Jason R. Burke

Jason Burke

Jason R. Burke began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida prosecuting criminal cases. After several years representing corporations in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings, Jason joined the firm in 2000 bringing additional depth in Bankruptcy and Litigation. Born in West Point, NY, Jason attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Washington&Lee University for his law degree (cum laude). Jason has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by an annual survey of peers published by Indianapolis Monthly magazine, and has the highest professional rating (AV) by Martindale Hubbell.


Professional Experience

  • Represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases, including litigation involving claims of fraudulent transfers, preferences and subordination and reclassification issues
  • Represents businesses, banks, and individuals in commercial litigation
  • Represents financial institutions and borrowers regarding workouts, loan documentation and related business matters

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2000

Educational Background

  • University of Georgia, A.B., cum laude, 1991, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994

Professional and Charitable Organizations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member, Bankruptcy Law Section)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Indiana Association for Corporate Renewal
  • Best Lawyers 2016 – Bankruptcy and Creditor debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law & Commercial Litigation

Publications and Lectures

  • Author and Lecturer, “Bankruptcy Ethics and Retention of Professionals,” Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (December, 2004).
  • Author and Lecturer, “Recent Developments in Avoidance Actions,” Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (December, 2004).
  • Author, The Freedom of Contract vs. Patient’s Right to Choose Physician: Non-Competition Agreements in Physicians’ Employment Contracts, 43 Res Gestae 24 (September, 1999).

Published Cases

  • Board of Trustees, Sheet Metal Workers’ Nat. Pension Fund v. Elite Erectors, Inc., 212 F.3d 1031, C.A.7 (Ind., 2000)
  • Massey v. Baker O’Neal Holdings, Inc., 2006 WL 897880 (S.D.Ind., 2006)

Representative Cases

  • Represented Creditor’s Committee in multi-million dollar investment fraud Chapter 11. Supervised forty lawsuits on behalf of Committee and returned millions of dollars to the benefit of the unsecured creditors.
  • Represented large concrete manufacturer in defense of multi-million dollar anti-trust class action suit.
  • Represented Bank through a loan workout and sale of 200+ convenience store/ wholesale petroleum distributor. Secured Bank’s position through Chapter 11 bankruptcy and liquidation of debtor’s assets. Obtained full recovery for Bank of $23 million.
  • Represented minority stockholders in post-merger litigation. Defended stockholders against securities fraud allegations and negotiated buyout of clients’ shares in multi-million dollar transaction.
  • Represented Bank in bankruptcy and related litigation involving developer and investors for fraud with over nine million dollars in exposure. Guided Bank through bankruptcy, recovery, and claims against title insurance companies insuring title in companies involved in fraudulent transfers. Pursued multiple borrowers who provided credit to debtor on behalf of Bank.


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Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317.635.5005
Fax: 317.634.2501
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