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Vedder Thinking | News In Memoriam: Chicago Shareholder Jordan R. Labkon

January 4, 1970 – October 8, 2022

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We are deeply saddened to announce that our dear friend and colleague Jordan R. Labkon  passed away suddenly on October 8, 2022.  Jordan was a Shareholder and member of the Firm’s Global Transportation Finance team having spent 23 years with Vedder Price.

Jordan will be greatly missed by all of his family, colleagues, clients and friends who were lucky enough to have had the opportunity to be around him throughout his life, and his career at the Firm. Jordan’s colleagues at the Firm and his many clients will remember him as a generous, kindhearted, genuine and respectful person, and his personality and spirit will continue to live on in the memories of all who knew him.

Jordan was an avid and dedicated Chicago sports fan. He was a season ticket holder for both the Chicago Blackhawks, and his beloved Chicago Cubs, which he thankfully was able to see finally win the World Series in 2016, ending a 108 year title drought. He also loved annually attending the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Jordan was a highly skilled and strategic attorney for the firm, focusing his work on representing lessors and other equity investors in the commercial aviation finance space as well as advising lenders, borrowers, lessees, equity participants and others in a variety of other equipment finance matters in the transportation industry.

Jordan frequently spoke at aviation industry conferences on issues related to environmental sustainability and emissions regulation and trading, and enjoyed doing so. He also co-taught a class on aviation finance at DePaul Law School for many years.

His overall approach and ability to tackle complex issues with both extreme efficiency and attention to detail was greatly appreciated by his clients, and he will be truly missed.

We firmly believe that all those who had the pleasure to know him or work with him are better people for having done so, and we once again will all miss our dear friend Jordan.


Jordan R. Labkon (In Memoriam)