|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.
Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
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
Severance Agreement Releases
Paul F. Keneally, October 27, 2014
Employers must be aware that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has continued to challenge severance agreement releases obtained from departing employees that contain overly broad language in violation of federal law. One common example is a broad covenant by the employee not to sue...
NLRB Reviews FedEx Drivers Again
Jennifer A. Shoemaker, October 8, 2014
Deciding who is an independent contractor and who is an employee is tricky business and leaves companies vulnerable not only to Department of Labor investigations, but also to NLRB investigations. Recently, the NLRB revisited the issue of FedEx drivers and found that they are employees for...
Reverse Sexual Harassment
Paul F. Keneally, October 8, 2014
A recent case demonstrated the need to thoroughly investigate all claims of sexual harassment in the workplace, as it is impossible to know the limits of human misconduct without investigation.
Year Established: 1926