Jonathan has served as a Federal Court-Appointed Receiver in numerous actions brought by the SEC, FTC and Florida Attorney General, and is responsible for having recovered millions of dollars for victims of fraudulent schemes, including 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 serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER), where he is also chairs NAFER's Best Practices Committee and serves on its judicial outreach, annual conference and international committees. He is also a member of INSOL International.
In addition to administering receiverships, Jonathan's practice focuses on fraudulent and deceptive practices, franchising, securities and accessibility issues. Jonathan 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, and has also been recognized numerous times in Who's Who Among U.S. Attorneys, and as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyer.
Jonathan regularly lectures and writes articles regarding receiverships, class actions and franchise litigation, and most recently spoke at the 2018 NAFER conference in Chicago on protection of receivership assets, and at the 2019 International Franchise Association Legal Symposium in Washington, D.C. on Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility actions.
Jonathan serves on the Foundation board of directors of Florida International University, the fourth largest university in the United States. From 2005-2019, Jonathan also served on the board of directors of Biscayne Bank, a $1 billion community bank that he co-founded, where he chaired the bank's compensation committee and served on its compliance and audit committees. He also serves on Duke University's Admissions Advisory Committee and is a director and past president of the South Florida Duke University Alumni Association.
Jonathan 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.
- Business Litigation
- Class Actions
- Employment Litigation
- Franchise Law
- Securities Litigation
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
- J.D. - 1988
- Duke University
- B.S. - 1985
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Special Distinction in Psychology
- Major: Psychology