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Jason M. Lee

Partner

T: 317.453.8669 | Mobile: 317.201.5253
F: 317.630.2790
E: jlee@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Marisa Vanek

T: 317.237.0500
E: mvanek@lewiswagner.com

Biography

An attorney in the business and commercial transactions practice group, Jason concentrates his practice in business services and transactions, real estate, and estate planning. Jason’s practice focuses on representing individuals and businesses in a variety of areas, including business transactions, business succession planning, and commercial, industrial, and residential real estate acquisitions, leasing and financing.

Jason has represented landlords and tenants in office, retail, industrial and warehouse leasing, including retail, office, residential and industrial mixed-use projects and build to suit leases.

Jason has also represented businesses with an array of commercial contracts and employment issues, non-compete, confidentiality and supply agreements and a variety of services contracts.

Experience

Representative Experience:
Business Services
  • Represented large privately held insurance agency regarding corporate, transactional and executive matters, including numerous acquisitions.
  • Represented closely held companies in stock transactions involving valued employees and succession planning.
  • Represented multiple buyers of established veterinarian practices, including the transfer and assignment of real estate, contracts and employees.
  • Served as counsel for the minority owner in the purchase of a closely held dental practice group.
  • Represented multiple restaurant owners in sale of assets and start up of restaurant / bars.

Commercial Lending & Financing Services
  • Represented borrower in obtaining $17.8 million aggregate credit facility, including term loans and revolving line of credit.
  • Served as local counsel for real estate holding company’s $19 million re-financing from private lender.
  • Represented borrower in negotiating loan forbearance and settlement agreement and restructure of $6.1 million loan.

Real Estate
  • Handled build-to-suit lease for retail grocer in downtown metropolitan mixed use development.
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition of multi-million dollar shopping center.
  • Represented multiple landlords of shopping centers in all retail leasing needs.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations and lease disputes.
  • Represented multiple real estate holding companies in formation and compliance matters.
  • Served as trial and appellate counsel in the case Marsh Supermarkets, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., 987 N.E. 2d 72 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013), trans. Denied (Breach of long-term lease in which judgment of $19,563,933 was entered in favor of Marsh after a 7 day trial. Judgment award included pre-trial interest and attorney fees incurred by Marsh and was affirmed by the Indiana Court of Appeals. Marsh was awarded the present value of its damages for an 18-year lease, prevailing party attorney fees through entry of judgment, and post-judgment interest totaling $22,496, 918).

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV
  • Listed In Rising Stars, Indiana Super Lawyers©, 2009–2010, 2012-2017
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PSC State and Local Tax Award, for demonstrating exceptional ability in the area of state and local taxation law, 2005.
 

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association 
    • Member, Bar Leader Series XII, 2015 

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Leadership United, Class of 2017

In The News

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2006

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2006

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, B.A., 2002