- Commercial Litigation
- Appellate Practice
- Creditor’s Rights
- Secured Transactions
Brock Jordan chairs the firm’s litigation department. Brock is an experienced commercial litigator who represents financial institutions and other business enterprises in litigation occurring in both state and federal courts across Indiana and the country. His practice includes commercial foreclosure and replevin actions, breach of contract cases, non-competition disputes and judgment enforcement actions, including the pursuit of claims against recipients of fraudulent transfers, company veil-piercing actions, injunctive or other prejudgment relief or post-judgment enforcement actions.
Brock also has extensive appellate experience before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Court of Appeals, with over twenty (20) published appellate opinions to his credit. His appellate advocacy on behalf of numerous financial institutions and other creditors over the years has helped shape the common law in this practice area.
In addition to actively litigating cases, Brock works with various financial institutions regarding their special asset needs, including all aspects of commercial loan workout. He additionally advises various clients in the manufacturing, supply and service industries regarding trade credit issues, including how to best limit exposure and maximize recovery of outstanding accounts through the proper utilization of credit applications, promissory notes, guaranties, security agreements and/or mortgages. In recognition of his expertise in this arena, Brock was recently elected outside counsel to the National Cement Credit Association.
White v. Keely, 2016 WL 797063 (7th Cir. Feb. 29, 2016) Upholding districts court’s dismissal of federal court complaint against client bank’s officers and directors alleging violations of the Federal Reserve Act and False Entry Statute and further entering sanctions against opposing party for the pursuit of frivolous appeal;
Bloomfield State Bank v. United States, 644 F.3d 521 (7th Cir. 2011) Case of first impression holding that client bank’s mortgage containing assignment of future rental income created security interest sufficient to take priority over federal tax lien;
Commercial Credit Counseling Services, Inc. v. W.W. Grainger, Inc., 840 N.E.2d 843 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006) Affirming trial court’s judgment against debt restructuring company for receipt of fraudulent transfers and voiding alleged security interest provided to debt restructuring company by judgment defendants;
Kruse v. National Bank of Indianapolis, 815 N.E.2d 137 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004) Affirming entry of summary judgment in favor of client bank and against guarantor and holding that bank does not owe a fiduciary duty to a borrower;
National City Bank of Indiana v. All-Phase Electrical Supply Co., 790 N.E.2d 488 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003) Affirming trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of client material supplier, holding that its personal liability notice takes priority over secured lender’s interest in bankrupt general contractor’s accounts receivable;
Zollman v. Geneva Leasing Associates, Inc., 780 N.E.2d 387 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002) Upholding entry of summary judgment in favor of client creditor, holding that guarantor had contractually waived alleged defenses to guaranty, including claims arising under Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
- Iowa State University (B.S. Psychology, 1988)
- University of Iowa College of Law (J.D. with Distinction, 1992)
- AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell)
- Past Chairman, Appellate Practice Section, Indiana State Bar Association
- Member, Indiana State Bar Association
- Member, Indianapolis Bar Association