust

Richard P. James of Mackenzie Hughes LLP has been appointed by the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of New York State’s Highest Court, to a three year term on the Board of Trustees of the New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust, which provides statewide leadership and financial assistance to programs addressing health-related issues among legal…

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Mackenzie Hughes Attorney Appointed to Board of Trustees of the New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust

SYRACUSE, NY – Richard P. James, a partner at Mackenzie Hughes LLP, has been appointed by the Honorable Judith S. Kaye, the Chief Judge of New York State’s Highest Court, to serve a three year term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust. The Lawyer Assistance…

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Reduce Your 2014 Real Property Taxes by Taking Action NOW!

If you own property assessed by a town, your next school tax bill won’t arrive until September. However, you should take action now to reduce 2014 property tax liability. Remember: Assessments and Tax Bills are on Different Schedules A tax assessment is the annual estimate of a property’s fair market value. Town assessors fix tentative…

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