Jordanne E. Kissner


(952) 224-8360

Jordanne's Assistant
Cathy Soderberg

Jordanne Kissner practices in the Transportation & Logistics and Banking & Financial Institutions practice groups at FMJ. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with their business and commercial aviation needs, trucking and transportation, and other equipment finance and leasing matters.

Jordanne strives to get to know her clients in order to be a better partner and advocate. She builds these effective client relationships through her three core fundamentals: communication, strategy, and delivery. Jordanne establishes open and honest lines of communication, which allows her to strategically advise clients at all stages. She then takes it upon herself to deliver work product that meets client deadlines and objectives.

Prior to joining FMJ, Jordanne was Assistant General Counsel to an independently owned national bank where she worked with lenders, brokers, and businesses in secured commercial finance transactions, including SBA lending, real estate purchases, equipment finance, and business acquisitions. She is also a Certified Lease & Finance Professional (Associate).

Jordanne also has personal experience in the trucking and transportation industry, as she grew up in a family with an established owner-operator business and a small fleet of trucks. She is, accordingly, quite familiar with all aspects of the trucking industry, including cleaning out semi cabs for gas money while growing up. As a lawyer, Jordanne now works directly with shippers, motor carriers, owner-operators, and freight brokers to guide them through the many complex legal and business issues that can impact their companies.

College of Saint Benedict (BA)
William Mitchell College of Law (JD)

Bar Admissions:

License and Certifications:
Certified Lease & Finance Professional (Associate)

Professional Associations:
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Minnesota Banker’s Association
Minnesota Business Aviation Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
National Business Aviation Association

SBA Releases Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application, Detailed Instructions, and Guidance,” FMJ Newsroom (May 2020)

SBA Issues Guidance to Further Clarify the Audit Process for PPP Loans and Creates New Safe Harbor,” FMJ Newsroom (May 2020)

Department of Treasury PPP Loan Audits: How to Ensure Your Businesses’ Loan Application Certification Was In Good Faith,” FMJ Newsroom (May 2020)

Aviation Getting Back to Work: Employee and Customer Considerations,” FMJ Newsroom (April 2020)

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Funds Available on Monday, April 27,” FMJ Newsroom (April 2020)

Are You A Part 135 Air Carrier? It’s Not Too Late To Receive Federal Aid (If You Act Quickly),” FMJ Newsroom (April 2020)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to Provide Relief for Businesses to Keep Workers Paid and Employed,” FMJ Newsroom (March 2020)

Economic Impact Disaster Loans Available from SBA Nationally: What Your Small Business Needs to Know,” FMJ Newsroom (March 2020)

Titled Equipment Financing: What Business Owners Need to Know,” FMJ Newsroom (July 2019)

What Does the Ongoing Trade War Mean for the Aviation Industry? FMJ Newsroom (June 2019)

Practice Philosophy:
“I practice law proactively with a sense of practicality. My goal is to align legal strategy with client objectives in order to provide critical and strategic advice. Each client’s need is unique and specific, and I am committed to servicing those needs by utilizing my knowledge, experience, and resources to achieve client success.”

The Rest of the Story:
Jordanne understands that the summers in Minnesota are meant for the lake. She grew up on a lake and frequently visits in the summer to spend time on the water. When it’s not summer in Minnesota, you can find Jordanne exploring new restaurants in the metro area, traveling to a new city, or spending time with friends and family. She particularly enjoys football games on Sundays, a really good fiction novel, and strong coffee.