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Unanimous Ruling Requires Courts to Stay, Not Dismiss Cases That Are Subject to Arbitration

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously earlier this month in an employment misclassification case (Smith v. Spizzirri, U.S.,...

Kyle C. Pittman Joins Underberg & Kessler LLP

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Welcome to Kyle C. Pittman who has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Real Estate & Finance Practice Group.

EPA Finalizes New Vehicle Emission Rules to Mandate Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

If you like your gas-powered car or truck, you cannot keep it according to the Biden Administration’s final Clean Air Act vehicle...

New Employer Obligations in NYS: Paid Breaks for the Expression of Breast Milk and Paid Prenatal Care Leave

Friday, May 3, 2024

The New York State Budget was passed in late April 2024 and includes new duties for employers regarding employees expressing breast milk...

Ericka B. Elliott Named Finalist for the 2024 Greater Rochester Chamber Ignite Award

Thursday, May 2, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Ericka B. Elliott, associate attorney in the Health Care and Litigation Practice Groups, has been...

Ericka B. Elliott Appointed to St. Ann’s Foundation Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Ericka B. Elliott, associate attorney in the Health Care and Litigation Practice Groups, has been...

NYS COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ending July 31, 2025

Friday, April 26, 2024

Governor Kathy Hochul approved the Fiscal Year 2025 New York State Budget on April 20, 2024. One of the key budget components impacting...

The FTC Announces Nationwide Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

Thursday, April 25, 2024

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a new rule banning nationwide most non-compete agreements for workers....

Patrick L. Cusato Featured in Rochester Business Journal Article

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Underberg & Kessler Managing Partner, Patrick L. Cusato, was recently featured in the Rochester Business Journal article "New leader...

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? The Constructive Trust

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

As a commercial litigator for over 35 years, I have seen countless scenarios in which people who were once intimate business associates...

Our Canandaigua Office Has Moved

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

We are excited to announce that our Canandaigua office is now located at 11 North Street, Suite 300, Canandaigua, NY 14424. We are...

Andrew M. Washburn Featured in RBJ Article on New York’s All-Electric Buildings

Monday, March 11, 2024

In a recent article published in the Rochester Business Journal, Underberg & Kessler real estate and commercial lending attorney, Andrew...

Patrick L. Cusato Named to 2024 Power 20 Real Estate Law List

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Congratulations to Patrick L. Cusato for being selected to The Daily Record's 2024 Power 20 Real Estate Law list for the third year in a...

U&K Attorneys Comment on Emerging Litigation Risks in Rochester Business Journal Article

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Paul F. Keneally and Ryan T. Biesenbach, were featured in a recent article published in the Rochester Business Journal. The article, “How c

Ask An Attorney: Cybersecurity Challenges for Medical Providers

Thursday, February 15, 2024

With the proliferation of electronic health records, medical providers are facing new challenges in the form of phishing and ransomware...

New NYS Law to Clarify Disclosure of Credit Card Surcharges Takes Effect

Monday, February 12, 2024

The new consumer protection law that amends and clarifies New York’s existing credit card surcharge law (NYS GBS § 518) went into effect...

Underberg & Kessler Names Leah Tarantino Cintineo as Litigation Department Chair

Friday, January 26, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Leah Tarantino Cintineo has been appointed as chair of the Litigation department. Cintineo, who is the...

The New “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” Could Be Expensive for Employers

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the number of workers performing services as independent contractors in the United...

Beware of Wrongly Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The United States Department of Labor has issued a final rule, effective March 11, 2024, governing the analysis of whether a worker is an...

EPA’s Proposed Lead Pipe Rule Will Require Total Removal of Lead Pipes from Municipal Drinking Water Systems

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

On November 30, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements...