Jared Burden provides legal counsel both to established companies pursuing challenging corporate opportunities and transactions and earlier-stage businesses pursuing success. Jared has a 30-year experience base in emerging growth and middle-market mergers and acquisitions, private equity and VC capital raises, contract drafting and negotiation, branding, commercial real estate transactions and land use matters, and the numerous other intersections of law and business. He has assisted agribusiness companies operating at the leading edge of sustainable food production technologies. For GreeneHurlocker’s significant practice in running complex utility-scale and community solar energy development transactions in the Mid-Atlantic, Jared assists clients in corporate and real estate deals within that industry as well, from initial land acquisition to tax equity financing to project acquisition. Jared manages GreeneHurlocker’s Shenandoah Valley, VA office in Harrisonburg and works with clients on opportunities statewide and across the country.
In 2016, Jared launched the OPENgc service, which provides flat fee general counsel services on an outsourced basis to small and medium-sized businesses which do not have full-time “in-house” counsel. The OPENgc approach is centered around accountability, availability and a desire to be “in the trenches” with company management as they face every day and extraordinary challenges and opportunities. With this relationship, clients have access to GreeneHurlocker’s versatile legal and business experience and Jared’s wide-ranging contacts in the legal community in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Jared began his legal practice in California in 1987, serving clients while an associate and Partner in large law firms in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Tysons Corner, including Pillsbury and Williams Mullen. He relocated to the Shenandoah Valley in 2002, where he was General Counsel to a diversified corporation based in Harrisonburg, and also served as an executive with a retail real estate developer in the Washington, DC area, where he was accountable to CVS for the success of the company’s new store development across the three-state DC region.
Jared earned his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) at Duke University and his J. D. at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) and the Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition, and serves as an adviser to Startup Shenandoah Valley, a business incubation and accelerator program of the Shenandoah Community Capital Fund (SCCF). He is past Chair of the City of Harrisonburg’s Planning Commission and was an appointee to the City’s Economic Development Advisory Committee. Every year he is proud to award the GreeneHurlocker Emerging Business Award to an exciting technology-oriented company at SVTC’s annual gala.
Jared conquers the mountains and valleys of the Shenandoah Valley on his road bike at every opportunity.
Virginia Bar Association
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987
Duke University, B.A., 1984
District of Columbia
Member of the Board and General Counsel to Build our Park, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a downtown Harrisonburg park
Past member of the Boards of United Way and Boys and Girls Club