John R. Appler

John R. Appler, J.D.



Phone: (315) 477-6215

Fax: (315) 425-3615

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Banking Law

Rated by Super Lawyers John R. Appler

John, a founding Member of CCBLaw, practices primarily in the areas of business and commercial real estate law. His clients are located throughout New York State and include professional service entities, manufacturers, technology companies, banks and other lending institutions. He counsels clients in a wide variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions (representing both sellers and purchasers), real estate acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing, private equity placements and business succession planning.

John works closely with clients during every stage of the life of a business. He counsels clients prior to business formation in selecting the appropriate business entity. He advises them during business operations with respect to structuring key employee incentives and negotiating contracts. Clients seeking investments in their companies through private stock or other equity offerings have worked with John to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws. Ultimately, John works with clients both in preparing their businesses for sale and throughout the sale process to maximize their results.

John's real estate practice involves the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, land development and representation of landlords and tenants in complex leasing matters. John's experience with IRS Section 1031 real estate exchanges has assisted many clients in deferring income tax that would otherwise be due from the sale of property. His real estate work often complements his work on behalf of clients as their primary business counsel.

John is a frequent lecturer on business and real estate law topics. In his free time, John coaches youth sports and is an avid runner.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1998.
  • SUNY at Geneseo, B.A., 1995.


  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


"Do’s and Don'ts of Facility Leasing: Special Considerations for the Physician Tenant"