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Jordan Flanders

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Jordan Flanders is an associate in our San Francisco office. She is a member of both the Land Use and the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Groups.

Her practice focuses on local government planning and zoning, renewable energy permitting, adaptive re-use, and land use litigation. Among a variety of projects, Jordan has particular experience guiding clients through land use challenges in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in matters involving the Subdivision Map Act, initiatives and referenda, affordable housing and the state density bonus law, development agreements, and historic preservation.

Jordan’s natural resource work has involved regulatory compliance and permitting matters under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Quality Act (NEPA), federal wetlands programs, federal and state endangered species laws, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s jurisdiction.

During law school, Jordan was a Judicial Extern for Justice Rothschild of the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles. She was also a volunteer law clerk at the New Orleans' Public Defenders Office. After law school, Jordan volunteered at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in the Community Housing Group.


Jordan received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, her M.St. in history from Oxford University, and her B.A. in classics, history, and politics from Colorado College.


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