Amy L. Varel

Title:

Partner

Practice Areas:

Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Direct Dial: 585.512.3519
Direct Dial: 585.512.3519
Main Fax: 585.546.7218
Direct Fax (E-Fax): 585.512.3569

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Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., cum laude, 1996)

Relevant Experience

Amy regularly advises privately held for profit and not-for-profit businesses on a wide range of general business matters.  Her experience includes:

  • preparation, review and negotiation of various agreements including employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, shareholders agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, option agreements, partnership agreements, non compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, supplier agreements, distributor agreements and  licensing agreements.
  • planning for and formation of numerous business entities, including limited liability companies, corporations, professional service corporations and professional service limited liability companies.
  • forming not-for-profit organizations and assisting not-for-profit organizations in the preparation and filing of federal and state applications for tax exemption and state charities registrations.
  • representing clients in regard to the purchase, sale and merger of various types of businesses including an automobile dealership, a construction company, restaurants, gift shops, manufacturers, distributors, insurance agencies, technology companies, physician practices, a records storage business, software companies, printing businesses, franchises, a temporary employment business, golf courses and a garbage disposal business.
  • advising health care providers in regard to general business issues and compliance issues including the self referral law (Stark), the anti kickback law, HIPAA and the New York State Education Law (fee splitting).
  • advising business clients in regard to various employment related matters including hiring and firing, wage and hour issues, employment agreements, non compete agreements and the preparation of employee handbooks.

Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty Presenter, "Choice of Entity for a Lawyer", Monroe County Bar Center For Education (March 20, 2012).
  • Faculty Presenter, "Corporate Nuts & Bolts In The Evolution Of A Business", Monroe County Bar Center For Education (May 3, 2010).
  • Faculty Presenter, "Business Law Nuts & Bolts", Monroe County Bar Center For Education (February 4, 2009).

Professional Affiliations

 

Member, Monroe County Bar Association

  • Treasurer, 2013-2015
  • Past Chair, Membership Committee
  • Past Chair, Business Law Council
  • Former Member, Academy of Law
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Section

 

Member, New York State Bar Association

  • Member, Business Law Section

 

Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

  •  Past Member, Programming Committee

 

Member, Rochester Women's Network

  • Member, Board of Directors
  • Co Chair Orientation and Recruitment Committee
  • Member, Membership Committee
  • Past Member, Programming Committee

 


Bio

Amy grew up in Oswego, New York, and has been an attorney at the firm since 2000. She resides in West Henrietta with her husband Ed and their three daughters.