Overview
Overview
Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Matters + Case Studies
Community Service
Extracurricular

Jordan is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of trusts & estates litigation, including will and trust contests and accountings, contested and uncontested Article 81 guardianship proceedings, and real estate litigation, including disputes between commercial landlords and tenants, disputes between neighbors, property damage, foreclosures, and boundary disputes. Jordan handles all aspects of a litigation, including pleadings, motions, oral argument, depositions, and trial, if necessary. Jordan prides himself on his tenacity and dedication to the firm’s clients.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; 2006
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S.; 2003

Admissions/Courts

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Awards + Recognitions

  • SuperLawyers® New York Metro Edition Rising Stars, 2017
  • Recipient of the Rising Star: 40 Under 40 Award honoring young professionals in Westchester County demonstrating excellence in their profession, 2016
  • Order of the Coif, 2006
  • Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution – Articles Editor

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

Presentations + Publications

“Battling Online Defamation: Navigating the Legal Avenues for Your Business”
The Knowledge Group
February, 2016
Speaker

“Decisions Give Glimmer of Hope to Internet Defamation Plaintiffs
NY Law Journal, December 2015

Matters

  • Successfully represented developer of a luxury subdivision in Westchester County, defeating an Article 78 action brought by neighbors seeking to stop the development. Won summary judgment on a separate fraud claim brought by nearby property owner seeking to further stall the development after the Article 78 proceeding had been dismissed.
  • Successfully represented step-granddaughter in a will contest where blood relatives challenged the decedent’s will, under which decedent bequeathed a majority of her estate to step-granddaughter. Successfully steered the parties into a mediation resulting in favorable resolution for our client.
  • After stepping in for prior counsel, who failed to seek and obtain a Yellowstone injunction, we obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a major supermarket chain which prevented the landlord from moving forward with eviction proceedings, thereby saving the assignment agreement contract that the client had just entered into with another large supermarket chain.

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester

Extracurricular

  • Jordan enjoys playing ice hockey and tennis.
  • But most of all, he enjoys chasing after his young children.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Neil Rimsky and Jordan Brooks presented before the Trusts & Estates Group of Citrin Cooperman, Accountants and Advisors, on the topic of Article 81 guardianship practice.
A common misconception about Article 81 guardianship proceedings is that medical evidence is of primary importance to the court’s determination of whether an alleged incapacitated person is, in fact, incapacitated.