Since 1984 Jordan Samuel has represented a diverse set of clients including individuals, home builders (national, regional and local), owner/developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, landlords and tenants in all aspects of development. He serves as an advisor and counsel to nationwide and local homebuilders and commercial developers 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 and residential projects. These include agreements by and between the owner/developer and the architect and the general contractor, 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).

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 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, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating and has been selected by his peers as being among the top construction lawyers in the Washington, D.C. metro area (Super Lawyers, 2012 -2016 editions).

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