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Joseph G. Casion

Partner
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1407
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Joe Casion provides general corporate counsel to both not-for-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. His experience includes the following:

  • Advising clients on formation, transactions, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Facilitating consolidations, mergers, and other transactions between large not-for-profit organizations.
  • Advising not-for-profit organizations regarding the attainment of tax-exempt status and ongoing compliance with federal and state tax-exempt requirements.
  • Representation of businesses and individuals in disputes with federal and state taxing authorities.
  • Drafting and negotiating employment agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and other documents relative to the formation, ownership, operation, and management of organizations.
  • Drafting and negotiating transactional documents, including shareholders’ agreements and asset or stock purchase agreements.
  • Managing the sale or acquisition of privately held companies valued at more than $50 million.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Chair, Empire Justice Center Board of Directors
  • Chair, United Way of Greater Rochester, Community Investment Executive Team
  • Chair, Friendly Home Board of Directors
  • Past Vice Chair, Friendly Home Board of Directors
  • Secretary, Grantmakers Forum of New York Board of Directors
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Foodlink Board of Directors
  • Member, Al Sigl Foundation Board of Governors
  • Leadership Rochester, 2005
  • Testifying witness regarding comprehensive Not-for-Profit Law reforms, NYS Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, 2013

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2013-2014
  • Recipient, “Forty Under 40” Award, Rochester Business Journal, 2011
  • Justinian Society, Phi Beta Kappa

PUBLICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS

  • How to Build an Effective Board,” Greater Rochester Enterprise’s Eyes on the Future Radio Show, WHAM 1180, May 2016
  • Non-Profit Revitalization Act,” Greater Rochester Enterprise’s Eyes on the Future Radio Show, WHAM 1180, June 2014
  • Speaker, lectures and presentations on not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization law

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • University of Rochester, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1996
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Joseph G. Casion
Partner
jcasion@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1407
fax: 585.232.2152

Joe Casion provides general corporate counsel to both not-for-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. His experience includes the following:

  • Advising clients on formation, transactions, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Facilitating consolidations, mergers, and other transactions between large not-for-profit organizations.
  • Advising not-for-profit organizations regarding the attainment of tax-exempt status and ongoing compliance with federal and state tax-exempt requirements.
  • Representation of businesses and individuals in disputes with federal and state taxing authorities.
  • Drafting and negotiating employment agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and other documents relative to the formation, ownership, operation, and management of organizations.
  • Drafting and negotiating transactional documents, including shareholders’ agreements and asset or stock purchase agreements.
  • Managing the sale or acquisition of privately held companies valued at more than $50 million.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Chair, Empire Justice Center Board of Directors
  • Chair, United Way of Greater Rochester, Community Investment Executive Team
  • Chair, Friendly Home Board of Directors
  • Past Vice Chair, Friendly Home Board of Directors
  • Secretary, Grantmakers Forum of New York Board of Directors
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Foodlink Board of Directors
  • Member, Al Sigl Foundation Board of Governors
  • Leadership Rochester, 2005
  • Testifying witness regarding comprehensive Not-for-Profit Law reforms, NYS Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2013-2014
  • Recipient, “Forty Under 40” Award, Rochester Business Journal, 2011
  • Justinian Society, Phi Beta Kappa

Publications

Presentations

  • How to Build an Effective Board,” Greater Rochester Enterprise’s Eyes on the Future Radio Show, WHAM 1180, May 2016
  • Non-Profit Revitalization Act,” Greater Rochester Enterprise’s Eyes on the Future Radio Show, WHAM 1180, June 2014
  • Speaker, lectures and presentations on not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization law

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • University of Rochester, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1996