Amy L. Varel
McConville Considine Cooman
& Morin P.C.
Helping small businesses to thrive in Rochester and keeping her family happy is what drives McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin partner Amy L. Varel to succeed.
“Balancing professional, family and community commitments is made easier by a wonderful support system. I’m fortunate to find myself in a positive work environment, and have a husband and extended family who share in taking on responsibilities,” Varel said. “I find that I’ve developed good organizational and time management skills which definitely help make me a better attorney.”
She said that making sure her children are happy and healthy is her biggest win. Her daily drive at the office is working to represent small businesses when they work to buy or sell, structure new entities, negotiate contracts, comply with all applicable laws and plan for their future.
She is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and recently completed a three-year term on its board of trustees. She received its President’s Award for Professionalism in 2015.
Outside of the firm, Varel has worked as co-chair of the orientation and recruitment committee for the Rochester Women’s Network for the past nine years, and has previously served on the board and on other committees.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduate mentors the firm’s associates, particularly its female attorneys, and said that it’s important to support other women and working mothers.
Varel said, “The best advice and support that attorneys can receive involves encouraging their growth, boosting their confidence, and providing a productive culture that’s conducive to professional development.”
She said that she feels accomplished in her work to nurture small businesses and in helping clients achieve personal goals.
“My favorite aspect of my work is being a small part of another’s success,” she said. “I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to assist numerous small business clients at various turning points and watch them flourish as a result.”