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Jason Howard

Jason O. Howard


Mr. Howard joined McCormick Barstow LLP in 2014 and is a member of the Business Practice Group. He represents farmers and business owners in connection with all matters related to business formation, organization and dissolution, finance, sales and acquisitions.  Mr. Howard also provides a wide range of litigation, ethics law, Public Records Act and Brown Act compliance, finance, and transactional representation to counties, special districts, public agencies (including Groundwater Sustainability Agencies), and joint powers authorities.

Jason Howard

Mr. Howard’s practice draws on substantial experience in commercial real estate development, management, sales and leasing, and mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, corporate and business governance, and general business and corporate matters, including in the area of healthcare law.  Based on his work in estate planning and advocacy in both routine and contested estate and trust administrations, Mr. Howard is also able to provide insights on challenges arising from business succession issues.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Howard gained significant firsthand business experience while serving as an executive for a multinational transportation company, focusing on airport markets.

Mr. Howard is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California, and before all state and federal courts in the State of Indiana.

Juris Doctor, 2013 cum laude
Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
Dean’s Honors
Moot Court, Oral Advocacy Honors

Bachelor of Science, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, Los Angeles

Concentrating in Business, Corporate, Real Estate, Healthcare, Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Law.

Mr. Howard is a member of the State Bar of California, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Fresno County Bar Association.  He is a member of the American Health Law Association and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.

Mr. Howard is also a member and past Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section of the Fresno County Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Mr. Howard serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Break the Barriers.

Publications and Lectures

The Rise Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 2016 Combined Claims Conference, Garden Grove, CA, March 2016.

“Developments in Drone Law”, Fresno Business Journal, Law Journal, September 2015.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Howard has been selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star list (2020-2023).

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