• Geneseo, NY Law Office | Underberg & Kessler | Attorneys

    GENESEO, NY LAW OFFICE Reception Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GET IN TOUCH Thank you for visiting our website. If you’d like to book an introductory meeting with one of our attorneys, or have another reason to connect, please fill out the form on this page. If you know the attorney that you'd like to get in touch with, you can find their contact information on their page. You can find all of our attorney pages here: attorneys . ​ ​ 32 Main Street Geneseo, NY 14454 Contact Us Phone: (585) 258-2856 Fax: (585) 243-0420

  • Buffalo, NY Law Office | Underberg & Kessler | Attorneys

    BUFFALO, NY LAW OFFICE Reception Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GET IN TOUCH Thank you for visiting our website. If you’d like to book an introductory meeting with one of our attorneys, or have another reason to connect, please fill out the form on this page. If you know the attorney that you'd like to get in touch with, you can find their contact information on their page. You can find all of our attorney pages here: . attorneys ​ Validated parking is provided to clients at the Fountain Plaza Garage. This underground parking ramp can be accessed via Pearl Street, and provides indoor access from the garage directly into the building. The ramp can be found if traveling on Pearl Street coming from Chippewa Street on the left just before the above-street pedestrian walkway. If traveling on Pearl Street coming from Huron Street, the ramp is on the right just past the above-street pedestrian walkway. Once parked in a non-reserved space, follow the signs to the elevator, which will take you to the building lobby. When you reach the lobby level, you must sign in with the security guard and then take an adjacent elevator to our offices on the 3rd floor. Please be sure to bring your parking ticket with you to our offices for validation. ​ Additional parking is available on the street and in the Auspurger ramp located on Pearl Street, directly across the street from Key Center. The Auspurger ramp has direct access to Key Center via a covered, climate-controlled walkway over Pearl Street. ​ 50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 320 Buffalo, NY 14202 info@underbergkessler.com Phone: (716) 848-9000 Fax: (716) 847-6004 Submit

  • Canandaigua, NY Law Office | Underberg & Kessler | Attorneys

    CANANDAIGUA, LAW NY OFFICE Reception Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GET IN TOUCH Thank you for visiting our website. If you’d like to book an introductory meeting with one of our attorneys, or have another reason to connect, please fill out the form on this page. If you know the attorney that you'd like to get in touch with, you can find their contact information on their page. You can find all of our attorney pages here: . attorneys ​ 23 Sly Street Canandaigua, NY 14424 info@underbergkessler.com Phone: (585) 919-0009 Fax: (585) 394-1614 Submit

  • Rochester, NY Law Office | Underberg & Kessler | Attorneys

    ROCHESTER, NY LAW OFFICE Reception Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ​ GET IN TOUCH Thank you for visiting our website. If you’d like to book an introductory meeting with one of our attorneys, or have another reason to connect, please fill out the form on this page. If you know the attorney that you'd like to get in touch with, you can find their contact information on their page. You can find all of our attorney pages here: . attorneys Validated parking is provided to clients at the Court Street Garage. If the “Full – Monthly Passes Only” sign is displayed, proceed to the ticket gate and press the call button for assistance. Tell the attendant you are a client visiting Underberg & Kessler, and the attendant will then locate a parking space for you. ​ There is indoor access from the garage directly into Bausch & Lomb Place. Once in the lobby of the building, take the elevators to the 3rd floor to reach our offices. ​ 300 Bausch & Lomb Place Rochester, NY 14604 info@underbergkessler.com Phone: (585) 258-2800 Fax: (585) 258-2821 Submit

