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Elizabeth A. Hartnett, Esq., CPA, joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2004 as a partner with an emphasis in wealth management services. Her many areas of expertise include family business entities, business tax and succession planning, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, fiduciary compliance, investment counsel, estate planning, fiduciary services and estate settlement, as well as private foundations, charitable giving and specialty trusts for the private client. Her clients include some of the most prominent individuals, families, business owners, professionals, trustees, executors, guardians, and family charitable trusts and foundations in the region.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Syracuse University's College of Business Administration, Betsy attended Syracuse University College of Law. She was admitted to the New York State Bar and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Betsy also manages investments through our sister firm Mackenzie Hughes & Hartnett Investment Advisors LLC, an Investment Advisory registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

An active member of several professional associations, Betsy is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and the New York Bar Foundation. She is Vice Chair of the Crouse Hospital Board, Vice Chair of The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, Inc. and past Chair of the Board for Syracuse Stage. She is former Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York Bar Association. She periodically lectures on wealth management and estates and trusts law topics for the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Betsy was the honoree at the Crouse Health Foundation Tribute Evening in 2013.

As a preeminent attorney in her field, she has authored several legal publications including the New York Practice Guide - Probate and Estate Administration and Legal Commentaries for LexisNexis and was a contributing writer for the Syracuse Law Review's Survey of New York Law and Warren Heaton's on Surrogate's Courts. She has served as an Editorial Advisor of the American College of Trust's and Estates Counsel's Pocket Tax Tables. She has been listed in the Trusts and Estates Section of "Best Lawyers in America" for the past 20 years. She has also been listed in the Estate Planning and Probate section of the New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition, and was named as one of the 25 Top Women Attorneys in the New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition

In her spare time, Betsy enjoys tennis, golf and playing bridge. She also enjoys spending time with her three children and eight grandchildren.


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