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Underberg & Kessler Attorneys Recognized in the 2023 Legal Excellence Awards Program

We are happy to announce that Ericka B. Elliott, Katherine H. Karl, Anna E. Lynch, and Andrew M. Washburn were selected as 2023 Legal Excellence Awards program honorees.

The Legal Excellence Awards program was created by The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal to pay tribute to the ways legal professionals work to make the Greater Rochester community stronger. The honorees were selected based on their dedication to the legal profession, their commitment to their clients and the community, and letters of reference.

Congratulations to our exceptional attorneys below who were profiled in The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal and celebrated during an event on October 5, 2023:

Ericka B. Elliott, who focuses her practice mainly on health care and commercial litigation, was recognized in the Up and Coming Lawyers category. She also has experience advising clients on municipal law and creditors’ rights matters. Ericka earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Katherine H. Karl was recognized in the Leaders in Law category. As Chair of Underberg & Kessler’s Commercial Lending Practice Group and a Partner in the Real Estate & Finance Practice Group, Kate’s practice covers commercial real estate transfers, development, and financing. She has broad experience representing commercial lenders, owners, developers, and businesses in all aspects of acquisitions, sales, construction, development, and lease negotiations. Kate is a cum laude graduate of Union University at Albany Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University, where she earned her B.S.

Anna E, Lynch, recognized in the Lifetime Achievement category, is a respected advisor to the medical community. Anna served as Underberg & Kessler’s Managing Partner for almost two decades and is a Partner in both the Health Care and Corporate & Business Practice Groups. She represents hospitals, long-term care providers, physicians, and other providers throughout the Upstate New York region. A cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, Anna earned her A.B. from Georgetown University.

Andrew M. Washburn, who focuses his practice on real estate law, was recognized in the Up and Coming Lawyers category. Andrew counsels clients on a variety of both commercial and residential real estate transactions. A summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, Andrew earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

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