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Farhan Hassan

Farhan Hassan

Practice areas:

Family

About Me

 


Mr. Hassan concentrates his practice, which spans a period of over sixteen years, on all areas of family law. His family law practice includes issues involving divorce, custody, spousal maintenance, and complex property division. Mr. Hassan has extensive litigation experience and he has appeared before numerous trial court judges throughout the seven county metropolitan area at trials, motion hearings and other contested hearings.


Mr. Hassan's professional experience includes:



  • Successfully litigating several modification of legal and physical custody cases;

  • Successfully litigating numerous initial establishment of legal and physical custody cases;

  • Successfully obtaining property settlement awards in complex, high net worth, dissolution cases;

  • Obtaining need-based and conduct-based attorney fee awards, of up to $50,000;

  • Negotiating settlements involving privately held businesses and self-employed individuals;

  • Successfully litigating and obtaining an award of in excess of $300,000 in a case involving dissipation of assets;

  • Successfully litigating numerous Order for Protection cases; involving custody & parenting time;

  • Successfully representing individuals seeking out-of state relocation;

  • Significant experience working in conjunction with financial planners in spousal maintenance cases; mental health professionals in custody/parenting time conflicts; and financial experts in cases involving business valuation and forensic accounting issues;

  • Extensive experience in Motions for Amended Findings/New Trial and Appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals;

  • Successfully defending clients charged with sexual abuse;

  • Extensive Litigation in the areas of temporary and permanent spousal maintenance, establishment and modification of custody and parenting time, property settlement, allocation of debt & child support;

  • Appearance in numerous Financial Early Neutral Evaluations & Social Early Neutral Evaluations on behalf of clients; and

  • Negotiated numerous dissolution settlements through Alternative Dispute Resolution (via Mediation, SENE, FENE and settlement conferences).


 


While Mr. Hassan strongly believes in attempting to cooperatively settle or mediate cases, he is also a zealous advocate when litigation is the only viable option. Mr. Hassan has received Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training and Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training through the Minnesota Judicial Branch and he is currently on the Early Neutral Evaluation rosters of Anoka County, Dakota County and Ramsey County. Mr. Hassan has also received Mediation Training and he is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.


Mr. Hassan received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1998. He is currently licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and Federal Court.


Mr. Hassan is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is an Adjunct Representation Professor at William Mitchell College of Law. Mr. Hassan has been designated a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine and has been an active volunteer at the Tubman Center since 2001.


 


 

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Languages Spoken: Hindi, Urdu

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Family: 100%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Farhan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Joseph Clausen

    Farhan is a zealous advocate for his client. He is extremely knowledgable about the law and how it applies to the specific facts of his client's case. Farhan tirelessly pursues the best outcome for his client. He is adept at both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. I highly recommend Farhan and endorse him.

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    Brian Clausen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

CLAUSEN & HASSAN, LLC

Waters Drive Business Park
2305 Waters Drive
St. Paul, MN, 55120

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice199804/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2010 Firm of the YearTubman2010
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College of Law2008 - Present
PartnerClausen & Hassan, LLC2004 - Present
Associate AttorneyLubov & Associates, LLC2001 - 2004
Associate AttorneyOrman & Nord1999 - 2001
Law ClerkThe Honorable David P. Sullivan1998 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dakota County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Roster List of ProvidersAnoka County, Dakota County & Ramsey CountyN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)Former DirectorN/A
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sommer v. Sommer, C7-02-179, filed July 16, 2002N/A
Young v. Young, C9-02-104, filed June 4, 2002N/A
Hennepin County v. Johnson, A06-938, filed January 16, 2007N/A

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, cum laude1998
Luther CollegePhilosophy & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education PresentationHarassment Restraining Orders2009
Legal PresentationChild Custody and SupportN/A
Legal PresentationDivorce Dollars & SenseN/A
Legal PresentationDivorce SeminarN/A