Areas of Practice include:
Bankruptcy & Creditor's
Banking and Financial Institutions
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Neil J. Smith joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2005 and is a partner at the
firm. He is a member of the business department focusing in bankruptcy
law. He represents businesses in bankruptcy proceedings, and he assists
businesses with debt reorganization and workouts. He also represents defendants
in preferential transfer litigation. In addition, he provides support
to the other associates and partners on the regulatory, lending, operational,
and governance issues of banks and credit unions.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Public
Communications in 2002 from Syracuse University, Neil attended St. John's
University School of Law, where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate in
2005. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 2006.
Prior to joining Mackenzie Hughes, Neil was a member of the American
Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. While there he wrote an article entitled
"F.C.C. v. Nextwave: Plain Meaning or Just Plain Wrong?" which
described conflicts between FCC regulations and bankruptcy law.
Neil is a member of the Onondaga, New York State, and American Bar Associations.
He is the President of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association
and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He also volunteers
with the Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers' Project.
When Neil has a few moments to spare he enjoys playing the banjo, and
he is an active member of the Central New York Bluegrass Association.