Addison F. Vars, III

Addison F. Vars, III: Attorney with Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C.

Biography

Mr. Vars is a member of the Commercial Transactions and Real Estate practice groups in the firm's Watertown office. He is a business lawyer, advisor, counselor and problem solver. His broad experience allows him to assist small and large businesses with not only the technical requirements of the transaction but also the practical considerations involving them. Where needed, he draws on the resources of other attorneys within the firm to provide clients with the representation and advice that suits their particular needs. Mr. Vars has served as general counsel for numerous small businesses and non-profit corporations and has represented various financial institutions in residential and commercial transactions. Mr. Vars has handled hundreds of business and lending transactions over his 35 years of practice in Northern New York, including:

1. Asset purchases and sales involving retail businesses and professional services firms. In connection with the same, provide advice and documents concerning employment including non-competition and confidentiality agreements.
2. Purchases and sales of commercial properties including office buildings, hotels, motels, restaurants, day care facility, fitness, retail center and malls.
3. Represent purchaser in acquisition of several apartment projects and commercial properties in Jefferson County including assistance with entity formation, financing and leasing.
4. Representation of numerous sellers and purchasers in the sale and purchase of vacation home properties in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties including provision of advice concerning financing.
5. Address various elements of obtaining the “right to build”, i.e., subdivision, in support of the effort to sell a manufacturing facility, in addition to handling the sale.
6. In conjunction with the handling of the purchase of commercial real estate, handle the legal aspects of commercial leases and prepare and secure required reciprocal easement agreements.
7. Provide representation with respect to the sale of New York assets of estates of decedents domiciled outside the State of New York.
8. Representation of lenders in closing of commercial mortgage transactions including building loans and refinancing of hotel facilities.
9. Provide advice and drafting in connection with the formation and structure of medical and dental practices, and the wind down of the same, along with subsequent asset sales.
10. Sale of Estrellita Island (recently featured in Syracuse Post Standard) as local attorney for out of state estate.
11. Assist with acquisition of real estate and construction financing for new office and warehouse for a custom brokerage business.
12. Representation of owner in sale of high value art object.
13. Sale of territory and other assets owned by bottling company.
14. Formation of business entities, including limited liability companies.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
315-786-7950  Phone
315-786-7852  Fax
www.menterlaw.com
University Attended:
University of North Carolina, B.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1971
Year of First admission:
1972
Admission:
1972, New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Memberships:

Honors / Affiliations

Jefferson County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
AV Rating in Martindale Hubbell.

Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., May 3, 1945
ISLN:
901841566
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (10)
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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/04/10 in General Practice on 01/04/10

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 12/28/09 in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures on 12/28/09

      I have highest regards for Addison's legal competence and understanding. I am nearly 80 and will retire in foresable future. I intend to continue on certain instances,...

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      I have highest regards for Addison's legal competence and understanding. I am nearly 80 and will retire in foresable future. I intend to continue on certain instances, have I refer my Major business & estates clients to Addison.

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/21/09 in Real Estate on 12/21/09

      Addison F. Vars is an excellent attorney. He relates well not only to his peers but to his clients, as well. He is extremely ethical and is very responsive when working...

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      Addison F. Vars is an excellent attorney. He relates well not only to his peers but to his clients, as well. He is extremely ethical and is very responsive when working on a real estate transaction or other legal matter.

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 12/17/09 in Education Law on 12/17/09

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/09/09 in Corporate Law on 12/09/09

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/07/09 in Real Property Acquisitions on 12/07/09

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/07/09 in Business Formation on 12/07/09

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      4.6/5.0 by a Associate on 12/18/09 in Commercial Real Estate on 12/18/09

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      4.6/5.0 by a Member on 12/07/09 in Real Estate on 12/07/09

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    • Addison F. Vars, III

      3.6/5.0 by a Principal on 05/25/10 in Business Law on 05/25/10

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