Robert J. Hughes, was Partner at Harte, Secrest & Emery. He served as Chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section and lectured throughout Central New York. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Boards of Directors and Executive Committees of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital Foundation. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Saratoga Performing Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, New York .Bob graduated from the University of NotreDame (AB. with high honors, 1966) and the Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1969). He was a member of the New York Bar (1969) and the Florida Bar (1979) and a Fellow in the American College of Probate Counsel.