Joe Clasen is a current member and past chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Group. He is known for his ability to help clients develop litigation strategies that meet both their case-specific and business objectives.
Mr. Clasen has extensive experience in litigating a variety of complex business disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitrations. Mr. Clasen's cases involve general commercial contractual disputes, along with fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, unfair trade practices, mergers and acquisitions, eminent domain, intellectual property, and products liability. His representation of managed care clients focuses on significant commercial disputes involving provider fraud and abuse, class actions, drug coverage, insured class actions, and commercial contract disputes.
Mr. Clasen has achieved significant results for clients, including winning one of the largest eminent domain rulings ever awarded against the state of New York. He secured a favorable ruling for Gyrodyne Company of America, Inc., when the New York Court of Appeals denied the state’s request to appeal a judgment awarding Gyrodyne more than $125 million in additional compensation for land the state took by eminent domain. Mr. Clasen has also secured positive results for clients through arbitration, such as obtaining a substantial net cash award for a health insurer in an arbitration involving a contract dispute.
Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
Mr. Clasen has extensive experience in representing secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases involving fraudulent conveyance claims, preference claims, plan confirmation disputes, and relief from stay, as well as general claim disputes. Mr. Clasen has represented creditors in some of the largest bankruptcy cases in the United States.
Mr. Clasen has been listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Business Litigation since 2006.