David H. Fitch and Colin D. Ramsey have been elected partners in the law firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP.     


Paul Keneally and Margaret Somerset have been named practice group chairs at Underberg & Kessler LLP.


Underberg & Kessler LLP has been named a 2016 Rochester Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®.

The firm’s real estate, municipal law and corporate practices were included in the top tier rankings of Rochester law firms.  The “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.


Victor Vysochan has joined the Rochester office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.

Mr. Vysochan is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate practice group, and will focus his practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate.  Mr. Vysochan earned his B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. 


Ten attorneys from Underberg & Kessler LLP have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2016, and one attorney was named Rochester “Lawyer of the Year” in her area of practice.

Jim Coniglio, Pat Cusato, Steve Gersz, Ron Hull, Kate Karl, Paul Keneally, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes, Margaret Somerset and George Van Nest are included in the 2016 edition under the following specialties:


Nine attorneys from the law firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP have been named 2015 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”, and three have been named 2015 Upstate New York “Rising Stars”.

Tony Adiutori, Jim Coniglio, Steve Gersz, Ron Hull, Paul Keneally, Tom Knab, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes and Margaret Somerset were included in the 2015 group of Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”.  This group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York and is awarded to those attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.


Karla Damico Wilsey has joined the Canandaigua office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.


Leah E. Tarantino has been named one of the 2015 “Up & Coming Attorneys” by The Daily Record

The Up & Coming Attorney award winners demonstrate a strong commitment to the legal profession early in their careers. To be considered, nominees must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or less.


UVANY Venture ForUm: Rochester
Understanding Early Stage Term Sheets (or,Term Sheets for Dummies!)


This informative event focused on early stage growth companies looking for their first round of outside funding.  Rami Katz, Chief Operating Officer at Excell Partners, moderated a discussion between Steve Gersz, Esq., Underberg & Kessler LLP and Jeremy Wolk, Esq., Nixon Peabody, who reviewed and debated considerations, appropriateness and issues in a Convertible Note Term Sheet vs. a Series A Equity Term sheet.


Jennifer A. Shoemaker has been elected a partner in the law firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP, effective January 1, 2015.

Ms. Shoemaker is a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups.  She represents businesses and not-for-profit organizations in a variety of employment matters, including discrimination, workplace issues and harassment.  She also represents individuals in the full spectrum of family law issues.