Jordan Savitz, a Senior Associate at JDKatz, was raised at the intersection of business and law: both of his parents were law school graduates and business owners. Growing up in an entrepreneurial environment, Mr. Savitz learned to love the challenges inherent in growing a successful business, and understood the importance of small business in the community.
At 16 Mr. Savitz formed his first business venture, OmniNoise Productions, which he used as a platform to showcase local musicians in three “Battle of the Bands” competitions. From there, he went on to the Boston University School of Management to where was educated on the nuances of business management, and gained first hand experience in finance at Merril Lynch, commercial real estate at Edens & Avant (now Edens), and branding from both Feld Entertainment (the parent company to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus), and Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Knowing that he wanted to be a business lawyer after college, Mr. Savitz obtained his JD/MBA in three years from the University of Baltimore.
Mr. Savitz leverages this background, and his passion for solving the challenges of entrepreneurship, to understand his clients’ business model and strategic objectives and to provide practical legal advice that hedges against current and future risks. Mr. Savitz advises clients in all stages of the business life cycle. He assists clients with matters including, but not limited to, choice of entity, complex operating and stockholder agreements, compliance with Rule 506 of Regulation D, real estate leasing, employment issues, website terms and conditions, trademark filing and disputes, complex contract drafting and negotiation, as well as stock and asset purchase agreements.
Outside of the office, Mr. Savitz serves as co-chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Community Outreach Committee, is a Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Social Media and Technology Committee, and was a member of the 2015-2016 Leadership Academy of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Mr. Savitz is a member of the Maryland State Bar, District of Columbia Bar Association and Virginia Bar Association.
Prior to joining JDKatz, Mr. Savitz was an associate at another Montgomery County law firm. In law school Mr. Savitz worked in-house at Octagon in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and for a boutique estate planning firm in Towson, Maryland. When he’s not working, Mr. Savitz enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and throwing the ball to his rescued dog Fenway.