Addison F. Vars, III (Watertown, New York)
Addison F. Vars, III (Watertown, New York)

Addison F. Vars, III

Licensed for 44 years

Practice Area: Commercial Transactions, Real Estate

Awards
AV Preeminent

Addison F. Vars, III

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Watertown, NY view address

Partner at firm Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C.

Serving Watertown, NY view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About Addison F. Vars, III

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. M...

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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.

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Client Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 1 review
  • 100% client recommended 1 recommendation
  • Communication

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  • Responsiveness

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  • Quality of Service

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  • Value for Money

    4.0/5.0
  • 4.8/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/27/10

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      5.0/5.0
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 10 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 3.6/5.0 by a Principal on 05/25/10 in Business Law

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    • Analytical Capability

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    • Judgment

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      4.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/04/10 in General Practice

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    • Judgment

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

    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,... Read more

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

    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... Read more

    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.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

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    • Communication

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

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    • Judgment

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    • Communication

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 12/17/09 in Education Law

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

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

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

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    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.0/5.0

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

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Counsel
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1972, New York
      U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Additional Payment Information
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      Syracuse University College of Law
      Class of 1971
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of North Carolina
      Class of 1967
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1945
      Washington, D.C., May 3, 1945
      Associations & Memberships

      Honors / Affiliations

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

      Areas of Law

      • Commercial Transactions
      • Real Estate