Jason M Massaro

Jason M Massaro

The Massaro Legal Group, LLC
  • Business Law
  • Indiana
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Summary

Jason M. Massaro is the owner of The Massaro Legal Group in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he focuses his practice primarily in complex business, commercial, contract, and real estate litigation. His experience ranges from counseling individuals as well as emerging, small, local, and mid-sized businesses in a variety of matters including litigation, contract issues, real estate matters, closely-held and minority shareholder disputes, Limited Liability Company (LLC) and partnership disputes, negotiations, corporate and partnership structuring, and corporate compliance. Jason has been in practice for over 20 years and is consistently recognized for both his legal ability and ethics. He has earned an AV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, is a Super Lawyer Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyer, is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, and is also listed as one of Indiana's Top Rated Lawyers. Jason is also active in various Indiana bar associations currently acting as an Executive Committee Member of the Defense Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) as well as a current Executive Committee Member for both the Litigation Section and the Business Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA). Jason has also served as past Chair of the Litigation Section of the ISBA, past Chair of the Business Litigation Section of DTCI, past Chair of the Trial Tactics Section of DTCI, and a Master in the Indianapolis American Inn of Court. Jason received his B.S, with distinction, in Economics from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law.

Practice Area
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $250-$350 per hour
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
7th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Executive Committee Member, Business Law Section
Indiana State Bar Association
- Current
Executive Committee Member
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
- Current
Executive Committee Member, Litigation Section
Indiana State Bar Association
- Current
Owner
The Massaro Legal Group, LLC
- Current
At The Massaro Legal Group, Jason continues to develop his experience in the area of general civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Jason focuses his practice in the areas of complex business, contract, real estate, and commercial law and litigation. He is also extremely adept at corporate compliance and contract negotiation. Jason is dedicated to offering each of his clients unique, methodical, dynamic, innovative, and compelling advocacy. This advocacy is coupled with a broad spectrum of legal knowledge, common sense, compassion, and objective counsel. This legal acumen is always, however, intertwined with the goal of effective dispute resolution either prior to trial, through mediation, arbitration, or through litigation, if other options are not available.
Master
Indianapolis American Inn of Court
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Chair, Litigation Section
Indiana State Bar Association
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The Litigation Section brings together attorneys who are primarily interested in trial work and the issues those in the practice of trial law encounter. It has been focusing its attention on these areas: investigation and improvement of the civility of lawyers; review of the Indiana rules of evidence; in conjunction with the ADR section, review and development of ADR goals and processes; helping attorneys more fully understand and improve discovery practices; and increasing the public's understanding of the legal profession and why lawyers do what they do, and the independence and impartiality of the judiciary.
Chair, Business Litigation Section
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
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Chair, Trial Tactics Section
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
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Attorney
Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle LLP
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At Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle, Jason practiced in the area of general civil litigation in both state and federal courts and further grew his litigation practice and experience. Jason developed a great deal of accomplishment in federal court practice and the intricacies of that forum. There Jason started his niche practice with a focus on complex business, contract, commercial, construction, and real estate law and litigation as well as corporate compliance and contract negotiation. This niche grew into corporate law, partnership law, and Indiana's Uniform Commercial Code.
Partner
Singleton, Crist, Austgen & Sears LLP
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After five (5) years of practice with Singleton Crist at the age of 28, the firm asked Jason to become an equity partner, which he accepted. During that time, Jason practiced extensively in the areas of insurance defense and insurance coverage. These cases covered a wide and varied array of legal subject matters and complexities. Jason was recognized as a very capable, honorable, ethical, and prepared attorney willing to go that extra mile for his clients. That respect for integrity, ethics, and dynamic ability has followed Jason throughout his state travels and changes in areas of legal focus.
Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. / Juris Doctorate (1996)
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Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Purdue University - Purdue University
B.S. / Economics
While at Purdue, Jason authored a thesis concerning regression analysis of the causes of homelessness in the nation's largest sixty (60) cities, which included Indianapolis. The thesis utilized economic theory, census data, and statistical methodology to determine a causal connection between several common factors existing in each city and the rate of homelessness therein.