  • Michael J. Beyma - Creditors' Rights Attorney | Underberg & Kessler

    Michael J. Beyma Of Counsel Rochester, NY (585) 258-2890 (585) 258-2821 mbeyma@underbergkessler.com View Michael's LinkedIn Send Michael a Message From hockey teams to high-speed ferries to Article 9 sales of golf courses, submerged submarine contents and other unusual property, Mike has represented creditors for 40 years. As an of counsel attorney in the firm's Banking Practice Group and chair of our Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, his work includes structuring new loans, workouts, bankruptcy on behalf of creditors, foreclosures, purchasing and selling distressed businesses, general banking and regulatory matters. Mike performed the bankruptcy work for the purchaser of a Western New York National Hockey League Team, was special counsel to the purchaser of a prominent upstate golf resort, has conducted numerous Article 9 sales of businesses and unique assets, and obtained full payment for Australian lenders while acting as the primary drafter of the District Court settlement of the Canadian American Transportation Systems (CATS) proceeding. Prior to joining Underberg & Kessler, Mike was Senior Regional Corporate Deputy for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company throughout Upstate New York. During his tenure, he served as in-house legal counsel for eight years and acted as Chief Credit Officer for two. His responsibilities ranged from handling customer relationships to structuring large multi-bank loans and workouts. Mike began his legal practice in 1970 after graduation from law school, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review, and was a founding partner of Boylan, Brown LLP in 1974. Download a printer-friendly version of Michael's bio: PRACTICE AREAS Banking ​ Corporate & Business ​ Creditors' Rights EDUCATION Albany Law School, J.D. (cum laude) St. John Fisher College, B.A. COURT ADMISSIONS New York State US Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York US Court of Appeals for the Second District PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Mike is a frequent writer and lecturer on banking, commercial, bankruptcy and corporate topics. He is President of the Board of Directors of Country Club Condominiums, and was formerly a founding Board member of the Upstate Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. Mike has successfully acted as Receiver for various opposing professionals, businesses and real estate owners. He was recently appointed a Liquidating Trustee by an American Arbitration Panel and successfully sold several million dollars of real estate before it was foreclosed. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS Mike was named to the 2018 - 2021 editions of Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. For 2021 inclusion, he also was included for his work in Banking and Finance Law. Mike is also a 2019-2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • About Underberg & Kessler | Rochester, NY - Buffalo, NY Law Firm

    ABOUT UNDERBERG & KESSLER Often, in choosing a law firm, you have to make choices you shouldn't have to make. Between compassion and strength. Between experience and enthusiasm. Between a personal relationship and a winning result. ​ At Underberg & Kessler, the things that are sometimes in conflict at other firms are in harmony here. They combine to make us a different kind of law firm. ​ And that means that we listen. And we can only do that if we answer our phones, return your emails, and form a relationship that sees the attorney-client privilege as a true privilege. It means we understand what is really in your best interests. If we don’t understand your business or your personal situation, we can’t achieve the outcomes you deserve. It means we advise. And sometimes that means saying no…and then suggesting the strategy that will give you the best chance at success. And it means we fight for you—using our collective experience, every tool at our disposal, and every ounce of our energy. OUR CLIENT TESTIMONIALS Alex • Aug, 2020 • Google OTHER PAGES Articles + Posts Practice Areas Client Portal Careers Attorneys Law Offices

