Lloyd j. Jordan

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Lloyd J. Jordan has over 35 years of experience in law He is the executive partner at the DC office of the law firm Motley Waller LLP. His practice areas include real estate and land use, government regulations, government contracts, and litigation. Moreover, Jordan has extensive litigation experience and has litigated cases throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

Lloyd has substantial experience in land use and development, property management, and building codes. He has served as the chief executive of a municipal entity responsible for development projects and financings. He has been involved in over $3 Billion in development and financings projects. He has served as the administrator of a municipal entity where he was responsible for all building and land development, housing laws and regulations, building codes, zoning and historic preservation. He has been successful in obtaining zoning variances and special exceptions. He represents several building management entities, including low- income and HUD regulated buildings.

He has significant experience as a regulatory attorney, having served as counsel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, States of Missouri and Louisiana. He served on the State of Missouri Transition Commission on Insurance Reform. Lloyd has served as receiver attorney having been appointed by courts in D&O and professional malpractice cases. He has served as a Co-Chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Insurance Regulations and has been defense and/or coverage counsel to some of the world’s largest insurance companies and government entities.

Mr. Jordan has substantial experience in the labor-management relations and litigation. Jordan’s understandings of labor- management issues from both management and labor sides of the equation is a powerful tool. He acquired his initial knowledge in labor when he served as counsel to local and national labor organizations including the AFL-CIO and SEIU. Subsequently, as his career changed, as he moved into executive management, he acquired additional labor relations experience from management prospective. In the District of Columbia, Jordan continued to work on labor- management issues, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements and the resolutions of labor matters with the AFGE and AFSCME. Mayor Anthony Williams appointed Jordan as a charter member of the District of Columbia’s newly created Labor- Management Council, where he helped shape the District’s labor- management policies.

2 Lloyd’s is an experience litigator. He has tried hundreds of case. As a skilled litigator he has tried a variety of matters, including: administrative-regulatory, real estate, product and tort defense, false claims defense, D & O, surety, and insurance defense claims.

Besides his work for Motley Waller LLP, Jordan served as the Chairman of the District of Columbia Board of Zoning Adjustment for five years. The Board is a quasi-judicial body responsible for applying District of Columbia zoning regulations and is empowered to provide real estate projects with relief from regulations when necessary. Also, the Board reviews decisions of the District’s Zoning Administrator to assure compliance with DC law. In this capacity, he has reviewed over 500 real estate projects in the District of Columbia.

Before re-entering private practice, Jordan served as the Director of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs for the District of Columbia. As the Director, he was responsible for ensuring all building and land development compliance with the District of Columbia’s laws. Jordan also served as a member of the District’s Economic Development Task Force and Technology Task Force. As Director, he served as the District’s Building Code Official and Historic Preservation Agent. In addition to its building and land regulatory function, the Department was responsible for regulating business, occupational, and professional licensing.

While in St. Louis, Jordan served as the Chairman of the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC). SLDC’s mission was to facilitate real estate development throughout the City of St. Louis. SLDC developed buildings, land, and water projects to bring all the City of St. Louis’s property into productive and effective use. SLDC managed and acquired properties obtained through the Land Reutilization Authority (LRA), the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA), and the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA). Further, SLDC, through the LRA, managed, maintained, marketed, and sold agency-owned vacant and abandoned buildings and property. Jordan also served as the President of the St. Louis Municipal Financing Corporation, which issued and managed real estate bond financing.

Jordan has served as outside counsel to the Resolution Trust Corporation, the federal agency charged with the liquidation of various federally insured financial institutions overly leveraged with non-producing real estate. He has been special development counsel to Birmingham, Alabama; Charlotte, North Carolina, and the US Virgin Islands.

Jordan is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Missouri, and Illinois. Moreover, he is admitted to 3 practicing before the United States Supreme Court. Jordan is also a member of several bar associations.

Jordan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and applied mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. He attended St. Louis University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Furthermore, he was a Danforth Foundation Fellow at Harvard University, a Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.


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