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Amy L. Varel

Amy L. Varel
Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Direct Dial: 585.512.3519
Main Fax: 585.546.7218


Business Labor & Employment Tax Health Care

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.
Honors & Awards
  • The Daily Record's Excellence in Law Top Women in Law Award, 2017
  • The Daily Record's Attorneys of the Year Leader In Law Award, 2016
  • New York State Bar
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., cum laude, 1996)
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, Business Law Section

 Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

  •  Past Member, Programming Committee
Community Involvement

Member, Rochester Women's Network

  • Member, Board of Directors
  • Co Chair Orientation and Recruitment Committee
  • Member, Membership Committee
  • Past Member, Programming Committee
Speaking Engagements & Publications
  • 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)

Amy grew up in Oswego, New York, and has been an attorney at the firm since 2000. She resides in Greece with her family.