|Banking Law||Business Law|
|Civil Trial Practice||Environmental Law|
|General Practice||Health Care Law|
|Insurance Defense||Labor and Employment Law|
|Real Estate Law||Tax Law|
|Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate|
About this office:
The firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP was founded in 1926, representing large and small businesses. During the past 88 years, we have worked for clients ranging from modest retail establishments to national and international companies, from local family-owned businesses to publicly held corporations. We are pleased to represent clients of all sizes either as general counsel or on a project-by-project basis. The firm consists of 40 lawyers in Rochester, Buffalo, Canandaigua, Newark, and Geneseo, New York, and serves clients before State and Federal courts across upstate New York.
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Statement of Practice Summary:
General Practice. Corporate and Business Law, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Finance, Securities, Banking, Venture Capital, State and Federal Taxation, Employee Benefits, Health Care, Technology Matters and Intellectual Property. Civil Litigation in all State and Federal Courts, including Corporate, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Labor and Employment, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Environmental, Insurance and Construction, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Insurance Coverage. Real Estate, including Development, Zoning and Land Use, Financing, Leasing, Syndication and Environmental Matters. Trusts and Estates. Municipal Law including Capital Project Development and Finance.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Criminal Conviction Status and Employment
Jennifer A. Shoemaker, June 18, 2014
There has been a lot of talk in our area lately about “ban the box,” or not allowing employers to ask applicants at the initial application stage whether or not they have been convicted of a crime. In fact, municipalities across the country are passing ban the box laws. The idea behind...
Failure to Reasonably Accommodate Causes Employer to Lose Defense
Paul F. Keneally, June 18, 2014
In defending against cases brought by employees and ex-employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers often raise the defense that the Plaintiff's condition was so serious that he or she could not perform the essential functions of the position even with the alleged reasonable...
The Expensive Lessons of Hostile (or Almost Hostile) Environments
Paul F. Keneally, June 3, 2014
Courts in employment cases across the country have disagreed on whether single incidents, or even a single word, can constitute an actionable hostile work environment related to a protected category (age, race, sex etc.) under Title VII, the federal anti-discrimination law, or it's state...
Year Established: 1926