Underberg & Kessler LLP
Years in current role: 17
What do you enjoy most about your role?
As a health care attorney, I enjoy working with wonderful clients. They provide all sorts of care throughout the region. They enter their professions with the intent to help people, and it is my privilege to assist them through the legal issues they are required to navigate. As managing partner at Underberg & Kessler LLP, I enjoy working with my law partners, who challenge each other to be our best every day. To see our attorneys and staff provide legal services that help our clients succeed is very rewarding.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve dealt with over the past year?
The pandemic affected the way that all businesses “do business.” The law profession was no exception. Fortunately, our firm was well positioned through our technology to transition to work from home on behalf of our clients. The real challenge was providing the personal support our employees and clients needed without being there in person for each other.
What advice would you give law students who are graduating this year?
Being an attorney in Upstate New York can be a very rewarding career. New law graduates should take advantage of opportunities to learn as much as they can from those with whom they will work. This is the time to listen, observe, and hone both their legal and interpersonal skills which will serve them well throughout their careers.
What are you most looking forward to doing as COVID restrictions ease?
While Zoom meetings have been necessary and helpful, I look forward to when we can supplement those types of meetings with in-person contact and gatherings.