40 Under 40 Category: Legal Services
Jordan Klein routinely advises banks, finance companies, and other lenders in complex credit transactions. He has extensive experience with various types of debt financings, including asset-based lending and cash-flow transactions, senior secured first lien and second lien loan financings, unitranche loan financings, and mezzanine loan financings. In addition, Jordan represents financial institutions in troubled loans/distressed lending transactions, loan workouts, restructurings, and debtor-in-possession financings. His practice also includes negotiating various intercreditor and subordination agreements in 1st lien/2nd lien, split collateral, and mezzanine financing scenarios.
Jordan has represented banks, finance companies, other lenders, and borrowers in complex financings, including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition financings, debtor-in-possession financings, exit financings, and in troubled loan restructurings and workouts.
At 35, Jordan was the youngest winner of D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” Award in 2016, in the Banking & Finance category. He has also previously been named an “Outstanding Lawyer Under 40” by the Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of Dallas.
Jordan is a mentor to many associates at the firm, and serves on the Dallas office’s Recruiting Committee. He is involved in various charitable organizations around Dallas, and also performs pro bono work at the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Clinic from time to time, assisting low-income individuals with little-to-no means to afford legal services. Additionally, he is a member of The Texas Exes, the alumni association for the University of Texas at Austin, and a member of The Finance Forum, a networking forum for finance professional.
In 2003, Jordan earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, and in 2006, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.
When informed he was one of the SFNet 40 Under 40 recipients, Jordan replied, “I don’t care which path in life you choose - in my experience, if you don’t have people that care enough about you to invest in your development, whether in the form of teachers, mentors, colleagues, or others, it’s going to be an uphill battle. I am and have been incredibly fortunate to know and work with some of the greatest mentors, clients, and colleagues - all of whom have helped to bring me along as a person and as an attorney. This award honors those people - because it helps to validate the considerable time and effort they put into developing me, both personally and professionally.”
His nominator, John Garda, administrative partner in the Dallas office of K&L Gates, said, “We are so proud of Jordan for being selected as a 40 Under 40 - Legal Services by the SFNet. Jordan is all about client service, and this recognition is a testament to his commitment to excellence in the profession. A well-earned honor to a wonderful lawyer that leads by example.
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