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.


Underberg & Kessler LLP has been named a 2015 Rochester Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®.

The firm’s real estate and municipal law  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.


Alina Nadir has joined the Rochester office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.

Ms. Nadir is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups, and will focus her practice in the areas of general employment litigation and advice. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Nadir was an associate Brown & Hutchinson LLP. Ms. Nadir earned her B.A. from Syracuse University, and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. 


Eleven attorneys from Underberg & Kessler LLP have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America®, and two attorneys were named Rochester “Lawyer of the Year” in their area of practice.

Jim Coniglio, Pat Cusato, Steve Gersz, Ron Hull, Kate Karl, Paul Keneally, Robert Koegel, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes, Margaret Somerset and George Van Nest are included in the 2015 edition under the following specialties:


Ten attorneys from Underberg & Kessler LLP have been named 2014 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”, and one has been named a 2014 Upstate New York “Rising Star”.

Tony Adiutori, Jim Coniglio, Steve Gersz, Ron Hull, Paul Keneally, Tom Knab, Robert Koegel, Anna Lynch, Paul Nunes and Margaret Somerset were included in the 2014 group of Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”.  This group represents the top five percent of attorneys in Upstate New York and is awarded to those attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.


Kate Karl has been named one of the 2014 “Top Women in Law” by The Daily Record. 

The Top Women in Law award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of women attorneys who are making notable contributions to the legal profession, while inspiring a positive change in the community.


Jennifer S. Castaldo and Daniel J. Gocek have joined the Rochester office of Underberg & Kessler LLP.

Ms. Castaldo is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, and will focus her practice in the areas of insurance and medical malpractice defense, and general litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Castaldo was an associate with Hiscock and Barclay LLP. Ms. Castaldo earned her B.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo, and her J.D. from University at Buffalo Law School.