a Path to Zoning Approval
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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
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