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Carl R. Vahl

Business Attorney at Olean, NY

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Law Office of Carl R. Vahl

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    31%
    SUBSTANTIAL EXPERIENCE WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES. FORMATION, CONSULTATION, BUYING AND SELLING. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, LEASES, HANDLED NUMEROUS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR TRANSACTIONS.

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    29%
    ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS IN WESTERN NEW YORK. SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE IN HIGH ASSET, HIGH INCOME CASES.

    40 years, 3,500 cases

  3. Mediation
    25%
    THE MOST EXPERIENCED DIVORCE AND FAMILY MEDIATORS IN SOUTHWESTERN NEW YORK, CUSTODY, SUPPORT, BUSINESS AND PERSONAL DISPUTES. MEDIATION FOR DIVORCE AND FAMILY DISPUTES. ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCES MEDIATORS IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

    25 years, 500 cases

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%
    SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE IN JURY AND NON-JURY TRIALS, CONTRACT DISPUTES, LANDOWNER DISPUTES, BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL DISPUTES.

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Elder law
    5%
    HEALTH CARE PROXY AND ADVANCED MEDICAL DIRECTIVES AND WILLS. POWERS OF ATTORNEY. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.

    40 years, 1,000 cases

Attorney Carl R. Vahl has more than 37 years of experience in the areas business and corporate law, commercial real estate, buying and selling businesses, mediation and arbitration, divorce, trials, lawsuits, Not-For Profit law, general practice, wills. Attorney Vahl is a seasoned advocate, negotiator, mediator and legal counselor. Since 1985 he has represented clients in all New York State courts, handling literally thousands of lawsuits, complex business transactions, divorce and other legal matters. Attorney Vahl handles contested and uncontested divorces including, high asset cases, no fault divorce, friendly divorces, collaborative divorces, child custody disputes, Separation Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Domestic Partnerships​, QDRO' and DRO's, divorce and family mediation. In addition Attorney Vahl also handles Guardianships, Wills and Estates, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Advance Medical Directives.​

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Location

Carl R. Vahl Attorney at Law
2656 West State Street.
Ste 510
Olean, NY, 14760

Reviews

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Posted by Sarah | March 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No hesitation
Carl Vahl is an amazing attorney. He works with you, and is affordable. Very quick response time and keeps you updated on your case. I would recommend him to anyone with no hesitation.
Posted by Jeff | March 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I would highly recommend using Carl’s services. He was ver professional thought out the whole process and answered any and all questions I had in a timely manner. He helped make the process go smoothly.
Posted by Robert | March 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce mitigation
Did a great job, easy to work with. Obviously a divorce is a difficult time but he made it as easy as possible. I would recommend
Posted by Rhamyn | March 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I have retained Mr. Vahl's services several times over the last 21 years for both real estate transactions and sensitive family matters. Most recently, he represented me in my divorce proceedings. He has always been nothing but extremely professional and expedient. I appreciate that he always takes the time to thoroughly answer any questions, explain the processes and timelines, and gives progress status updates. His approach is very personal and thoughtful, understanding and empathetic to those litigating stressful and sensitive matters such as divorce. I would highly recommend his services for any legal matters!
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Posted by Eric | February 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Considerate
Mr. Vahl represented me throughout my divorce proceedings. Throughout the process he always responded to my emails, answers my questions, and was willing to meet with me whenever needed.
Posted by Jeff | August 5, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Business Expansion Advice
I'm the President/CEO of an integrated marketing company based in Olean, NY. I talked to Carl Vahl about the possibility of expanding into a new business category. Carl provided excellent advice...and even took the time to emai additional information to me after the telephone appointment. Carl's insights made it easier for me to weigh the benefits and potential risks of this new business venture. I would highly recommend Carl Vahl to other business owners.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Excellent customer service
I've worked with Carl Vahl quite frequently, as he has represented my previous buyers and sellers during real estate transactions. It's always a pleasure working with him. He is prompt, accurate and very service oriented. I give him my highest recommendation !
Posted by Patrick | July 30, 2015
A lawyer that is knowledgable, personable and proactive.
My company engaged Carl to help us navigate the legal requirements for inventory disposal requirements of inventory abandoned by a client. Carl researched the provided a clear plan of action. He was incredible in helping us meet all legal requirements, made contact with an auction house, arranged for meetings with the auctioneer and advised procedurally what we can and cannot do. In addition, Carl revised our service agreement to include language that would help provide a course of action should the same result again. We have since engaged him for sales tax research and advice. I find Carl to be knowledgeable, helpful and proactive. Truly a pleasure having worked with him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2015
Divorce
My divorce was handled with professionalism and efficiency. All of my questions were answered, and recommendations were made which helped the entire process. I will not be getting divorced again, but if I were, I would recommend Carl.
Posted by Al | July 29, 2015
Outstanding Attorney!
Carl is an outstanding attorney! He has helped me with multiple real estate transactions. Always in a very professional and timely manor. He is very customer oriented. He goes above and beyond for his clients.
Posted by Heidi | July 29, 2015
Highly recommend
Carl is the best lawyer I have had the pleasure of dealing with.I had a very bazaar case I think he will ever come across . With all his hard work and knowledge and determination I am where I am today because of him.I am truly blessed to have had him in my corner and continue to retain him with all other needs I may have that may need legal advise.
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Posted by Joy | March 11, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Vahl has represented me in several domestic relation matters over the past year or so. I hired Mr. Vahl when I became unsatisfied with the services of another attorney. Attorney Vahl was always extremely professional, knowledgeable, and courteous in and out of the Court room. His work ethics and morals never waivered and was very prominent in his work and in the Court room. He took the time to explain the law and how the legal system works. He responded promptly to phone calls and emails, as well as, always showed up on time to court appearances. I highly recommend Attorney Vahl.
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Posted by Mia | March 11, 2015
Compassionate and sincere lawyer
Mr. Vahl is one of the most compassionate and sincere lawyers I have worked with. He is helpful and insightful as well. He made the entire process as easy as possible. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2008
House and Will
Carl was excellent. Laid back and easy to relate to, but made sure everything was done correctly. He was great.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • PeaceMaker Mediation
  • 1999 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Carl R. Vahl
  • 1991 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wagner & Hart
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Associate Attorney
  • Saperston and Day, PC.
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1985
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Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law
  • Certificate
  • 1980
  • State University Of New York at Fredonia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hauzinger v. Hauzinger
  • favorable

Associations

  • New York State Council of Divorce Mediators
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Directions in Independent Living, Inc
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Former Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • District Foundation Service Award
  • Rotary District 7090
  • 2007
  • Paul Harris Fellow, multiple
  • Rotary International
  • N/A

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • NAMI
  • Special Needs Trusts and Guardianships
  • 2013
  • Rotary International
  • Sustainability of World Community Service Projects
  • 2010
  • National Press Club
  • Hand Drilled Water Wells
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Vahl is well respected in the community and I would recommend him to handle your legal needs."
Criminal defense