Jonathan E. Perlman

Jonathan E. Perlman, an equity partner of the Firm, regularly serves as a federal court-appointed receiver in actions against operators of schemes to defraud consumers and investors. As Receiver, Perlman has successfully recovered millions of dollars for victims, including victims of the Creative Capital investment Ponzi scheme, the 321 Loans massive fraudulent debt relief operation, the All Dreams scheme defrauding consumers with false promises of "free" vacations, the Hispanic Global Way fraudulent weight loss product scheme, and the World Patent Marketing invention promotion services scam. He is a member of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) and serves on its judicial outreach and conference committees.

Perlman also leads GJB’s class action practice group, where his emphasis is on fraudulent and deceptive practices, franchising, securities and accessibility issues. Perlman is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association. The Franchise Times has repeatedly named him a "Legal Eagle," recognizing the top 100 U.S. franchising attorneys. He has also been recognized numerous times in Who’s Who Among U.S. Attorneys, as well as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyer and a "Top Lawyer," in South Florida Legal Guide.

Perlman will be speaking at the 2018 National Association of Equity Receivers’ Convention in Chicago on protection of receivership assets, and has lectured and written articles on numerous franchise and employment topics including, "Are My Franchisees or Their Employees Actually My Employees?!? (ABA Forum on Franchising 2014); "This is Going to Cost Me What? Lessons Learned from Recent Accessibility Class Actions brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act Against Burger King, Taco Bell and Other Franchisors" (IFA Legal Symposium 2014); "The Legal Landscape of Disabilities Regulations in the U.S. and Canada and Its Effect on Franchising" (ABA Webinar 2014); "Alternatives to Default: Managing Underperforming Franchises" (IFA Roundtable 2013); "How Does the Americans with Disabilities Act Effect Both Franchisors and Franchisees?" (The Franchise Lawyer, Fall 2013); "Availability and Provability of Damages in Franchise Litigation" (IFA Legal Symposium 2010).

Perlman serves on the Foundation board of directors of Florida International University, the fourth largest university in the United States. He also serves on the board of directors of Biscayne Bank, a $950 million community bank based in Miami. He also serves on Duke University’s Admissions Advisory Committee and is past president of the South Florida Duke University Club.

Perlman graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1988, and received his bachelor's degree, cum laude, with special distinction honors from Duke University in 1985.