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Neil J. Smith
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email: nsmith@mackenziehughes.com
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Areas of Practice include:

Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
Banking and Financial Institutions
Business
Commercial Litigation

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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.

 

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