  • James A Coniglio - Municipal Attorney | Geneseo NY - Underberg & Kessler

    James A. Coniglio Of Counsel Geneseo, NY (585) 258-2856 (585) 258-2821 jconiglio@underbergkessler.com View Jim's LinkedIn Send James a Message From the waterfalls of Letchworth Park to the water authorities of Western New York, Jim thinks globally and acts locally. As a member of the firm’s Municipal Practice Group, he has actively advised and represented local and municipal governments and agencies for more than 30 years. His experience is extensive in the areas of general municipal law, public finance, eminent domain, tax certiorari, legislative and administrative process, and the planning and development of capital projects and improvement districts, as well as economic development, planning, zoning and litigation related to those areas. As Bond Counsel for the City of Buffalo Municipal Water Finance Authority and numerous Western New York municipalities, he has been involved in the financing of all types of municipal capital projects, as well as the refinancing of outstanding municipal debt. Jim has also acted as Underwriter’s Counsel for major investment banking firms in connection with the underwriting and public sale of large-scale public debt offerings. In the 22 years he has served as Counsel to the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency, Jim has been involved in a wide variety of transactions including tax-exempt bond financings, sale leaseback PILOT transactions, real estate transactions, the acquisition and development of industrial parks, and IDA corporate and organizational matters, as well as litigation. ​He currently serves as General Counsel to the Towns of Geneseo and Mt. Morris, the Villages of Leicester and Caledonia, the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency, the Ontario County Economic Development Corporation and the Livingston County Development Corporation. He also serves as special counsel on various projects to a number of cities and towns throughout Western New York. ​In addition to his municipal clients, Jim represents private-sector developers and nonprofit organizations in capital commercial and industrial development projects, and advises them on a variety of issues ranging from the financing of projects to their planning and final construction. Download a printer-friendly version of James' bio: PRACTICE AREAS Banking ​ Corporate & Business ​ Environmental ​ Municipal EDUCATION Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. St. Bonaventure University, B.S. COURT ADMISSIONS New York State Arizona US District Courts Western District of NY US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit US Supreme Court PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Jim is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce, and was the chairperson of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Noyes Hospital Foundation. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the New York Conference of Mayors, the New York State Association of Towns, the New York Government Finance Officers Association and the New York State Economic Development Council. He is also the current author of the Thomson-West Publishing Company’s treatise on Municipal Finance titled Private Activity Bond Tests, and is a contributing author of the Thomson-West Treatise, State and Local Debt Financing. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS Jim was selected a 2007-2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He also was named to the 2010-2021 editions of Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Municipal Law. "Best Lawyers" also named Jim "Lawyer of the Year" in their 2020 edition for his work in Municipal Law in the Rochester, NY area. The "Lawyer of the Year" recognition is awarded to the lawyer with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each area of practice and location.

  • Justin P. Alexander - Real Estate Attorney | Underberg & Kessler

    Justin P. Alexander Associate Attorney Rochester, NY (585) 258-2867 (585) 258-2821 jalexander@underbergkessler.com View Justin's LinkedIn Send Justin a Message Fluent in American Sign Language, percussionist, mountaineer, and a practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Justin has wide-ranging interests. The practice of real estate is not unlike his backpacking excursions in the Grand Canyon: he is strategic with every step and always anticipates what is up ahead. Justin believes that the job of being an attorney involves helping his clients manage the unpredictability and rapid change of commercial real estate. Helping them understand risks and liabilities and explaining complicated terminology in plain language—these are the cornerstones of his ability to provide sound advice and counsel. Justin’s professional experience is as varied as his personal interests. Representing private companies in large commercial and industrial transactions, he has also litigated civil actions in the New York State Supreme Court. He has worked with commercial lenders, and counseled clients in corporate matters such as governance and acquisitions. He was also a legislative fellow in policy research for former U.S. Representative Ron Barber, the aide to Gabrielle Giffords who ultimately replaced her in Congress. The diversity of Justin’s experiences helps him bring wisdom and perspective to his clients. When they retain his legal services, they also retain his time, attention, and energy. Whether they are buying an industrial warehouse or selling an office building, Justin goes to great lengths to ensure that their goals are realized quickly and cost-effectively. Download a printer-friendly version of Justin's bio: PRACTICE AREAS Banking ​ Real Estate EDUCATION Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (summa cum laude) COURT ADMISSIONS New York State US District Courts Western District of New York US Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Justin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Disability Rights / Regional Center for Independent Living. Additionally, Justin is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS Justin has been named to the 2020 "class" of Upstate New York Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” for his work as a real estate attorney. This group represents the top 2.5% of lawyers who are under 40 years old or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. JUSTIN'S ARTICLES & POSTS

