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Jordana L. Jarjura
Jordana L. Jarjura is general counsel, and advises the company on all legal matters, including management of outside counsel. Jarjura draws upon her significant land use and local government law experience to assist with Gulf’s pursuit and management of government projects as well as to advise Gulf’s private sector clients on their entitlement goals.
In civic life, Jarjura serves as Deputy Vice-Mayor of the City of Delray Beach, Chair of the South Central Regional Wastewater and Disposal Treatment Board, and a Board Member of the Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
A former Director of Tripp Scott and Partner in Conrad & Scherer, Jarjura’s 11-year private practice focused on procurement, government contracts, land use, and local government regulation. Her most recent development projects included: site plan approval for a 175-room hotel; site plan approval for a 6-acre, 850-unit mixed-use marina and residential development; and site plan approval for a 210-unit luxury apartment building. Notably, she assisted with the successful defense of the largest shipyard in the U.S. against improper regulation by multiple government agencies at the local and state level. Jarjura first gained experience in government relations as an associate at Blosser & Sayfie, where she assisted with the representation of the historic Stranahan House at the local government level, before the Fourth DCA and in seeking Federal legislation for its preservation.
Jarjura has been AV-Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2010. Recent honors include:
Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2009 & 2010)
Daily Business Review – Top 40 under 40 (2014)
Lifestyle Media Group – Leaders in Law Finalist for Environmental Law (2014)
Fortune Magazine – Most Powerful Women in Business Issue (2015)
The South Florida Legal Guide – Top Up and Comer (2015 & 2016)
Leadership Florida Class XXXV (2016)
Prior to being elected to the Delray Beach City Commission in 2014, Jarjura served on Delray Beach’s Planning and Zoning Board and Fort Lauderdale’s Beach CRA Advisory Board, and was an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Lynn University’s College of Business and Management.
Jarjura earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, a law degree from Pepperdine University’s School of Law, and an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.