Lesley Vars is a Product Manager for Practical Guidance. Before joining LexisNexis, Lesley was a Senior Associate in the Real Estate department of Reed Smith LLP. While at Reed Smith, Lesley advised REITs, tenants, developers and borrowers on a variety of real estate transactions including sale-leaseback, build-to-suit and traditional acquisition financing transactions, commercial leases and acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate. Prior to Reed Smith, Lesley began her career as an Associate in the Real Estate department of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP where she represented real estate clients in a variety of matters including the purchase and sale of air rights, condominium and cooperative offerings, and commercial leasing.

Lesley earned a JD and MBA from the University of Miami and a BA from Hamilton College.

In her spare time, Lesley enjoys competing in triathlons, running and traveling.