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Jonathan E. Groth
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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Jonathan lives his life by Mahatma Gandhi’s mantra: ”the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” That said, Jonathan is a fierce advocate on behalf of clients, community, and causes.

In his practice at DGIM Law, Jonathan focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, complex business and commercial litigation, receivership and securities litigation, and investor and consumer fraud litigation.

Jonathan brings an extensive background in litigation and fraud, from both the local and global corporate perspective, on matters including consumer and investor fraud, professional and medical malpractice, real estate and securities litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation.

His entrepreneurial spirit can be seen in the way he approaches law, and his commitment to the betterment of those around him. Jonathan served as the Vice President and Board Member of the Biscayne Park Foundation – its mission is the enhancement, unification, and promotion of Biscayne Park – until he was recently elected as a Commissioner of the Village of Biscayne Park. Jonathan’s dedication to his community and its residents was evident to his counterparts in the Village’s commission, which appointed him – unanimously – to be the Mayor of the Village of Biscayne Park at its first meeting post-election.

Jonathan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors while earning multiple Dean’s List distinctions and the CALI Award of Excellence for the highest grade in Criminal Law and Negotiations. A natural communicator, Jonathan was the school’s chief representative to the American Bar Association (ABA) Student Division and the 5th Circuit Lieutenant Governor of South Florida while serving as an editor with the school’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. He also served as a research assistant to Dean Emeritus Joseph Harbaugh, aiding with research and editing for the professor’s book and article manuscripts. Today, Jonathan is a member of the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Communications Committee.

 


Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Creditors Rights
  • Receivership and Securities Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Investor and Consumer Fraud Litigation

Notable Matters + History

  • Represented Receiver and assisted with asset protection and clawback, fraudulent transfer litigation, asset management, liquidation sale, and claims process involving over 800 claimants in a civil enforcement action filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against company and principal alleged to have engaged in $140+ million Ponzi scheme
  • Represented Receiver and assisted with asset location and clawback and operation of going concern defendant subject of civil enforcement action filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which resulted in a verdict carving out $102 million in available refunds to defrauded consumers
  • Helped secure a $26 million final judgment in favor of a limited partnership and its 52 EB-5 investors who filed claims against the principal for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of securities laws, violations of the Civil RICO Act, civil theft, conversion, breach of contract, fraudulent transfers, and unjust enrichment
  • Represented Receiver and assisted with asset management, location, preservation, and clawback in a civil enforcement action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission alleging entity and principal defrauded pool participants in the amount of nearly $10 million through a commodity pool that purported to trade commodity futures and options
  • Represented Receiver and assisted with Estate administration, asset management, location, and clawback in a civil enforcement action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against international entities and individuals engaged in binary options solicitation fraud
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of Fortune 100 client in claim brought by an individual for breach of warranty

 

Education

  • University of Connecticut, bachelor’s degree in Political Science
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Law, juris doctorate

 

Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

 

Associations

  • Commercial Receivership Association – Director for the State of Florida
  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) Young Professionals Committee
  • Florida Bar Business Law Section Communications Committee Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • Best Lawyers in America 2023 and 2024: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers in America 2023: Ones to Watch
  • Mayor and sitting Commissioner of The Village of Biscayne Park
  • Biscayne Park Foundation – Former Board Member and Vice President

Jonathan lives his life by Mahatma Gandhi’s mantra: ”the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” That said, Jonathan is a fierce advocate on behalf of clients, community, and causes.

In his practice at DGIM Law, Jonathan focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, complex business and commercial litigation, receivership and securities litigation, and investor and consumer fraud litigation.

Jonathan brings an extensive background in litigation and fraud, from both the local and global corporate perspective, on matters including consumer and investor fraud, professional and medical malpractice, real estate and securities litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation.

His entrepreneurial spirit can be seen in the way he approaches law, and his commitment to the betterment of those around him. Jonathan served as the Vice President and Board Member of the Biscayne Park Foundation – its mission is the enhancement, unification, and promotion of Biscayne Park – until he was recently elected as a Commissioner of the Village of Biscayne Park. Jonathan’s dedication to his community and its residents was evident to his counterparts in the Village’s commission, which appointed him – unanimously – to be the Mayor of the Village of Biscayne Park at its first meeting post-election.

Jonathan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors while earning multiple Dean’s List distinctions and the CALI Award of Excellence for the highest grade in Criminal Law and Negotiations. A natural communicator, Jonathan was the school’s chief representative to the American Bar Association (ABA) Student Division and the 5th Circuit Lieutenant Governor of South Florida while serving as an editor with the school’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. He also served as a research assistant to Dean Emeritus Joseph Harbaugh, aiding with research and editing for the professor’s book and article manuscripts. Today, Jonathan is a member of the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Communications Committee.

 


Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Creditors Rights
  • Receivership and Securities Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Investor and Consumer Fraud Litigation

Notable Matters + History

  • Represented Receiver and assisted with asset protection and clawback, fraudulent transfer litigation, asset management, liquidation sale, and claims process involving over 800 claimants in a civil enforcement action filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against company and principal alleged to have engaged in $140+ million Ponzi scheme
  • Represented Receiver and assisted with asset location and clawback and operation of going concern defendant subject of civil enforcement action filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which resulted in a verdict carving out $102 million in available refunds to defrauded consumers
  • Helped secure a $26 million final judgment in favor of a limited partnership and its 52 EB-5 investors who filed claims against the principal for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of securities laws, violations of the Civil RICO Act, civil theft, conversion, breach of contract, fraudulent transfers, and unjust enrichment
  • Represented Receiver and assisted with asset management, location, preservation, and clawback in a civil enforcement action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission alleging entity and principal defrauded pool participants in the amount of nearly $10 million through a commodity pool that purported to trade commodity futures and options
  • Represented Receiver and assisted with Estate administration, asset management, location, and clawback in a civil enforcement action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against international entities and individuals engaged in binary options solicitation fraud
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of Fortune 100 client in claim brought by an individual for breach of warranty

 

Education

  • University of Connecticut, bachelor’s degree in Political Science
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Law, juris doctorate

 

Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

 

Associations

  • Commercial Receivership Association – