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Underberg & Kessler names Leah Tarantino Cinteneo as Litigation Department Chair

January 29, 2024

Rochester, New York, January 26, 2024 – Underberg & Kessler LLP is pleased to announce that Leah Tarantino Cintineo has been appointed as chair of the Litigation department.

Cintineo, who is the Family Law Practice Group leader, represents clients in divorce and post-divorce matters, pre-nuptial agreements, high conflict child custody litigation, and child support litigation. She also has years of experience handling divorce matters involving businesses, complex financial issues, and extensive marital estates, as well as preparing QDROs for the division of retirement assets at the completion of a divorce.

Cintineo is active in community and industry groups as a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Matrimonial and Family Law Section, the Monroe County Bar Association and its Family Law Section and is a member of the 7th Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee. She is also a member of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys (GRAWA), a member of the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area (CLARA), and a member of the Ontario County Bar Association, where she recently was President of the Association. In addition, Cintineo served for eight years on the Society for the Protection and Care of Children Board of Directors, including two years as Board Chair.

A graduate of Albany Law School, Cintineo has been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars honoree from 2016-2023, she was the 2022 recipient of The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal's Legal Excellence Award for Pro Bono Excellence and is a past recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s "Forty Under 40" Award. Cintineo was named to both the 2022 and 2023 Daily Record's Power 20 in Family Law lists, and she was the 2017 recipient of the Honorable Michael F. Dillon Attorneys for Children Award for her work advocating for children in court proceedings. In 2016, Cintineo was named a finalist for the Rochester Business Alliance ATHENA Young Professional Award.


About Underberg & Kessler LLP
Underberg & Kessler LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Canandaigua, and Geneseo, New York. For almost 100 years, the Firm has been serving business and individual clients with commercial lending, construction, creditors’ rights, corporate & business, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, health care, labor & employment, litigation, municipal law, real estate & finance, and tax matters. We welcome and encourage growth and are committed to maintaining the high professional standards first established by our founding partners, while retaining a collegial and collaborative atmosphere. Since 2013, Underberg & Kessler has been highly ranked by Best Law Firms® and 16 of our attorneys were recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®. For more information, visit


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