Jonathan B. Butler

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Jonathan B. Butler

Jonathan Butler has focused his practice on financial and securities litigation, arbitration and regulation for over 20 years.

He represents investors, financial advisors, and brokerage and advisory firms in a wide range of securities and investment related matters throughout Florida and the United States, including disputes arising out of improper sales practices and unsuitable investments in equities, bonds, mutual funds, bonds, fixed income, managed accounts, annuities and alternative investments. Jonathan has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation of customer, industry and employment disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and in state and federal courts. In addition, Jonathan frequently counsels and represents advisors and firms in regulatory enforcement and disciplinary proceedings involving the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulatory authorities.

Jonathan also has substantial experience in complex business and class action litigation in state and federal court involving a variety of business and commercial disputes, including corporate, partnership, joint venture and limited liability company disputes, officer and director liability, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements, contractual disputes, fraudulent and unfair trade practices, and other business related torts. In addition, he has significant experience in litigating labor and employment disputes

Practice Areas

  • Securities Litigation and Arbitration
  • Securities Regulation and Enforcement
  • Complex Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Shareholder and Corporate Disputes
  • Non-Competition and Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Class Actions

Awards and Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Magazine 2009-2012, Listed in Florida as a “Rising Star” for Securities Litigation
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Florida, 1995
  • Georgia, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh 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
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1995 (Highest Honors; Order of the Coif; Law Review, Associate Editor)
  • B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1992 (Magna Cum Laude)

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
    • Business Law Section
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
    • Securities Law Committee, Chair
    • Business Law Committee
  • Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Member

Personal Interests

Jonathan enjoys fishing, snow skiing, golfing and taking his Golden Retriever for long swims at the beach.


August 2017|