Cole Schotz P.C.



Jordan A. Fisch
New York Office
1325 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019
T: 646-563-8933 / C: 646-245-1755 / F: 646-563-7933
Legal Practice Assistant: Tracy Campbell
T: 201-489-3000, ext. 5016


Jordan A. Fisch is co-chairman of the firm's Corporate Department and co-chairman of the firm's Restaurant and Hospitality and Cannabis Law Practice Groups, and a member of the Real Estate Department and Real Estate Special Opportunities Practice Group.

Jordan’s corporate practice consists of counseling buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions, issuers and investors in debt and equity offerings, and lenders and borrowers on both secured and asset-based credit facilities. Jordan’s practice also includes counseling many closely held and family-owned businesses, providing those businesses with general corporate advice.

In addition to his corporate practice, Jordan has developed a niche practice in the representation of restauranteurs and restaurant groups in connection with structuring and organizational matters, the acquisition, financing (debt and equity) and wind-down of restaurants, and employment matters, and Jordan has expanded the breadth of his corporate practice to encompass counseling clients with respect to corporate matters attendant to the nascent cannabis market.

Jordan’s real estate practice is national in scope and consists of counseling opportunity funds in joint ventures, the acquisition and disposition of secured debt--including distressed debt, the making of investments in junior and participating interests in secured debt and senior and mezzanine commercial mortgage financing.

A Member of the firm since 2000, Jordan has acted as lead counsel or played a prominent role in the following transactions:

Corporate and Restaurant/Hospitality Transactions

  • The sale of an insurance and underwriting agency for over $70 million inclusive of earn-out payments;
  • A consumer retail products company in the sale of all of its assets;
  • An industrial products manufacturer in the sale of its business;
  • The restructuring of an $11.5 million credit facility for a specialty industrial products manufacturer;
  • A health care provider in an approximately $23 million asset-based credit facility;
  • A private equity firm in the disposition of a portfolio company engaged in the providing of retail software and retail POS software;
  • A private equity firm in an industry rollup involving the consolidation of a portfolio company engaged in the sale of consumer retail products and subsequent financing of the newly formed venture; and
  • The formation and structuring of a prominent restaurant group and opening of several acclaimed New York City restaurants.
  • Executive Employment Agreements with Celebrity Chefs
  • Financing of the construction and build-out of several restaurant sites for a New York City based restaurant group
  • General representation of a craft brewery with respect to general corporate matters including investor relations with its lead investor

Real Estate Transactions

  • Represented a real estate opportunity fund in a joint venture with respect to a $78 million acquisition of two industrial properties spanning 613,000 square-feet;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition of an over $150 million participating interest in a first mortgage loan secured by a 3 Class A office building portfolio in Virginia and subsequent disposition of a senior interest in said loan;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the mezzanine financing of a New York City office building;
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the funding of an approximately $30 million loan secured by a first mortgage lien against a shopping center in Hawaii; and
  • A real estate opportunity fund in the origination of several securitized commercial mortgage loans secured by properties throughout the United States.

Consistently awarded high marks for the quality of his legal work and practical advice, Jordan has garnered professional accolades from New York Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in AmericaNew Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, and Martindale-Hubbell.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.   See Award Methodology.

Jordan has been profiled in Real Estate Weekly for his extensive experience in real estate, opportunity funds in joint ventures, acquisition and disposition of secured and distressed debt, and mezzanine commercial mortgage financing.

Jordan has been quoted in The New York Times for his counsel of a client in the wind down of several well regarded New York City restaurants and in The Record,, NJBiz, and the New Jersey Law Journal with respect to the firm’s launch of its Cannabis Law Practice Group. Jordan is also a contributor to restaurant and hospitality trade publications such as FSR Magazine and Restaurant Startup & Growth.

He earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.



Port Carteret bought out in midst of waterfront redevelopment

As published in: My Central Jersey December 7, 2018

Wake Up Call: Lawyers, Law Firms, Deals

As published in: Bloomberg Big Law Business December 6, 2018

Cole Schotz Guides V. Paulius' $90M NJ Port Deal

As published in: Law360 December 4, 2018

NJ marijuana legalization prospects have lawyers getting serious about weed

As published in: March 17, 2018

Wake Up Call: U.K. Politicians Demand Law Firms Restate Pay Gap Data

As published in: Big Law Business March 6, 2018

Cole Schotz Starts Marijuana Practice, Anticipating Legalization in NJ

As published in: New Jersey Law Journal March 6, 2018

Riker Danzig, Cole Schotz Launch NJ Cannabis Practices

As published in: Law360 March 5, 2018

Cole Schotz creates group focused on cannabis law

As published in: NJBIZ March 5, 2018

Savanna Lands $100M Construction Financing For Midtown Office Project

As published in: GlobeSt September 13, 2017

Leo Leyva, John Park, Jordan Fisch, Jeff Schecter and Patrick Quinn represented Dino & Sons Realty Corp.

As published in: Commercial Property Executive March 29, 2017

Cole Schotz Restaurant & Hospitality Group recognized in Law360

As published in: Law360 February 21, 2017



Know Your Appetite

NYC Hospitality Alliance February 7, 2019

Christopher J. Caslin and Jordan A. Fisch
Structuring a Restaurant Group for Success

FSR Magazine February 17, 2016

Jordan A. Fisch
A Protective Structure

Restaurant Startup & Growth January 2016

Jordan A. Fisch
NYC Health Department Regulates Sushi Preparation

Corporate Law Monitor August 17, 2015

Jordan A. Fisch and Joseph A. Armenti
Don't Get Burned in Your Kitchen

FSR Magazine January 26, 2015

Jordan A. Fisch
Advice for Winding Down Your Restaurant

Restaurant Hospitality and November 28, 2011

Jill B. Bienstock and Jordan A. Fisch
Reserve the Right to Appoint Your Own Special Servicer

Real Estate Finance & Investment March 15, 2010

Jordan A. Fisch and Leo V. Leyva
Indemnification Insomnia

New Jersey Law Journal Is the negotiation of your client's Stock Purchase Agreement keeping you up at night? July 31, 2006

Jordan A. Fisch