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Mary Anne Cody joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2000 and became a partner in
2006. She concentrates on financial planning issues for businesses and
individuals. Her areas of emphasis include estate planning, fiduciary
compliance and business tax and succession planning. Mary Anne also consults
with businesses on ERISA employee plan matters including retirement and
welfare benefit plans. In addition she advises in the area of formation,
management and dissolution of not-for-profit entities.
Mary Anne received her Bachelor of Science degree from Le Moyne College
where she majored in Accounting and received her Juris Doctorate from
California Western School of Law. She also earned her New York State Certified
Public Accountant license and is admitted to the New York State Bar.
Mary Anne is a member of the Onondaga County and New York State Bar Associations.
She is also a Director of the Central New York Estate Planning Council.
She is a frequent lecturer on Trusts & Estates, ERISA and not-for-profit
issues. Mary Anne also held the position of co-chair of the Charitable
Planning Committee of the Trusts & Estates section of the New York
State Bar Association.
She is President of the Mother Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum, a member
of the Samaritan Center Board, a religious education volunteer at St.
Joseph's Church, a Boy Scouts of America merit badge counselor and a volunteer
for the Onondaga County Surrogate Court Clinic. Mary Anne is also the
former chair of the Vera House Board of Directors, a past director of
Aurora, a past director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse and
a former member of the Le Moyne College Board of Regents.
Mary Anne was awarded the Chiefs Award from the Camillus Fire Department
in 2013 for her volunteer work and also a special appreciation award from Vera House
Prior to joining Mackenzie Hughes, Mary Anne worked as a Certified Public
Accountant with both national and regional accounting firms. Her experiences
ranged from tax compliance to the review of audited financial statement
tax footnotes for public companies, to estate and financial planning for
high net worth individuals.
Mary Anne lives in Camillus with her husband Bill and sons Will and Ned.