Michael J. Matasich

  • Areas of Practice

    • Litigation
    • Real Estate & Construction
    • Land Use & Zoning

I help business owners and commercial real estate professionals solve the problems that arise while running their businesses. If you are an owner involved in a dispute with another business, other owners, or current or former employees, I can help. I have experience resolving matters relating to contracts, corporate governance, employment agreements, business torts and other types of business disputes. On the commercial real estate side, I handle disputes relating to leases and purchase agreements, boundary disputes, trespass, eminent domain, oil and gas, ODNR, EPA and other real estate matters.


Because I understand my clients’ businesses, industries and goals, they trust me to take care of their issues efficiently and effectively. As a trusted advisor, I will often handle matters in the boardroom. As a litigator, I will settle matters in the courtroom when necessary.


The clients I represent work around the clock. Their businesses are on their minds all day, every day. I bring that same level of commitment and care to their businesses. I will do the same for yours. I am available to you whenever you need me. Your issues become my own, and I work zealously until they are resolved.

Nick Matasich

  • Education & Admissions
      • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio (J.D., 2004)
      • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (B.A., 2000)
    • Admissions
      • Ohio Bar
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
      • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Awards & Honors
      • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2019)
      • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® - Rising Star™ (2009-2015), as voted by his peers
      • Recipient: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Corporations
  • Professional & Civic Involvement
      • Member: Medina County Economic Development Corporation
        • Chair: Member Care Committee
      • Member: The Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater Akron
        • Chair: Membership Committee
      • Board of Trustees, Treasurer: Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
        • Chair: Community Support and Services
      • Board of Directors: Kinnect
        • Past President
      • Member: County Advocates for Responsible Enterprise
      Past Affiliations
      • Member: Akron Bar Association, Lawyer-to-Law-Student Mentor Program
      • Member: Akron CYO Development Committee
      • Team Leader: American Heart Association, Heart Walk
      • Member: Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Committee
      • Member: Legal Aid Society, Brief Advice Clinic
      • Member: Medina County Young Professionals Association
      • Member and Magister: Phi Delta Phi
      • Member: William K. Thomas Inn of Court
      • Member: Medina Christian Academy Vision Committee
    • Associations
      • Member: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
      • Member: Medina County Bar Association
      • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Presentations & Publications
    • <strong>Presentations:</strong> <ul> <li>"<a href="http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180319/custom/154791/set-yourself-victory-3-steps-take-if-you-get-sued">Set yourself up for victory: 3 steps to take if you get sued</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland</em> (2018)</li> <li>"<a href="http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20171015/custom/138586/key-strategies-avoid-common-partnership-disputes">Key strategies to avoid common partnership disputes</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland</em> (2017)</li> <li>"<a href="http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170416/CUSTOM/304169998/thinking-about-bringing-on-a-partner-hire-an-employee-instead#utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=ccl-weekly&amp;utm_campaign=ccl-weekly-20170416&amp;email_realestate">Thinking about bringing on a partner? Hire an employee instead</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland</em> (2017)</li> <li>"Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Navigating Commercial Lease Defaults" 18th Annual Real Estate &amp; Construction Law Seminar (2016)</li> <li>"You've been sued. Now What Do You Do?" <a href="https://www.bdblaw.com/how-to-survive-a-lawsuit/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Breakfast with Buckingham</a> (2015)</li> <li>“Oil and Gas Law Update,” 17th Annual Real Estate &amp; Construction Law Seminar (2015)</li> <li>“Resolving Business Disputes,” National Business Institute (2015)</li> <li>“Your Business, Your Legacy,” Exit Coach Radio Network (2015)</li> <li>“Retail, Office and Restaurant Leases: Key Provisions and Warranties,” National Business Institute (2013)</li> <li>“Oil and Gas Law Update,” 14th Annual Real Estate &amp; Construction Law Seminar (2013)</li> <li>“Hearsay (Article VIII),” William K. Thomas Inns of Court (2013)</li> <li>“Resolving Estate, Will and Trust Contests,” National Business Institute (2012)</li> <li>“Landlord Tenant Disputes - Commercial Property,” 13th Annual Real Estate &amp; Construction Seminar (2011)</li> <li>“When It Is Worthwhile to Litigate and What to Do If You Are Sued," Seville Area Chamber of Commerce (2010)</li> <li>“Five Legal Documents Every Young Family Must Have,” MOMS Club, (2009)</li> <li>“Resolving Estate, Will and Trust Contests,” National Business Institute (2009)<strong> </strong></li> </ul> <strong>Publications:</strong> <ul> <li>"<a href="http://digital.propertiesmag.com/publication/?i=390870&amp;ver=html5&amp;p=14#{&quot;page&quot;:14,&quot;issue_id&quot;:390870}" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Road to Recovery: Six tips for the commercial landlord when a tenant defaults</a>" <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2017)</li> <li>"<a href="http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170416/CUSTOM/304169998/thinking-about-bringing-on-a-partner-hire-an-employee-instead#utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=ccl-weekly&amp;utm_campaign=ccl-weekly-20170416&amp;email_realestate" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Thinking About Bringing on a Partner? Hire an Employee Instead</a>" <em>Crain's Cleveland Business</em> (2017)</li> <li>"<a href="http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20160331/BLOGS05/160339978/five-keys-to-hiring-the-right-attorney-for-your-business" target="_blank" rel="noopener">5 Keys to Hiring the Right Attorney for Your Business</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland Business </em> (2016)</li> <li>"<a href="http://digital.propertiesmag.com/publication/?i=289625&amp;p=60#{&quot;page&quot;:60,&quot;issue_id&quot;:289625}" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Designing Commercial Contracts with Care</a>," <em>Properties Magazine</em> (2016)</li> <li>"<a href="http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150920/CUSTOM04/309209999/nexus-gas-transmission-whats-coming-down-the-pipeline#utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=ccl-weekly&amp;utm_campaign=ccl-weekly-20150920" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nexus Gas Transmission - What's Coming Down the Pipeline?</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland Business Blog</em> (2015)</li> <li>“<a href="http://digital.propertiesmag.com/publication/?m=15890&amp;l=1#{&quot;issue_id&quot;:261306,&quot;page&quot;:0}">Municipal Permits for Fracking Struck Down</a>,” Properties<em> Magazine</em> (2015)</li> <li>“<a href="https://www.bdblaw.com/ohio-supreme-court-municipalities-cannot-obstruct-oil-and-gas-development-that-the-state-has-permitted/">Ohio Supreme Court: Municipalities Cannot Obstruct Oil and Gas Development That the State Has Permitted</a>,” <em>Buckingham, Doolittle &amp; Burroughs, LLC Real Estate &amp; Construction blog</em> (2015)</li> <li>“<a href="https://www.bdblaw.com/seventh-district-enforces-arbitration-clause-in-oil-and-gas-leases/">Seventh District Enforces Arbitration Clause in Oil and Gas Leases</a>,” <em>Buckingham, Doolittle &amp; Burroughs, LLC Real Estate &amp; Construction blog </em>(2014)</li> <li>“<a href="https://www.bdblaw.com/amendment-to-ohios-dormant-mineral-act/">Amendment to Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act</a>,” <em>Buckingham, Doolittle &amp; Burroughs, LLC Real Estate &amp; Construction</em> blog (2014)</li> <li>“<a href="https://www.bdblaw.com/the-seventh-district-court-of-appeals-clarifies-ohios-dormant-mineral-act/">The Seventh District Court of Appeals Clarifies Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act</a>,” <em>Buckingham, Doolittle &amp; Burroughs, LLC Real Estate &amp; Construction blog</em> (2014)</li> <li>“Concealed or Embezzled Assets: An Alternative to Typical Civil Litigation,” <em>Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal</em> (2011)</li> <li>Co-Author: “Plan Ahead to Avoid Probate Challenges,” Trusts &amp; Estates Bulletin (2007)</li> <li>Co-Author: “How an Innocent Gift Can Be Undone After the Passing of a Loved One,” Advisor, publication of Buckingham, Doolittle &amp; Burroughs, LLC (2007)</li> </ul>