James B.


With more than 30 years of diverse and extensive experience in commercial real estate, Jim Jordan guides his clients in complex transactions of all types, including purchase and sale, lending, development, leasing and joint venture matters. Jim’s clients are located throughout the United States and are involved in all aspects of commercial real estate projects—office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use.

As part of his practice, Jim regularly advises on transactions involving partnerships, limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and corporations, and he understands the structuring and organizational aspects of each entity type. 

Over the course of his career, Jim has seen commercial real estate transactions become more complicated and complex. He has represented lenders, borrowers, owners and tenants in distressed real estate transactions including workouts, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Jim chairs the firm’s Retail Team and devotes substantial time to retail development and leasing matters. He represents developers and retailers in diverse product types ranging from freestanding facilities to neighborhood and power-center developments to enclosed regional malls.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of real estate (2004-2016)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of real estate (2009-2012, 2015)

Recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? in the area of real estate (2008-2012)

Recipient, George A. Pindar Award, State Bar of Georgia Real Property Law Section (2015)

Professional Activities

Co-Chair, Legal Opinion Committee, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia (1997, 2008-2009)
Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Chair, Executive Committee, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia (1999)
Member, Executive Committee, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia (1992-2000)
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Member, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Order of the Coif 
  • B.B.A., with highest honors, University of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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