Honors: Honors Economics Program, Graduation with Distinction
Activities: Triple minors in Military History, Psychology, and Spanish.
Awards
Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyer
Indiana Super Lawyers
Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America
AV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Jason has earned an AV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability.
Indiana's Top Young Attorneys and Indiana Super Lawyers'
Indiana Super Lawyers
Jason is listed as one of Indiana's Top Young Attorneys and Indiana Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" in the practice area of civil litigation.
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar Association
Chair, Litigation Section
- Current
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Chair of Business Litigation Section
- Current
Indiana State Bar Association
Secretary/Treasurer for the Litigation Section
- Current
Activities: As part of the Litigation Section, Jason brings together attorneys who are primarily interested in trial work and the issues those in the practice of trial law encounter. The section has been focusing its attention on these areas: investigation and improvement of the civility of lawyers; review of the Indiana rules of evidence; in conjunction with the ADR section, review and development of ADR goals and processes; helping attorneys more fully understand and improve discovery practices; and increasing the public's understanding of the legal profession and why lawyers do what they do, and the independence and impartiality of the judiciary.
Fishers, IN Rotary Club
Member
- Current
Indianapolis American Inn of Court
Master
- Current
Indianapolis American Inn of Court
Associate
- Current
Activities: Jason has been nominated to a two (2) year term as an Associate to the Indianapolis American Inn of Court. The Indianapolis Inn of American Court is designed to improve the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar. The American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. American Inns of Court help lawyers to become more effective advocates and counselors with a keener ethical awareness.
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Vice-Chair of the Business Litigation Section
- Current
Activities: As a Board Member for the Business Litigation Section, Jason helps foster education and learning to business law practitioners in this complex area of law. This is done through publications, writings, seminars, and other speaking engagements.
Indiana State Bar Association
Attorney Member
- Current
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Chair of the Trial Tactics Section
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Activities: In Jason's capacity as Chairman, it is his honor, duty, and responsibility to ensure that the Section offers education, aid, and assistance to Indiana counsel to endow him/her with the knowledge to develop and grow their trial skills and proficiency as legal practitioners for the benefit of the clients they represent.
Indiana State Bar Association
Litigation Section Council Member at Large
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Indiana State Bar Association
Counsel Member At-Large for the Litigation Section
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Indianapolis Bar Association Program, Ask A Lawyer Program
Volunteer Attorney
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Indianapolis Bar Association Program, Ask A Lawyer Program
Volunteer Attorney
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Publications
Articles & Publications
I’m prepared for life’s emergencies, but are you?
Indiana Lawyer
Indiana’s Uniform Security Act: An introduction
Indiana Lawyer
Rights of refusal and ‘cooling-off periods'
Indiana Lawyer
Remembering my time with popcorn and lost traditions
Indiana Lawyer
The Sleeping Giant: Indiana's Deceptive Consumer Sales Act
The Indiana Lawyer
He's No Creditor of Mine: Charging Orders, Outsider-Reverse Piercing, and LLCs
The Indiana Lawyer
"Representing Minority Shareholder"
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 12, p. 28, Aug 17-30
"Defensive Litigation: Essential Steps to Corporate Protection"
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 22, No. 12, p. 19, Aug 17-Aug 30
"Renovators Beware: The Labyrinth of the EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation Act"
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 6
"Avoiding the Consequences of Spoliation in E-Discovery"
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 19
"Contractual Business Litigation Disputes: A Defensive Anaylsis"
Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 39
Speaking Engagements
“Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar.”, Seminar, Indianapolis
“Nuances of Voir Dire and Openings with Professional Jury Consultant Analysis.”, Annual Meeting, French Lick
Defense Trial Council of Indiana
“Trial and Litigation Tactics.”, Indianapolis
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
“What’s the Answer? Perspectives from Those Who Negotiate, Litigate & Decide.”, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, French Lick
Indiana State Bar Association
Trial Tactics, Rolling out the Red Carpet
Mock Trial: Expert Analysis of Live Voir Dire and Opening Statements at Trial, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual Meeting
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Landlord/Tenant Law in Indiana, An Overview, Johnson County Property Investors Monthly Meeting
Mock Trial: Expert Analysis of Live Direct and Opening Examinations at Trial, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual Meeting
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Real Estate Law, Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
Technology in the Courtroom; E-Discovery and Beyond
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Landlord-Tenant Issues, Updates, and Hot Topics
Landlord Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults, & Collections, Indianapolis, IN
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Massaro Legal Group, LLC
2050 East 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
USA
Telephone: (317) 669-2994