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Alan Jack Underberg, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1956, United States District Court (western district) New York 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1961.


Underberg, Alan Jack was born on October 12, 1929 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Henry and Anne (Landau) University.


Cornell University (Bachelor of Science, 1951). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws, 1956).


Worked at Underberg & Kessler LLP (Rochester, NY) specializing in General Practice. Business Law, including Finance, Securities, Banking, Venture Capital, State and Federal Taxation, Employee Benefits, Health Care, Technology Matters and Intellectual Property. Civil Litigation in all State and Federal Courts, including Corporate, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights, Employment, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Environmental, Insurance and Construction.

Real Estate, including Development, Zoning and Land Use, Financing, Syndication and Environmental Matters. Trusts and Estates.

Admitted to the bar, 1956, New York. Member, New York State Board of Equalization and Assessment, 1976-1984.

Member, 1981-1985 and Chairman, 1983, National Park System Advisory Board. Director, Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association, 1985-1988. Member, 1984— and Chairman, 1987-1989, Board of Governors, The Genesee Hospital.

Trustee, University of Rochester, 1986—. Executive Advisory Committee, Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1986—. Chairman, Memorial Art Gallery.

Member: Monroe County, New York State (Member, Committee on Corporation Law, 1963—) and American Bar Associations. The firm of Underberg & Kessler was founded in 1926, representing large and small businesses. During the past 70 years, we've worked for clients ranging from modest retail establishments to national and international companies.

From local family-owned businesses to publicly held corporations. The fact is, we're happy to represent clients of all sizes either as general counsel or on a project-by-project basis. The firm consists of 30 lawyers and a large support staff, serving clients before State and Federal courts.


Commissioner, co-founder Monroe County Human Relations Commission, Rochester, 1961-1964. Trustee The Harley School, Rochester, 1972-1975. Member board managers Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, 1978-1994, president 1990-1992.

Member New York State Board Equalization and Assessment, Albany, 1976-1984. Member National Pk Systems Advisory Board, Department Interior, 1981-1985, chairman 1983-1984. Board governors the Genesee Hospital, Rochester, 1984-1997, chairman 1987-1989.

Chairman The Genesee Hospital Health Systems, Inc., 1989-1994. Vice chairman Greater Rochester Health Systems, Inc., 1994-1996, chairman 1996-1997. Board directors Managerial Economics Research Center, William E. Simon Graduate School Business Administration.

Board trustees University Rochester, 1986-1996, member executive committee. Chairman University Rochester Associates, 1976-1977. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association Greater Rochester, 1980-1986, member executive committee 1982-1986.

1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member American Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association (board directors Foundation 1985-1988), New York Bar Association (lecturer continuing legal education program 1962-1969, committee corporation law, banking, corporation and business law section 1963-1993), Genesee Valley Club (president 1985-1987), Country Club Rochester, Cornell Club New York City, Harvard Club New York City.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, tennis, skiing.


Married Joyce Wisbaum, October 19, 1952. Children: Mark A., Amy Allen, Lisa Hamburg, Kathryn Zimmerman.