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Thomas F. Knab Named to 2023 Power 20 List for Litigation

Congratulations to Tom Knab for being selected to The Daily Record's 2023 Power 20 Litigation List for the third year in a row. The Power 20 list showcases power players in the Western New York legal community who are recognized as leaders in their area of practice.

“The people on this list help their clients resolve complex legal matters that often have dire consequences for their financial well-being, whether the client is a business or an individual. These attorneys have also advocated for their clients during a time of unprecedented disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest and more. They have had to navigate new rules from federal and state government and the court system and have had to embrace new ways of practicing law,” stated Ben Jacobs, Associate Publisher and Editor of The Daily Record.

Tom serves as Underberg & Kessler’s Managing Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He has practiced in the New York State and Federal Courts for over 35 years, handling jury and non-jury trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations. Tom is well-known in the legal community for his practical advice on negotiating and litigating contracts; construction and real estate disputes; drafting and litigating restrictive covenants and employment agreements; representing founders, owners, and executives in partnership, LLC, and corporate disputes; constitutional challenges to governmental actions; and defense of legal malpractice claims.

Tom has been recognized in the 2021-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Insurance, and Litigation-Labor & Employment. He was honored as the 2024 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation–Construction in Buffalo, NY. In 2022, Tom was also recognized by the Rochester Business Journal in the Power 50 in Law list.

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