Areas of Practice include:
Real Property Tax
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Rick James, a partner with Mackenzie Hughes, provides general counsel
and litigation services to municipalities, contractors, sureties and financial
Since joining the Firm in 1990 he has served as special legal counsel
to the Counties of Onondaga and Cortland, the Cities of Syracuse, Cortland,
Binghamton and Oswego, and numerous towns, villages, school districts
and public authorities across New York State.
Rick graduated with High Honors from Onondaga Community College, summa
cum laude from SUNY Geneseo and magna cum laude from the SUNY at Buffalo
School of Law. While in law school, he received the State and Local Government
Award and served on the Buffalo Law Review.
Rick, a member of several bar associations, has been a Town Justice,
Chairman of a Town Zoning Board of Appeals, and was appointed by two Chief
Judges of New York State's highest court to serve as a Trustee of the
New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust.
In his spare time he enjoys martial arts and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.