KENNETH E. ACKERMAN
Kenneth E. Ackerman joined Mackenzie Hughes in 1971 and is now retired.
Formerly, his practice emphasis was in financial institution management,
operations and personnel. He represented several credit unions in CNY
and has worked on mergers and joint ventures.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1968 from Fordham
University, Ken attended Cornell Law School, where he graduated with a
Juris Doctorate in 1971. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in
1972 and the U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts, and
the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in 1975. In 1976, he was admitted
to U.S. Supreme Court and in 1994, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His
affiliation with professional associations includes past director of the
Onondaga County Bar Association and past chair of the Lawyer Alcoholism
Committee for the Onondaga County Bar Association. He was also past chair
for the NYSBA committee on Lawyer Alcoholism. He is currently a NYS Credit
Union League member.
His civic organization involvement includes acting as Commissioner to
the Kaye Commission on Alcoholism in the Profession and VP for the Syracuse
Senior Citizen Housing Corporation. He also received a State Recognition
Award during his tenure as chair of the March of Dimes.
Prior to his employment at Mackenzie Hughes, Ken was a Legal Intern for
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also interned at IBM,
where he conducted research, handled general corporate law and worked
on the U.S. Government's antitrust action against IBM. While at the Port
Authority, he worked on the acquisition of the site for the World Trade
Ken has also spent a great deal of time authoring, editing and contributing
to numerous articles, including "On the Dotted Line: The Anatomy of a
Contract," (contributor, Cultural Resources Council, Inc., 1979); "Olympus
on Main Street," (contributor, Syracuse University Press, 1978); "Alcoholism
- Prognosis for Recovery in the Reconstituted Soviet Republics," (author,
1991) and "Personnel and the Law," (contributing editor, American Bankers
Ken has taught several courses at University College at Syracuse University
and also at Onondaga Community College. He has delivered targeted lectures
to business groups, legal groups and students at Syracuse University Law
School and the Cornell Law School.