Joseph R. Beige received his bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Long Island University and received his J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsburg Law Center in 1995.

Since 1995, Mr. Beige has successfully represented purchasers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate as well as lending institutions. He has also represented large and small businesses and acted as both outside and in-house counsel to various publicly traded corporations.

Mr. Beige has been involved in the successful prosecution of numerous class actions on behalf of aggrieved investors, including:

  • In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Securities Litigation, Inc., No. 04-CV-8144 (CM) (S.D.N.Y.) ($400 million recovery)
  • In re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Securities Litigation, No. 04-374 (JAP) (D.N.J.) (U.S. settlement with a minimum cash value of $138.3 million and a contingent value of more than $180 million, in addition to a $350 million related European settlement)
  • In re Cigna Corp. Securities Litigation, No. 02-CV-8088 (E.D. Pa.) ($93 million recovery)
  • In re Atlas Energy, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, No. 5990-VCL (Del. Ch.) (settlement providing an additional $7.45 million in merger consideration for Atlas Energy shareholders)
  • In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation, No. MDL-1586 (E.D. Md.) ($3.3 million cash settlement in addition to significant corporate governance reforms)
  • In re Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 7328-VCN (Del. Ch.) (extra consideration for Great Wolf shareholders as well as eliminated “don’t ask/don’t waive” standstill agreements).
Joseph R. Beige

Mr. Beige is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and United States Tax Court. He is a member of numerous civic organizations such as:

  • The Grand Lodge of Free of New York State and Accepted Masons
  • The Fraternal Order of Police
  • The Babylon Lions Club