Jason Shade concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights law, real estate law, construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Shade has worked extensively with special servicers in wide-ranging commercial mortgage-backed security matters including foreclosure, receiverships, defense of borrower litigation and guarantor recovery. Mr. Shade has also represented creditors and other parties in preference suits, lien avoidance actions and other various bankruptcy claims and has handled several multi-family housing loan workouts.
In addition to his bankruptcy/creditors’ rights practice, Mr. Shade has represented general contractors, subcontractors and owners in all aspects of construction disputes before courts and arbitration panels. He has also represented various clients in a vast array of real estate, corporate and commercial disputes. Finally, Mr. Shade has represented many different employers in all aspects of employment litigation including, but not limited to, the defense of workers’ compensation claims in both Tennessee and North Carolina.
Formerly associated with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz in its Tri-Cities office, Mr. Shade is a founding member of Ensley, Baker & Shade, PLLC.
Professional Honors & Activities
Listed in Mid-South Rising Stars for Business Litigation, 2013-2014
Named to the Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA’s Top 40 under 40, 2012
Pro Bono Outstanding Service Award- 2015
Recipient – Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz’s 2010 Johnson City Office Pro Bono Award
Member – Tennessee, North Carolina and American Bar Associations
Member- Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Panel Attorney
Board Member- Skycrafter’s, Inc.
Board Member- Keystone Dental Care
FAA Licensed Private Pilot, Instrument Rated
North Carolina, 2002
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2009
United State Tax Court, 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2017
University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2001