McDonald Hopkins welcomes experienced litigator Michael J. Matasich


CLEVELAND — Michael J. Matasich has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the Cleveland office, adding to the talent and experience in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Matasich was a partner at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs.

“Mike brings to our firm 15 years of business and commercial real estate litigation experience,” said Jim Giszczak, chair of McDonald Hopkins Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s board of directors and executive committee. “He is a valuable addition to the extensive bench strength of our interdisciplinary litigation team.”

Matasich works with business owners to solve the problems that arise while running their businesses, from disputes with other companies, other owners, or current and former employees. He is also experienced in resolving matters relating to contracts, corporate governance, employment agreements, business torts and other types of business disputes. On the commercial real estate side, he handles disputes relating to leases and purchase agreements, boundary disputes, trespass, eminent domain, oil and gas, ODNR, EPA and other real estate matters.

Matasich earned his J.D. in 2004 from the University of Akron, the same school where he earned his B.A. in 2000. He is listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America and was selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2009-2015. 

An active member of the community, Matasich serves as Chair of the Medina County Economic Development Corporation’s Member Care Committee, The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Akron’s Membership Committee, and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging’s Community Support and Services committee, an organization for which he also serves as a trustee and treasurer. Matasich is a past president and current member of the Board of Directors for Kinnect. 

Matasich can be reached at 216.430.2023 or

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