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Jon Andrew Jacobson

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

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Licensed for 24 years

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Practice areas
  1. Arbitration
    25%
    We represent individuals, trusts, estates, companies, and other entities in arbitrations (including FINRA, NYSE, NFA, JAMS, and AAA arbitrations) involving investment disputes and general commercial matters.

    24 years

  2. Financial markets and services
    25%
    We represent investors, advisors, and firms in investment disputes. If your stock broker recommended an unsuitable investment or strategy to you, over-concentrated your account in risky and speculative investments, made unauthorized trades in your account, excessively traded your account solely to earn commissions, or stole from you - or if you are an advisor or firm who is alleged to have done these things - we can help you.

    24 years

  3. Securities and investment fraud
    25%
    We represent investors, advisors, and firms in investment disputes. If your stock broker recommended an unsuitable investment or strategy to you, over-concentrated your account in risky and speculative investments, made unauthorized trades in your account, excessively traded your account solely to earn commissions, or stole from you - or if you are an advisor or firm who is alleged to have done these things - we can help you.

    24 years

  4. Litigation
    15%
    We represent individuals and companies in general commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, partnership disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability (“D&O liability”), insurance coverage, employment disputes, non-compete and trade secret claims, debt collection matters, consumer fraud matters, and real estate litigation

    24 years

  5. Employment and labor
    10%
    We represent financial advisors in expungement matters, investment disputes, employment disputes (including harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and promissory note disputes), regulatory investigations, and whistleblower cases. If you are a financial advisor and find yourself in need of legal counsel, we can help you

    24 years

Jon is an experienced litigator, having worked on over one thousand securities cases and regulatory investigations. He has spent his entire legal career practicing securities litigation and has successfully represented some of the most demanding clients in multi-million-dollar disputes throughout Florida and United States. Prior to founding Jacobson Law P.A., Jon was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., a 1,700+ attorney, 35+ office, international law firm, where he focused his practice on securities litigation.

 

Jon has represented individual and corporate clients in civil actions in state and federal court (at the trial and appellate level); in regulatory investigations (including FINRA, NASD, SEC, CFTC, and state regulatory investigations); in FINRA, NASD, NYSE, NFA, AAA, and JAMS arbitrations; and in private mediations around the country.

 

Jon has authored and co-authored numerous articles on FINRA’s rules, securities laws, and securities arbitration and is considered to be an authority on these subjects. Jon also regularly participates at national seminars and conferences on the topics of securities fraud, investment disputes, and current developments in securities laws and industry rules and regulations.

 

Before he became an attorney, Jon was a trader on the International Equity Lending Desk of Paribas Capital Markets, where he worked with the bank’s London, Paris, and Singapore offices to manage a global, $1.2 billion portfolio of investments. Prior to that, Jon was an editorial assistant for Motor Boating & Sailing, a nationally distributed magazine owned by The Hearst Corporation; he worked for the State of Maryland’s Department of International Business Development promoting business opportunities between state companies and international firms; and he taught English as a Second Language both to high school students and to Japanese expat businessmen.

 

Jon earned his B.A. (in Creative Writing and French) at The Johns Hopkins University, his M.A. (in French Literature) at New York University, and his J.D. at Duke University. Jon is admitted to practice law in Florida; Massachusetts; the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; the District of Massachusetts; and the Courts of Appeals for the First, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.

Licensed for 24 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/19/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

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Posted by William | April 30, 2017
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Recovered $810,000 for my family
Jon was a life saver to me and my family. As a disabled Marine Corps Veteran, we were struggling. Jon took my case to trial and got an $810,000.00 jury verdict in just over a year. Jon answered every phone call, every email, and was a Lion, at trial. Thank you Jon!

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Work Experience

  • Founder/Attorney
  • Jacobson Law P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder/Attorney
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2000 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Steel Hector & Davis
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Summer Associate
  • White & Case
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Trader
  • Banque Paribas, Paribas Capital Markets
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Assistant Editor
  • Motor Boating & Sailing Magazine, Hearst Magazines
  • 1992 - 1994
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Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • New York University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1991
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Publications

  • 686 PLI/Corp 265
  • Respect Your Elders: A Survey of the Rules and Laws that Apply to Claims Brought by Senior Investors
  • 2008
  • Vol. 40, No. 16 Rev. Secs. & Comm. Reg. 185
  • Appellate Review of Arbitration Decisions
  • 2007
  • 1615 PLI/Corp. 749
  • What Happens in Arbitration, Stays in Arbitration
  • 2007
  • 1440 PLI/Corp. 619
  • Less Than Zero: The Evidentiary Value of Research Analyst Settlements
  • 2004
  • 8 Duke J. Comp. & Int'l. L. 469
  • Your Place or Mine: The Enforceability of Choice-of-Law/Forum Clauses in International Contracts
  • 1998
  • 958 PLI/Corp. 599
  • Punitive Damages in Arbitration: An Undue Process
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

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Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jon is a top securities litigation attorney."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a fierce advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jon. He is an extremely hard working attorney who is the best possible advocate for his clients."
Securities and investment fraud
Securities and investment fraud