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Jordan B.


"We work together to ensure clients receive comprehensive answers to their legal inquiries."


Corporate and Business, Employment and Workforce Management, Real Estate

JORDAN B. SEGAL is a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate and Employment Practice Groups. Prior to joining Maddin Hauser, he was the general counsel for a national real estate developer headquartered in Troy, Michigan, where he provided legal advice regarding all aspects of commercial real estate development including zoning, permitting, construction, acquisitions, sales, commercial leases, title review, entity formation, corporate maintenance, and project financing.

Jordan has extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of business and employment matters, frequently drafting employee noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements as well as architectural, engineering, and construction contracts. He also works with companies to protect valuable proprietary information by reviewing data security, privacy policies, and internal procedures. Additionally, Jordan counsels startup businesses on corporate structuring and investor relations requirements.

An avid legal writer and speaker, Jordan has been published frequently throughout his career in academic and business journals including Michigan Business Law Journal, Compliance Today, and Cooley Law Review. His articles and presentations include vital business legal insight on topics such as corporate data security, nondisclosure agreements, nonprofits, and cannabis law.

Jordan is active in the Business Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association. He is admitted to the bar in Michigan and Maryland.


The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctor, 2008

  • The George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board President, 2007-2008
  • Independent Writing, Hedge Funds and the Fiduciary Duties of Trust Administrators, Fall 2007
  • Represented clients with the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic before the D.C. Office of Employment Services and the Virginia Employment Commission to appeal the denial of public welfare benefits.

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science, cum laude, 2002
Senior Honors Thesis, The Contradictions of International Law, 2002

  • Amherst College Parliamentary Debate Team, Vice-President, 2001-2002
  • Kellogg Award for Excellence in Public Speaking, 2002
  • Latham Scholarship Award Winner, 1998

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Michigan Bar Association

State Bar of Maryland

  • “In-House Counsel’s Role in Corporate Data Security,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Spring 2021)
  • “Contract Issues in Closely Held Businesses,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Winter, 2020)
  • “Legal Best Practices for Nonprofits in the COVID Era,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Fall, 2020)
  • “Dear Upjohn: The Need for Effective Corporate Miranda Warnings,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Spring, 2020)
  • “Just the (Ipso) Fact(o)s, Ma’am,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Winter, 2019)
  • “Disclosing the Ins and Outs of Nondisclosure Agreements,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Fall, 2019)
  • Co-edited the Cannabis Law Edition, Michigan Bar Journal (August, 2018)
  • “Fiduciary Duties in Closely Held Entities: Litigation Strategies for Plaintiffs and Defendants,” Strafford CLE Webinar (June 13, 2018)
  • “How to Respond When Ransomware Catches You Off Guard,” Compliance Today (December, 2017)
  • “In My Defense: The Author on the 25th Anniversary of the Michigan Sales Representative Commission Act,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Winter, 2017)
  • “Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation,” 2016 Edition American Bar Association (November 30, 2016)
  • “Litigation in a HITECH World,” Michigan Bar Journal (November, 2016)
  • “Health Care Quality Improvement Act: Peer Review, Procedure, Process, and Privacy,” Cooley Law Review (October, 2016)
  • “A Legal Perspective on External Peer Review,” Compliance Today (August, 2016)
  • “Compliance Officers: Peer Review Disclosure or Patient Privacy,” HCCA CLE Webinar (May 25, 2016)
  • “Can’t We All Get Along?: Fiduciary Duties in the Corporate and LLC Context,” Michigan Business Law Journal (Spring, 2016)



Restricting Employees from Competition and Solicitation: Considerations for Complying with and Seeking to Enforce Restrictive Provisions in Agreements,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites (2022)

What’s the Worst that Can Happen? Protecting Employers with a Comprehensive Data Protection Plan,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites (2022)