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OF COUNSEL
Alfred W. Popkess
Arthur W. Wentlandt

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Benjamin R. Walsh

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Kenneth E. Ackerman
Dennis R. Baldwin
David M. Garber
Carter H. Strickland

Case Studies:

Paving a Path to Zoning Approval
Winning Right to Build Approvals
Zoning Approval for Gas Stations

Alfred W. Popkess has been with Mackenzie Hughes since 1969 and is of counsel with the firm. His practice concentrates in commercial lending, commercial real estate transactions, general real estate and development. His financing and real property experiences range from the development, finance, leasing and sale of multi-million dollar office buildings to tax exempt industrial development agency financing, letter of credit financing, traditional commercial and industrial financing and affordable housing non-profit development.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966 from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law in 1969. Al was admitted to the New York Bar in 1970, and in 1976 he was admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. While in law school, he was class president from 1968 to 1969 and was chosen as the Law School Representative at the National Moot Court Competition in 1969. Al has been selected by his peers to be included in the Real Estate Law Section of "The Best Lawyers in America" since 1995.

Al is a member of the Onondaga County, New York State and American Bar Associations as well as a former member of the NYSBA Special Committee on Specialization. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association as the representative of the Fifth Judicial District. He has served as chairman of the several United Way Divisions and the WCNY Tel-AC. He is also a past president of the Onondaga County Bar Foundation, a past director of the Onondaga County Bar Association and and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Farmers and Traders Life Insurance Company and Lakefront Development Corporation.

 

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