Jordan B. Dorrestein
A member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Jordan has spent his career representing clients in complex matters involving: securities and investment fraud; insurance fraud (including STOLI and life settlement matters); derivative actions brought by investors, members, and shareholders in business entities; corporate dissolution suits; commercial contract litigation; and multi-party construction defect claims. His track record of achieving excellent results has afforded him the distinction of being selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for six consecutive years from 2016 through 2021 as well as being repeatedly selected by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer for his work in litigation since 2018.
Jordan brings his business litigation experience to bear in his business law practice and routinely advises clients in the following matters: entity selection and formation; preparation of operating, partnership and stockholder agreements; intellectual property rights and trademarks; contract drafting and interpretation; dissolution agreements; asset and business purchases/sales; corporate governance; and, other day-to-day business matters.
Some of Jordan’s more notable litigation results have included:
- Obtaining court approval of a derivative action settlement valued at over $7,500,000.00 for the benefit of over 65 investors;
- Securing a directed verdict for a client sued for fraud relative to a $4,000,000.00 land purchase agreement;
- Representing an elderly woman sued for breach of a $1,000,000.00 construction contract, Jordan obtained a ruling that it was the party suing his client who breached his duties and a corresponding award of damages for his client;
- After successfully obtaining dismissal of all claims against clients sued for the alleged mismanagement of the plaintiff’s $1,300,000.00 investment in a hedge fund, Jordan prepared a winning appellate brief that resulted in the appellate court affirming those dismissals.
Northern Illinois University
Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, summa cum laude
Northern Illinois University – College of Law
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
Fox River Business Alliance
NIU College of Law Mentor Program
States: Illinois, Colorado
U.S. District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, General Bar and Federal Trial Bar; Northern District of Indiana; District of Colorado.
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (2015 – present)
Fox River Business Alliance (2013 – present)
Kane County Bar Association (2012 – present)
Illinois State Bar Association (2012 – present)
Colorado Bar Association (2009 – present)
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2010 – 2013)