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Jason M. Massaro is the owner of The Massaro Legal Group in Indianapolis, IN 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 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 Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, and is also listed as one of Indiana's Top Rated Lawyers. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI), the Immediate Past Chair of the Business Litigation Section for DTCI, the Immediate Past Chair of the Litigation Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, a Master in the Indianapolis American Inn of Court, and an active Committee member of Fishers Rotary and the Fishers Chamber of Commerce.


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.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 80%
    20 years
  2. Business: 10%
    20 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    If you want to know how good a lawyer is, how well they know the law, just look at their client and attorney endorsements and recommendations, the articles they have written, the cases they have handled, the ratings they have earned, their web site too. And when you do that, you will see what I saw, that attorney Massaro is knows the law extremely well and cares about making it work right for people and businesses alike. He knows the courtroom too, and that's exactly what a litigator needs to know in order to make Justice work right. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you.

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    Ronald Burdge Lemon law Attorney
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  • Linda H. Havel

    Jason is a superb lawyer who has many years of experience in business litigation. He is ethical, hardworking and always well prepared. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Linda Havel Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

The Massaro Legal Group, LLC

2050 E. 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46240

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199607/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
One of Indiana'sTop Young AttorneysSupers Lawyers2009
Rising Star, Civil LitgationSuper Lawyers2009
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Graduated Magna Cum LaudeValparaiso University School of Law1996
Honors Economics Program, Gradauation with DistinctionPurdue University- Karnnert School of Management1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Massaro Legal Group, LLC2011 - Present
Managing PartnerMassaro & Ciobanu, LLP2010 - 2011
AttorneyTabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle LLP2006 - 2009
PartnerSingleton, Crist, Austgen & Sears LLP1996 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation SectionChair of Litigation Section2014 - Present
Defense Trial Counsel of IndianaChair of the Business Litigation Section2013 - Present
Defense Trial Counsel of IndianaExecutive Board Member2013 - Present
Indianapolis American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationBoard Member, Business Law Section2013 - Present
Fishers IN RotaryMember2012 - Present
Indianapolis American Inn of CourtMaster2011 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1996 - Present
Defense Trial Counsel Of IndianaAttorney Member1996 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationLitigation Section Secretary/Treasurer2012 - 2013
Defense Trial Counsel of IndianaChair of the Trial Tactics Section2011 - 2014
Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation SectionCouncil Member At-Large2011 - 2013
Indianapolis Bar Association, Ask a Lawyer ProgramVolunteer Attorney2010 - 2011
Habitat for HumanityChair of Resource Development2008 - 2010
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1996 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lake Cent. School Corp. v. Hawk Dev. Corp., 812 N.E.2d 797 (Ind. 2004), (Dec. without published opinion).N/A
Jet Credit Union v. Loudermilk, 879 N.E.2d 594 (Ind. App. 2008).N/A
Lake Cent. School Corp. v. Hawk Dev. Corp., 793 N.E.2d 1080 (Ind. App. 2003).N/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Indiana LawyerThe Sleeping Giant: Indiana's Deceptive Consumer Sales Act2014
Indiana Lawyer"He's No Creditor of Mine: Charging Orders, Outsider-Reverse Piercing, and LLCs,"2013
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 12, p. 28, Aug. 17-30"Representing Minority Shareholder: Indiana’s Corporations Law And Judicial Order of Inspection"2012
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 22, No. 12, p. 19, Aug 17-Aug 30"Defensive Litigation: Essential Steps to Corporate Protection"2011
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 6"Renovators Beware: The Labyrinth of the EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation Act"2010
Indiana Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 19"Avoiding the Consequences of Spoliation in E-Discovery"2009
Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 39"Contractual Business Litigation Disputes: A Defensive Analysis"2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Purdue UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Landlord Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults, & CollectionsLandlord Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults, & Collections2016
Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation Section“What’s the Answer? Perspectives from Those Who Negotiate, Litigate & Decide,”2015
Landlord-Tenant Issues, Updates, and Hot Topics"Landlord-Tenant Issues, Updates, and Hot Topics"2014
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual Meeting"Technology in the Courtroom; E-Discovery and Beyond2014
Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant LawReal Estate Law2014
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual MeetingMock Trial: Expert Analysis of Live Direct and Opening Examinations at Trial2012
Johnson County Property Investors Monthly MeetingLandlord/Tenant Law in Indiana, An Overview2011
Indiana University School of Law-IndianapolisJudge, Moot Court Competition2011
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual MeetingMock Trial: Expert Analysis of Live Voir Dire and Opening Statements at Trial2011
Rolling Out the Red CarpetTrial Tactics2010
Indiana University School of Law-IndianapolisJudge, Moot Court Competition2010
Notre Dame Law SchoolJudge, Mock Trial Competition2006
Notre Dame Law SchoolJudge, Mock Trial Competition2005
Notre Dame Law SchoolJudge, Mock Trial Competition2004