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Elder Law & Disability Planning
Estate, Trust and Guardianship Litigation
Estates, Trusts & Personal Planning
Family & Matrimonial Law
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Wealth Management


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Ami S. Longstreet has been an attorney at Mackenzie Hughes since 1998 and is a partner in the firm. She is charged with helping businesses and members of the Syracuse community understand estate and trust planning and administration as well as elder law, including asset protection and Medicaid planning, and planning for individuals with disabilities.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont and worked in Vermont as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for two years. After that, she attended Syracuse University College of Law and graduated cum laude. While a student, she was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society and the Syracuse University Law Journal of International Law. In 1985, Ami was admitted to the New York Bar, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, and in 1986, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Ami's professional affiliations include the Onondaga County Bar Association, the Central New York Women's Bar Association, the New York State (Elder Law Section - Past President; Trusts and Estates Section - Past District Delegate) and American (Real Property, Probate and Trusts; and Tax Sections) Bar Associations. She is also a volunteer speaker for the New York State, Onondaga County and Central New York Women's Bar Associations, as well as other nonprofit organizations. She is a board member and former president of the Estate Planning Council of Central New York, and a board member of the YMCA Greater Syracuse and the Alzheimer's Association - Central New York Chapter. Ami was former Chair of the Governance Council of the Women's Fund of Central New York, a Fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. From 1996 to 1999, she served as an adjunct professor of "Elder Law" at Syracuse University College of Law. She has been listed in the Elder Law Section of "Best Lawyers in America" and the "Super Lawyers New York Upstate Edition" for Elder Law and Estate Planning and Probate since 2007. Ami was elected as a Fellow in ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel).

Ami also spent a substantial amount of time in 2000 and 2001 co-authoring eight quarterly articles titled, "Tax News," for the Elder Law Attorney, the official newsletter of the Elder Law Section of the NYSBA. She has also written outlines for many of the speaking engagements listed above. In 2016, Ami also authored and article entitled "Tax Considerations and Pitfalls for Estate Planning in Light of Recent Legislation and Case Law" which was published in "Inside the Minds/Strategies for Trusts and Estates in New York", published by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore.

Prior to joining Mackenzie Hughes, Ami worked as an attorney at another large law firm in Syracuse, subsequent to practicing as an attorney in Albany for five years. She was also self-employed as a practicing attorney for four years. In all of these positions, she concentrated her practice in the area of elder law, guardianships, planning for individuals with disabilities and estate and trust planning and administration.


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