Jason T. Confair is the Firm’s Managing Partner. Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Jason’s combination of business acumen, communication skills, technical expertise, and litigation experience allows him to meet the complex challenges and needs that businesses, government institutions, and the leaders of those organizations face.
Jason has built his reputation on successfully resolving complicated matters by quickly cutting to the heart of the issue and then developing, forcefully communicating, and effectively executing creative and efficient solutions for problems. In broadest terms, Jason’s practice involves work on substantial transactions and complex commercial litigation for both private concerns and public institutions.
Business and Transactional Practice.
Jason has represented business concerns ranging from closely-held professional practices to household name companies in numerous seven and eight figure transactions including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, equity and debt restructurings and re-financings, domestic and international distribution arrangements, and all manner of real estate transactions. He is especially skilled at executing complex acquisitions, and has helped the Firm’s clients acquire ongoing concerns in a wide range of market sectors, from heavy manufacturing, to professional services, to commodities trading.
Jason is also well-known for his public sector business law expertise. Among other things, he has served as an expert witness who has prepared and delivered testimony and legal analysis to committees of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and as a legal adviser for the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. He is known for his work in helping school districts and municipalities throughout the Commonwealth implement the restructuring of tax collections under Act 32 of 2008, which was recently deemed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as the “most significant change to local government operations in a generation.” In representing public sector business concerns, Jason has handled everything from mergers of public entities to structuring regulations and agreements governing the collection, collateralization, accounting, and distribution of over a half billion dollars each year in school district and municipal tax revenues.
Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.
Jason has a practice focus on complex commercial litigation. He has litigated in a lead role before numerous Federal District Courts, every Pennsylvania appellate court, common pleas courts throughout the Commonwealth, and numerous federal, state, and local government agencies. A number of the cases Jason has handled have received national or statewide publicity, and have been written about by media outlets such as Forbes, Law 360, The Legal Intelligencer, and news outlets throughout the Commonwealth.
As a civil defense attorney, Jason has defeated everything from putative nationwide class actions alleging consumer fraud, to “bet the organization” litigations, to professional malpractice claims, to injunctive relief claims, to administrative complaints filed with government agencies.
As a civil plaintiffs’ lawyer, Jason earned admission to the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum for his work in recovering seven figures in a mass litigation brought on behalf of a coalition of school districts and municipalities. As a special prosecutor, Jason is the primary architect of a criminal tax fraud prosecution program. That program has generated substantial new tax revenues for school districts and municipalities by holding unscrupulous employers accountable for misappropriating taxes withheld from employee paychecks and for committing similar offenses. All told, in his capacities as a civil plaintiffs’ lawyer and special prosecutor, Jason has helped recover millions of dollars and has obtained multiple six and seven figure recoveries for businesses, school districts, and municipalities.
- Pennsylvania State University, B.A. 2003
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. 2007 (Merit Scholarship)
- Chief Justice Ralph Cappy, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2005
- Senior Judge Patrick Tamilia, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2006-2008
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
From 2013 through 2015, Jason served as the Chair of the Corporate, Business, and Bankruptcy Law Section of the Lancaster Bar Association and he has served a number of times on the Association’s Judiciary Committee. He has given dozens of professional credit and other seminars on business and tax law matters for organizations such as the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Business Officials, and the National Business Institute, and he has spoken in venues throughout the Commonwealth. Jason serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Stone Independent School, a local progressive secondary school that is one of the most innovative educational institutions in the Commonwealth.
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