The best and the brightest.


Some firms look for employees who live and breathe the law. But at Underberg & Kessler, we look for people with a variety of interests and a rich knowledge base. We believe that well-rounded individuals are of greater benefit to our clients because they bring more depth and understanding to the job. We hire the finest legal minds—multitalented individuals who have energy and passion, and are committed to the firm and our clients. In a familial, yet professional, atmosphere, our commitment to clients extends from the partnership, to our associates, to our support staff.

The Firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a collaborative and collegial environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to Karen E. Marr, Operations Manager, at kmarr@underbergkessler.com. If you are unable to submit your application due to a disability, please contact Karen to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Our Firm is growing! Here are our current openings:

MORTGAGE LENDING PARALEGAL

We are seeking a Paralegal to join our Residential Real Estate Mortgage Lending Practice Group in Rochester, NY. Our ideal candidate must be detail-oriented with a minimum of three years of experience working on residential mortgage transactions with the demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Working knowledge of residential document generation programs and/or title report preparation is a plus.

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

We have an opening for an Administrative Assistant to support lawyers in our Corporate Practice Group in our Rochester, NY office, as well as assist with and compile Firm client data.  Qualified candidates must have demonstrated experience preparing corporate legal documents, corporate filings and registrations, updating/maintaining Minute Books, drafting letters, document assembly, opening and closing files, time entries, client correspondence, client interaction, account billing, daily filing, and file management. Prior experience working in an in-house legal department is a plus. 

REAL ESTATE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

We have an opening for a Real Estate Administrative Assistant in our Rochester, NY office. Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of real estate transactions, must possess exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and provide excellent client service at all times. This high-energy, detail-oriented professional will have sharp organizational skills and be responsible for performing tasks to efficiently assist attorneys and paralegals, as well as provide back-up support, as needed, to other team members.  General responsibilities include, but are not limited to, open and maintain files, calendar matters and appointments; prepare, revise, proofread, and process real estate documentation, including transfer documents, affidavits, and agreements and closing statements. Working knowledge of commercial real estate transactions, mortgage banking, and/or title report preparation, is a plus.

COMMERCIAL LENDING ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

We are seeking a Commercial Lending Associate to join our Real Estate and Banking Practice Groups in our Rochester, NY office. Our ideal candidate must be admitted to practice in New York State and have a minimum of three years of experience providing legal services to lending institutions or developers. Law firm experience representing financing and other lenders and borrowers with respect to commercial real estate is required. We look to hire bright individuals who are motivated self-starters and team players with a strong work ethic, enthusiasm for providing excellent client service, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

We are seeking an associate attorney to join our Litigation Practice Group in our Rochester, NY office. Our ideal candidate has experience representing public and private clients in litigated matters in the New York State and federal trial and appellate courts. Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State, possess strong drafting, negotiation, excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and be motivated self-starters who take ownership of their projects. 

REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

We are seeking an attorney to join our Real Estate Practice Group in our Rochester, NY office. Our team provides legal services for clients in commercial and residential real estate purchases and sales, financing, leasing, and related matters. Our clients include businesses, municipalities, national retailers, financial institutions, and individuals. This position is responsible for contract review and negotiations, title review and clearance, representation of lending institutions and purchasers and sellers in residential and commercial transactions and deed transfers, while ensuring legal compliance in managed areas. Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State and have a minimum of three years of experience with real estate transactions, have a strong background managing non-attorney closing personnel, familiarity with closing software, and the ability to work in an accurate, detail-oriented, and highly productive manner. 

GENERAL PRACTICE ATTORNEY

We are seeking an experienced general practice attorney to join our Canandaigua, NY office. Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York State and have active experience handling residential and commercial real estate transactions, trust and estate, and general business matters. The successful candidate is highly motivated, has an existing book of business, exercises sound business and legal judgment, effectively manages client relationships, has strong business development skills, is motivated to grow his or her practice, possesses superb written and verbal communication skills, and values and thrives in a collaborative and collegial environment.