Underberg & Kessler LLP has been named a 2020 Rochester Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. The firm’s municipal law and real estate 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 inclusion in this list signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.


Underberg & Kessler LLP in conjucntion with M&T Bank is pleased to present: A Seminar for Real Estate Agents - Are You Current in Today's Residential Real Estate Market?

There are several legal and financial aspects to the residential real estate market that change on a regular basis. If you're not up-to-date, it could be negatively effecting your performance! Underberg & Kessler's joint seminar with M&T Bank is an opportunity to learn more and stay current - join us! Breakfast will be provided. 


Topics covered will include:


Rochester, NY — Rochester Business Journal selected Leah Tarantino Cintineo, Partner, Underberg & Kessler LLP as a 2019 Forty Under 40 honoree.

Forty Under 40 recognizes 40 men and women, under the age of 40, who have achieved professional success and who have also made significant civic contributions to the community. A panel of judges consisting of previous winners from various professions select the Forty Under 40 honorees. In choosing the winners, judges look for candidates who excel both professionally and who are actively involved in and giving back to the community.


Rochester, NY — The Daily Record selected David M. Tang, Partner, Underberg & Kessler LLP to receive a 2019 Attorney of the Year Award in the Leaders in Law category.

The Daily Record’s Attorneys of the Year Awards honor outstanding attorneys through the Leaders in Law, Pro Bono, Judicial Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. Fourteen members of the legal community were recognized for their outstanding work. The judges were past Attorneys of the Year winners.


Morgan Hinckley has joined Underberg & Kessler LLP as a law clerk in our Rochester, New York office.

She's currently assisting the real estate practice group, helping with commercial and residential transactions.  She earned her B.S. from Clarkson University in 2016, and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 2019.


Our very own Kaitlyn Pierce appeared on The Mix 100.5 to discuss her work with The Brain Injury Association of New York State. On Saturday 9/14/19, the association will be hosting the 5th annual March On for Brain Injury Family Fun Walk.
You can hear Kaitlyn's interview in it's entirety where she discusses the 9/14/19 event, how she became involved in the organization, and brain injuries in the NFL and the safety of NFL players here:

Underberg & Kessler LLP is proud to announce that 11 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020.  


Mike Beyma, Jim Coniglio, Pat Cusato, Steve Gersz, Tim Johnson, Kate Karl, Paul Keneally, Anna Lynch, Ed Russell, Margaret Somerset and George Van Nest are included in the 2020 edition under the following specialties:


Mike Beyma – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Jim Coniglio – Municipal Law

Pat Cusato – Real Estate Law


Eight attorneys from the law firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP have been named 2019 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”, and one has been a named 2019 Upstate New York “Rising Star”.


Mike Beyma, Jim Coniglio, Steve Gersz, Kate Karl, Paul Keneally, Tom Knab, Anna Lynch and Margaret Somerset were included in the 2019 “Super Lawyers” group under the following areas of law.  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.



Underberg & Kessler LLP is pleased to provide a team of experienced attorneys who will effectively deliver the NYS required training on sexual harassment discrimination and avoidance for your:

•Employees - all employers with more than one employee must comply

•HR Personnel - who will learn how to conduct future internal trainings (train the trainer)

Every NYS employers must provide all employees, contractors and interns with this sexual harassment avoidance training annually. 




Aaron Griffin has joined Underberg & Kessler LLP as an associate in our Rochester, New York office.

Aaron will focus his practice in insurance defense and general litigation. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University, and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University.