Attorney Spotlight – Jason O. Howard
What is your practice area emphasis? Real estate, business formation and governance, contract negotiating and drafting, and growing ag industry and healthcare law practices. I also have a fairly strong estate planning practice, which regularly proves to be an added value for my business clients.
What made you want to be a lawyer? Growing up, my parents nicknamed me “the judge” because I was often the first person in my family to argue the inequities of a particular situation, even when it sometimes meant a stiffer sentence for me. I think this sense of objectivity stayed with me into adulthood and ultimately informed my decision to become an attorney.
What is the most valuable thing a lawyer can do for their clients? Listen, and focus on finding the specific solution to a particular need.
What is your favorite thing about McCormick Barstow? The resources available to me, both in terms of the depth of knowledge embodied by the firm and the impressive range of talent represented by the staff and attorneys who have made their careers here.
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be? A large animal veterinarian.
What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Traveling, especially to the coast or Shaver Lake with my family.
Mr. Howard joined McCormick Barstow in 2014 and is a member of its Business Practice Group. He represents clients in real estate development and management, commercial leasing, confidentiality and nondisclosure issues, intellectual property clearance and registration, secured transactions, contract negotiation and drafting, corporate and business governance, and other general business and corporate matters, including healthcare law. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Howard gained significant business experience while serving as an executive for a multinational transportation company, focusing on airport markets. For Mr. Howard’s full resume, please click here.