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.


Underberg & Kessler LLP has been named a 2019 Rochester Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®.

The firm’s corporate, municipal law, real estate and mass tort litigation/class actions-defendant 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.


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

Serena will focus her practice in business and corporate transactions, commercial lending and municipal law.  She earned her B.A. from St. Bonaventure University, and her J.D. from Albany Law School.


A jury awarded Underberg & Kessler client, Pamela S. Small, $7 million against the State of New York, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and three individual defendants for psychological and financial damages resulting from a co-worker’s harassment and misconduct while Ms. Small was employed as a teacher at the Attica Correctional Facility.


Patrick L. Cusato is a recipient of The Daily Record’s 2018 Leaders in Law Award.

This award honors attorneys who have shown dedication to the legal professional and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.


Thomas F. Knab has been named a Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal 2018 Legal Elite.

The Legal Elite list includes nearly 140 of the Buffalo region’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers.


We are proud to announce that 13 of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019, and one attorney was named Rochester “Lawyer of the Year” in their area of practice.

Mike Beyma, Jim Coniglio, Pat Cusato, Steve Gersz, Lew Heisman, Ron Hull, Kate Karl, Paul Keneally, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes, Ed Russell, Margaret Somerset and George Van Nest are included in the 2019 edition under the following specialties:


Ten attorneys of our attorneys have been named 2018 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”, and one has been named a 2018 Upstate New York “Rising Star”.

Jim Coniglio, Steve Gersz, Lewis Heisman, Ron Hull, Kate Karl, Paul Keneally, Tom Knab, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes and Margaret Somerset were included in the 2018 “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.


Timothy P. Johnson has joined Underberg & Kessler as an of counsel attorney in our Buffalo, New York office.

Tim will focus his practice in commercial lending and commercial loan workouts.  He earned his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law.