Since 1984, Jordan Samuel has represented a diverse set of clients including individuals, home builders (national, regional and local), owner/developers, lenders, equity members, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, landlords and tenants in all aspects of development. He serves as an advisor and counsel to nationwide and local homebuilders, commercial developers and Fortune 500 companies and investment banks, including a large Wall Street investment bank, on topics both complex and small, including contracts, construction defects, new home litigation/arbitration/mediation, condominium warranty matters, subcontractor disputes, risk management and transactional conflicts.
Mr. Samuel has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiations for all aspects and all size commercial, mixed-use and residential projects. These include agreements by and between the owner/developer and the architect and the general contractor and other entities, subcontract agreements and either Purchase and Sale Agreements (on behalf of the buyer and seller) or commercial leases (on behalf of both the landlord and the tenant). This year alone Mr. Samuel has been involved in contracts valued well over One Billion Dollars.
He has experience in all area courts as well as with mediations, arbitrations, and other means of alternative dispute resolution. He has been selected and serves as an arbiter on the American Arbitration Association’s panel of neutrals and has served as an arbiter on a variety of real estate and construction defect related matters. He has also lectured lawyers and construction industry professionals on mold litigation and strategies for minimizing and allocating risk in commercial and residential construction projects. Mr. Samuel has spoken on risk management issues related to the construction of condominiums as well.
Mr. Samuel is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, an invitation-only honorary society of no more than 1200 practicing Fellows world-wide. He has been selected by his peers as being among the Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorneys in the Washington, D.C. metro area (Super Lawyers, 2012 -2022 editions) and has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, the highest rating available. Mr. Samuel graduated from Mary Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1981. He attended T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, where he was an Associate Editor on the Law Review and earned his JD in 1984. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.