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 mergers and acquisitions, private equity and VC capital raises, contract drafting and negotiation, branding, commercial real estate transactions and land use matters. Since GreeneHurlocker has a significant practice in running complex solar energy development transactions in the Mid-Atlantic, Jared assists clients in corporate and real estate transactions within that industry as well. He is an architect of the firm’s OPENgc approach to providing “always-on” general counsel advice to businesses. 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. With this relationship, clients have access to Jared’s versatile legal and business exposure and his wide-ranging contacts in the legal community in the Mid-Atlantic region. Jared’s 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.
Jared began his legal practice in California almost three decades ago, serving clients from 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 past Chair of the City of Harrisonburg’s Planning Commission and is an appointee to the Economic Development Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership and the Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition.
Eric Hurlocker welcomes Jared Burden to the firm.
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