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Jorden Law Firm

Real Estate. Land Use and Zoning. Native American Law. Environmental Law.

About Our Firm

Jorden Law Firm’s three principal's – Doug Jorden, Elizabeth Alongi, and Sandi Corn – have worked together for many years at a prior firm. Jorden Law Firm was created to retain these strong relationships and to continue to provide seamless service to the clients Doug, Elizabeth, and Sandi have represented over the years. Real estate, land use and zoning, Native American law, and environmental law have been and will continue to be the firm’s primary areas of focus.

Various complex and simple real estate matters, including the buying and selling of properties (vacant and developed), leasing, and financing will remain a firm priority. Land-use activities include involvement in master planning, zoning, variances and use permits, development agreements, building permit matters, design review issues, and various other entitlements and development approvals. Representation of a tribal entity/industrial park forms the cornerstone of the firm’s Native American law practice. The firm’s environmental practice is centered around work for a national waste management company.

Meet Doug Jorden

Doug practices in the areas of land use, zoning, municipal law, real estate, environmental, and Native American law. Mr. Jorden's clients include local governments, developers, an industrial park located on Native American land, and other persons with real estate, land use, and environmental concerns. Mr. Jorden was town attorney in Paradise Valley, Arizona from 1978 to 1982. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Community Involvement

Doug has served as Zoning Hearing Officer for the City of Phoenix and currently sits as a hearing officer for Maricopa County, Arizona on development-related matters. He has served as Chair of the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission and Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Doug was on the Regional Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute based in Denver, Colorado for over 20 years and is co-author of Arizona Land Use Law, the treatise on Arizona zoning and land use law published by the State Bar of Arizona. He has lectured on land use and environmental issues on behalf of the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Planning Association, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute.

Education

  • J.D. at the University of Arkansas
  • B.A. at the University of Arkansas

Licensure & Affiliations

  • Licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Colorado and Arkansas
  • Member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, and State Bar of California
  • Member of the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter

Meet Elizabeth Alongi

Elizabeth Alongi practices in the areas of real estate, business, land use, zoning, and Native American law. Ms. Alongi's clients include developers, construction/engineering companies, an industrial park located on Native American land, and other persons with real estate, land use, and business concerns. Before joining a law firm, Ms. Alongi served as a law clerk for the Honorable James B. Sult of the Arizona Court of Appeals. While attending law school at the University of Arizona, Ms. Alongi was a managing editor of the Arizona Law Review.

Community Involvement

Ms. Alongi serves on the board of directors of the Salt River Brass. She has also provided pro bono assistance to self-represented parties in appeals before the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Education

  • J.D. (cum laude) at the University of Arizona
  • B.A. (cum laude) at Benedictine College

Licensure & Affiliations

  • Licensed to practice in Arizona
  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for Arizona and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the State Bar of Arizona and the American Bar Association.

Meet Sandi Corn

Sandi graduated from Phoenix College with her Associates Degree in Applied Science for Paralegal Studies. Her paralegal career began in 2002 at Jorden, Bischoff, McGuire & Rose, P.L.C., a predecessor of the Jorden Law Firm. She gained extensive experience in municipal and transactional law in her work with a former partner. In 2013, Sandi returned to join Doug Jorden’s team as senior paralegal and firm administrator.