Jordan Smith is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Industry group.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2015, Mr. Smith was a junior architect at a New York City architecture firm, and worked on development projects and master plans across the northeastern U.S. and India. Mr. Smith then earned a masters of regional planning in city and regional planning from Cornell University, with a concentration in land use and environmental planning. Mr. Smith is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Mr. Smith’s work focuses on land-use law and complex mixed-use development work in and around the Boston area. Highlights of his recent work include: 

  • Ongoing zoning and permitting work for a 350,000 square foot lab development in Somerville.
  • Drafting agreements and analyzing Planned Development Area zoning for 1 million square foot development consisting of ground lease and air rights in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Zoning and permitting analysis for private developer of a residential development in Needham, Massachusetts on 6.0 acres for a 136-unit development including 40B.
  • Analyzing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), State Implementation Plan (SIP), and federal Clean Air Act (CAA) as the basis for policy development by a Massachusetts state agency.
  • Drafting strategy memorandum for 320-acre land-use project involving MEPA issues, Massachusetts Article 97 land swap, Home Rule petition, and rezoning and permitting.
  • Representing the investor in the acquisition of a 15-acre medical facility for redevelopment, requiring analyses of bankruptcy, title reversion, and tolling agreements.


While attending law school, Mr. Smith was a senior editor on the Boston College Law Review, and interned for the Honorable Judith C. Cutler of the Massachusetts Land Court Department.






J.D., 2015
Boston College Law School

(cum laude)

M.R.P., 2012
Cornell University
B.A., 2006
Wesleyan University



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