Michael J. Matasich works with a wide array of business owners, as well as businesses in the commercial real estate and construction industries, to avoid and resolve disputes with other businesses, other owners, or current or former employees. He has experience resolving matters relating to contracts, corporate governance, employment agreements, business torts and other types of business disputes. On the commercial real estate side, Michael handles disputes relating to leases and purchase agreements, construction contracts, liens, boundary disputes, trespass, eminent domain, oil and gas, ODNR, EPA and other real estate matters.

Michael 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 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America and was selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2009-2015.

Honors & Recognition

Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2019-2024)

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars (2009-2015)



University of Akron School of Law

University of Akron

Admissions – Court

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Professional Activities

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Medina County Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Community Involvement

Medina County Economic Development Corporation; Chair, Member Care Committee

The Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater Akron; Chair, Membership Committee

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Board of Trustees; Treasurer; Chair, Community Support and Services

Kinnect, Board of Directors; Chair, Programs Committee; Past President

County Advocates for Responsible Enterprise, Member

 Past Affiliations

Akron Bar Association, Lawyers-to-Law-Student Mentor Program, Member

Akron CYO Development Committee, Member

American Heart Association Heart Walk, Team Leader

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee, Member

Legal Aid Society, Brief Advice Clinic, Member

Medina County Young Professionals Association, Member

Phi Delta Phi, Member and Magister

William K. Thomas Inn of Court, Member

Medina Christian Academy Vision Committee, Member

News & Insights

External News & Publications

"Key strategies to avoid common partnership disputes," Crain's Cleveland Business, October 2017 

"Thinking about bringing on a partner? Hire an employee instead," Crain's Cleveland Business, April 2017 

"Designing Commercial Contracts with Care," Properties Magazine, February 2016

"Nexus Gas Transmission- what's coming down the pipeline?" Crain's Cleveland Business, September 2015



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