Steve Clausen – Tax, Business and Wealth Preservation Attorney
Steve Clausen is an experienced tax, business, and wealth preservation attorney serving family-held businesses, their owners, and high net worth individuals. He helps them structure their assets to minimize taxes while protecting wealth.
He offers family business consulting services as well. His clients appreciate his in-depth knowledge of complex tax laws and his ability to guide them through the buying and selling process of businesses.
Early Life and Education
Steve Clausen was born and lived his entire life in Petersburg, Alaska. A third-generation commercial fisherman, he captained Rosalie and Cypress; among other family vessels owned by his family.
Clausen decided to attend Notre Dame in 2007, yet his true freshman season in South Bend proved challenging. Charlie Weis was fired soon into the season, while Clausen’s numbers deteriorated rapidly.
Private quarterbacks coach Steve Clarkson notes that Jimmy Clausen combines the strengths of each of his siblings into one package. According to Steve, Jimmy Clausen boasts the leadership skills of Casey Clausen, intangibles of Rick Clausen and skills from Dan Marino; which Steve believes make for an excellent combination. Steve currently owns OneHealthyBod which helps people meet their health and fitness goals through bootcamps and one-on-one training.
Steve Clausen is the owner and president of Excell Construction Services in Rochester. With more than 35 years of experience working on commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects – including both residential and commercial developments – Steve’s expertise stretches throughout New York.
He holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and has served as middle school choral director for 20 years, in addition to serving as presenter and adjudicator with ACDA.
As many fans and analysts predicted when Carolina selected Clausen with their second-round draft pick in 2010, many fans and experts assumed he would compete for starting job immediately. Unfortunately, however, he struggled in preseason play before ultimately being demoted to third string before eventually being waived off and claimed off waivers by Baltimore Ravens shortly thereafter.
Achievement and Honors
Clausen took to the field ten times during his true freshman season and passed for 1,244.5 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions for Notre Dame Irish in 2008 Aloha Bowl win against Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
On his sophomore campaign in South Bend, his numbers showed significant improvement: passing for 3,172 yards with 25 touchdowns over thirteen games while cutting down his interception total from seven to four.
Following Charlie Weiss’ dismissal, Clausen competed for a starting quarterback job against Jordan Palmer and David Fales before suffering a concussion during his debut game and losing it to Jay Cutler. Coach Marc Trestman later gave Clausen another shot with the Bears where he only appeared in six games while throwing for 407 yards.
One of the highlights of his career came during the 2008 Hawaii Bowl when he amassed an astounding 401 yards and five touchdowns, helping Notre Dame defeat Rainbow Warriors with ease.
Clausen needed this victory after enduring an inauspicious debut season for Notre Dame; which saw them only win three games (a major dissappointment considering they have won 11 national championships!). Clausen quickly saw himself become one of their star quarterbacks under Brian Kelly.
Steve is not only a football player; he also runs two businesses. Clausen Automotive and P&B Truck Accessories in Madison, Wisconsin are under his ownership. At first, his shop specialized in servicing older cars with carburetors and points; now it must adjust to new technology.
Clausen owns and operates two auto repair businesses – Clausen Automotive and P&B Truck Accessories. Currently living in Madison with his wife and two children, he serves on numerous public company boards as a director.
Former Notre Dame quarterback Nate Sudfeld tried to show that he is worthy of first-round consideration during a 30-minute throwing session attended by 16 teams. Although he didn’t run and his pass-throwing wasn’t exactly perfect, Sudfeld did complete 57 of 59 throws despite some issues in controling them.
Steven Clausen is a highly qualified tax, wealth management and asset protection attorney. He advises high net worth individuals and family business owners on strategies for protecting their estates and assets, minimizing taxes and increasing wealth transfer strategies – an area in which he has over three decades of experience.