  • Helen A Zamboni - Business Attorney | Rochester NY - Underberg & Kessler

    Helen A. Zamboni Senior Counsel Rochester, NY (585) 258-2844 (585) 258-2821 hzamboni@underbergkessler.com View Helen's LinkedIn Send Helen a Message Helen has firsthand experience of the corporate world, having worked her way up through the Legal Department at Frontier Corporation (now Level 3 Communications), moving to operations and eventually becoming responsible for the company’s billing operations globally. Today, she brings that same drive and corporate experience to general business, corporate and health care law. She has experience in all forms of business transactions, from the simplest procurement contract to the mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies, to domestic and international joint ventures. Our corporate clients benefit tremendously from her unique perspective as both an in-house lawyer and operations executive. ​Helen began her legal career as the title officer in the Rochester branch of TICOR Title Insurance Company (now Chicago Title), and handled a wide variety of real estate transactions, which she continues today. Download a printer-friendly version of Helen's bio: PRACTICE AREAS Corporate & Business ​ Health Care ​ Intellectual Property ​ Real Estate EDUCATION Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude) Simon Business School University of Rochester, MBA (with honors) Mount Holyoke College, B.A. (cum laude) COURT ADMISSIONS New York State ​US District Court - Western District of NY PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Helen is active in the community, serving as Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Rochester, and on its Executive and Human Resources Committees, and as chair of its Endowment Committee and as Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of Finger Lakes Opera, Inc. Helen is also a member of the Avon Rotary Club. ​Helen is also a member of the Monroe County Bar Association. HELEN'S ARTICLES & POSTS View All of Helen's Articles & Posts Helen was named to the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Real Estate Law. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Margaret E. Somerset - Health Care Lawyer | Underberg & Kessler

    Margaret E. Somerset Partner Canandaigua, NY (585) 919-6080 (585) 394-1614 msomerset@underbergkessler.com View Margaret's LinkedIn Send Margaret a Message Health care professionals dedicate their lives to helping others. But who helps them when they need legal advice? Margaret has been a dedicated advocate for the health care industry for her entire career. For more than two decades, she has built a litigation practice defending numerous claims against health care providers and small businesses. She has also represented individuals, successfully prosecuting breach of contract, personal injury, civil rights and college tenure cases. Margaret's dedication to defending the health care industry extends from physicians' groups to paramedics, nursing homes to nurse practitioners, doctors to dentists, and hospitals to homecare agencies. Her experience in handling matters for both health care employees and providers has afforded her a unique perspective on the inner workings and increasingly complex legal ramifications of American health care. She has counseled her clients in matters such as medical malpractice, regulatory compliance (HIPAA), peer review, professional medical discipline, the mental hygiene law, credentialing, record-keeping, electronic medical records and risk management. Margaret has been a clinical faculty member on trial-related coursework for the nurse paralegal program at the University of Rochester, and has presented seminars to both health care professionals and lawyers on a number of subjects, including medical malpractice claims; elder care issues; Public Health Law compliance and liability; risk management for physician offices, nursing homes, and hospital surgical teams; federal civil rights litigation; and the development and management of a legal practice. She is an approved counselor for numerous major insurance companies and is co-chair of our Insurance Defense Practice Group. Margaret is formerly the managing partner of the Somerset Law Firm, LLC, and was a partner at Harris Beach and Wilcox, LLC. As a member of Underberg & Kessler's Health Care Practice Group, she furthers our firm's reputation as a premier legal practice for the health care industry, a complex area of law that is well served by her insight, experience and compassion. Download a printer-friendly version of Margaret's bio: PRACTICE AREAS Health Care ​ Litigation EDUCATION Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude) Providence College, B.A. COURT ADMISSIONS New York State ​Florida US District Court - Western District of NY ​US District Court - Northern District of NY ​New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Fourth Judicial Department PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Margaret is involved with several committees for the Thompson Health System. She is the chair of the ethics committee, and a member of the quality & safety committee. She is on the executive team and a member of the Board of Directors for the Thompson Health System. She is also a member of the University of Rochester Medical Center Advisory Committee for the Coronavirus Ethics Response Team. She is also a member of the Monroe County, Ontario County and New York State Bar Associations. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS Margaret is ranked among the 2009-2020 Best Lawyers in America®, and was honored with their 2016 Rochester "Lawyer of the Year" designation for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants. She is also a 2012-2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Margaret won the 2019 Canandaigua Athena Leadership Award. She was a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award, an annual recognition of emerging leaders in Rochester. MARGARET'S ARTICLES & POSTS View All of Margaret's Articles & Posts

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