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Jonathan Aaron Kurta

Jonathan Aaron Kurta

Practice areas:

Arbitration, Litigation, Commercial

About Me

Jonathan Kurta is a founding partner of Fitapelli Kurta where he specializes in securities arbitration as well as commercial litigation. Mr. Kurta has extensive experience arbitrating customer claims involving broker-dealers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he has handled hundreds of cases throughout the United States, including cases involving stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, private placements, real estate investment trusts (REITS), structured products, annuities, life insurance policies, Auction-Rate Securities, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Prior to founding Fitapelli Kurta, Mr. Kurta represented large and medium sized brokerage firms throughout the country. This experience gives Mr. Kurta a unique background that is extremely beneficial to Claimants.


In addition to his practice before FINRA, Mr. Kurta is also an experienced commercial litigation attorney, where his practice focuses on complex securities and real estate litigations. He has extensive experience litigating cases in State and Federal trial and appellate courts in New York and New Jersey.


Mr. Kurta received his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law where he served as an Editor of the Labor and Employment Law Journal. He also graduated from New York University, where he earned his B.A. in both political science and psychology. Mr. Kurta is admitted to practice law in both New York and New Jersey and handles securities arbitration cases before FINRA nationwide.


Mr. Kurta is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the New York City Bar Association and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Arbitration: 34%
  2. Commercial: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Edward Francis Mcginty

    Mr. Kurta is well-known in the local legal community as a top FINRA arbitration attorney. He possesses expert knowledge of the rules and regulations, is highly skilled in settlement negotiations, and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. I highly recommend.

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    Edward Mcginty Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gary Anthony Varnavides

    I had the privilege to work with Jonathan for four years before he started his current firm. Jonathan has a deep knowledge of FINRA's Rules and truly understands the complexities of FINRA Arbitration, as well as securities laws. In addition to his thorough knowledge of FINRA's rules, Jonathan is a terrific advocate for his clients. I would confidently recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for experienced, high-level representation, particularly with respect to arbitrations before FINRA.

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    Gary Varnavides Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fitapelli Kurta

475 Park Avenue South, 12th Floor
New York, NY, 10016

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
NJActive200705/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarNew York Super Lawyers2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFitapelli Kurta2013 - Present
AssociateSichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP2007 - 2013

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
New York UniversityPsychology and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004