Revered Attorney, Ally and Friend

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Throughout the 90+ year history of our firm, there have been certain individuals whose contributions have elevated the firm’s reputation, have ushered in the next phase of evolution and growth, and further established the firm’s culture of camaraderie and professionalism. These are the individual’s whose fingerprints mark our institution with the same permanence as the brick and mortar that gives our firm its very foundation. And, it is these same individuals who mold an impression into our hearts that no amount of time could erase.

Throughout the 24-year tenure of Jordan A. Fisch, he has been a courageous and kind leader that embodies these sentiments to their very core. It is with a deep and profound sadness that we announce his passing.

“The passing of Jordan Fisch is a tragedy beyond words. He made an indelible mark as a friend, partner and mentor, and he will never be forgotten at Cole Schotz,” remarked Michael D. Sirota, Managing Member Emeritus of Cole Schotz.

This sentiment is echoed by Co-Managing Shareholder Samuel Weiner, “Jordan Fisch was a fine attorney and one of the best partners I’ve ever had. I will surely miss him. I know the whole firm is rocked and I have lost a very, very close friend. I will miss him and I love him.”

Jordan joined the firm in 2000 as an associate in the Corporate Department. Tenacious and driven, Jordan was ultimately elevated to Co-Chair of the Corporate Department, a position he held for over a decade. Additionally, Jordan co-founded and co-chaired the firm’s Restaurant & Hospitality and Cannabis Industry Groups.

Co-Managing Shareholder Warren A. Usatine remembers fondly, “Jordan came over to the firm while we were both still associates. In a short amount of time, he was identified as the next superstar, young lawyer and future leader of the firm’s corporate department. Even though he didn’t begin his career with us, the instant bond that was created over the years made it feel as if Jordan had been with us the whole time. Now 24 years later, it’s incredibly hard to process that he’s no longer physically here but what’s clear to all of us is that Jordan has left an undeniable mark on the firm and its history.”

“Jordan was a phenomenal partner, co-chair, attorney and friend. He was a cheerleader for Cole Schotz and the Corporate Department. He worked hard, while always making time for having fun and enjoying life. Jordan made a mark on our whole Cole Schotz family. He is, and will continue to be, deeply missed,” shares fellow Corporate Department Co-Chair, Jennifer Horowitz.

Jordan’s contributions to the firm and legal profession are plentiful but it is clear that Jordan will be most remembered for the gifts of his friendship, kindness and sense of humor.

His colleagues reminisce –

“What truly set him apart from others, over all these years, was his infectious, humorous, and good-natured personality that naturally drew people to him.” – Marc Press, former Member of the Corporate Department.

“The thing I will miss the most are our walks home from the office where we caught up on work, family, friends. I will miss him a lot. Rest in peace, Jordan.” – Gary A. Phillips, Member of the Tax, Trusts & Estates Department.

“No one could question his unique sense of humor and his ability to make you laugh through his sarcasm. He was an optimistic person in and out of the office. Although the last few months were very tough on him, he would still respond positively to text and email messages when checking in on him. It is a big loss for the firm but an even bigger loss for the New York office. He will be truly missed by all. Farewell friend.” – Chetram Deola, New York Branch Office Manager.

“There are no words to describe Jordan except what an extraordinary decent, kind, funny, caring, and loving person he was who had an awesome smile. He was so full of life and had such a great sense of humor and knew how to brighten up your day.” – Tracy Campbell, Legal Practice Assistant to Jordan Fisch.

A loving husband and father, Jordan is survived by his wife, Laura Goldstein, his sons, Jaron and Jaylan, his two stepdaughters, Abigail and Caroline, and countless additional family and friends. Our hearts are with them all during this time.

Born in Livingston, New Jersey, Jordan graduated from Livingston High School in 1988, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1992 and the University of Miami School of Law in 1995. He was an associate at Ravin, Sarasohn, Cook, Baumgarten, Fisch and Rosen, P.C. of Roseland until joining Cole Schotz P.C. in February 2000.

Jordan will be forever held in high-esteem and remembered fondly. He leaves behind a void in our hallways and in our hearts.

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