Jordan's practice focuses on land-use law and complex mixed-use development work in and around the Boston area. He has experience representing property owners, developers, REITs, investors, universities, and other clients in the permitting of labs, office buildings, multifamily projects, hotels, and corporate and educational campuses in and around Massachusetts. Jordan also regularly conducts large-scale diligence of all permitting items including local, state, and federal approvals in the context of advising on investments in development projects in and around Boston. Additionally, he advises on and negotiates land-use agreements, including abutter and reciprocal easement agreements. He previously has significant experience with the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties located across the United States.

Prior to practicing law, Jordan was a junior architect at a New York City architecture firm and worked on development projects and master plans across the northeastern U.S. and India. He earned a masters of regional planning in city and regional planning from Cornell University, with a concentration in land use and environmental planning. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Representative Client Work

  • Ongoing permitting and land-use work relating to the development of over 1 million square feet of new construction in Somerville, including (i) a 315,000 square foot life science building in Boynton Yards, (ii) a 250,000 square foot life science building in Davis Square, (iii) a 350,000 square foot lab development in Brickbottom, and (iv) a multi-family residential building and a life science project in East Somerville
  • Ongoing permitting and land-use work for multiple life science projects in Boston relating to the development of (i) three life science buildings on a 4.5 acre site in the South Boston Marine Park, (ii) multiple life science buildings on a 16.5 acre site in Dorchester, (iii) a 400,000 square foot life science building in Downtown Boston, and (iv) a 300,000 square foot life science building in South Boston
  • Ongoing permitting and land-use work for a local university for a new ten-year master plan, redevelopment of an athletics field and complex, and a new dormitory and student center
  • Ongoing permitting and land-use work for a single client relating to multiple life science/office/industrial buildings within 14 acres of land straddling Brickbottom and Inner Belt
  • Ongoing permitting and land-use representation of multiple large-scale multi-family housing developments in Everett
  • Ongoing permitting and land-use work for the permitting of a 625,000 square foot office building in Back Bay
  • Ongoing permitting and land-use representation of affordable housing developer for projects located in Cambridge and Templeton
  • Drafting agreements and analyzing Planned Development Area zoning for 1 million square foot development consisting of ground lease and air rights in Boston
  • Zoning and permitting analysis for private developer of a residential development in Needham on 6.0 acres for a 136-unit development including 40B
  • Analyzing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), State Implementation Plan (SIP), and federal Clean Air Act (CAA) as the basis for policy development by a Massachusetts state agency
  • Drafting strategy memorandum for 320-acre land-use project involving MEPA issues, Massachusetts Article 97 land swap, Home Rule petition, and rezoning and permitting
  • Representing the investor in the acquisition of a 15-acre medical facility for redevelopment, requiring analyses of bankruptcy, title reversion, and tolling agreements

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School
  • M.R.P., Cornell University
  • B.A., Wesleyan University

Awards & Honors

  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2022)



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