About

Joseph P. Klock, Jr. currently serves as Partner at the law firm of Rasco, Klock Perez & Nieto, a position he has maintained for more than a decade. His years of experience means he is well-versed when it comes to working in a courtroom or a boardroom. Joseph has worked on numerous complex cases while keeping his focus on providing clients an all-encompassing, effectual level of service and a pro bono custom.

To provide a couple of examples of the work Joe Klock has done, he saw a 15+ legal team representing then-Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris in the various Bush-Gore election challenges following the 2000 Presidential election. Following the election, he was also responsible for teams focused on defending Florida election laws from 2001-2003 in state and federal courts.

Additionally, Joe Klock was the lead counsel with a team of close to thirty lawyers, representing a major health insurer in a $2 billion-plus federal False Claims Act litigation. The matter was then successfully settled while pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on terms that were considered highly agreeable.

Joe Klock remains a general counsel and chief legal officer of a large international sugar farming, manufacturing and distribution holding company, which conducts operations in multiple countries. He also does arbitrations and has served as an ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) Panel Arbitrator associated with the World Bank.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Joseph P. Klock Jr was responsible lawyers representing the one time Secretary of State Katherine Harris during the Bush-Gore election challenges that emerged following the famous election. He took it upon himself to argue several appeals and trial court proceedings in Florida appellate courts.
  • Following the 2000 election, Joe Klock moved on to managing teams responsible for defending Florida election laws beginning in 2001 until 2003 in state and federal courts. He has since litigated for candidates in elections on a state and local level.
  • While representing a major health insurer, Joe Klock was the lead counsel among a large of team of lawyers in a $2 billion-plus federal False Claims Act litigation focused on so-called Medicare overpayments in the trial courts.
  • Joe Klock is still a general counsel and the primary legal officer of a sizable international sugar farming, manufacturing and distribution holding organization, which conducts operations across multiple countries.
  • Joe Klock oversaw a legal team which was successful in avoiding various class action suits aimed at receiving lost wage damages for H2A guest workers from abroad, encompassing more than $100 million over a period spanning more than two decades.
  • Today, Joe Klock is still involved in water quality litigation issues and the effects of farming operations in the Everglades and neighboring waters.
  • Joe Klock has dealt with cases considered politically delicate which the media has covered extensively, including successful arguments against amendments to the Florida state constitution largely dealing with penurious tax-related farming operations.
  • Joe Klock was the co-personal representative of one of the largest Florida probate estate cases, overseeing a multitude of investment portfolios plus extensive Texas oil and gas interests.
  • Joe Klock served as the director of a publicly-traded soft drink beverage producer.
  • Joe Klock is the director of a corporation responsible for managing resort properties in the Dominican Republic, such as Casa de Campo.
  • Countless clients have to come to trust Joe Klock‚Äôs advice in matters such as wealth management and family wealth dispositions in addition to complex domestic and international marital litigation.
  • Joe Klock has played an integral role in business entity break-up and dissolution negotiation plus the resolution of complex business disputes. He has also been a negotiator and mediator in intercompany and interfamily disputes without having to get a court involved.
  • Joe Klock has overseen MDL and intricate class action defense cases, both federally and on a state level.
  • Joe Klock has juggled post-trial and appellate issues such as defending a $70+ million verdict in South Florida federal court.
  • Joe Klock is frequently involved in cases in Florida appellate courts concerning public interest and constitutional law.
  • Joe Klock has served as a representative in a myriad private and governmental institutions in South America and the Caribbean, such as contested matters involving commercial sales and purchase transactions.
  • Joe Klock has been the legal representative for athletes and music stars that have become household names, horse breeders and owners, plus professional racing teams.
  • Joe Klock was a part of prosperous settlement negotiations with networks and other media concerning undesirable client publicity.
  • Joe Klock has dealt with international child kidnapping cases as well as wrongful removal cases in the United States District Court.
  • Joe Klock has dealt with matters concerning marriage and family, both in and out of the courtroom.
  • Joe Klock has overseen hundreds of criminal charge issues against individuals and family members, both on a federal and state level.
  • Incompetency proceedings, issues regarding guardianship, and substance abuse intervention are a few additional issues Joe Klock has handled.