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John B. Cruz III (left) and Denzil McKenzie COURTESY PHOTO

John B. Cruz III presents attorney Denzil McKenzie with a commemorative plaque honoring his firm, McKenzie and Associates, as the oldest African American-owned law firm in Boston. His firm has represented clients including the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. McKenzie founded the firm in 1984, focusing on business litigation; finance, bankruptcy and creditors rights; corporate counseling and transactions; estate planning and probate; real estate and development; zoning and licensing; and faith-based organizations and nonprofits.

Cruz Companies, founded in 1948, is the oldest Black-owned construction, development and property management firm in Boston.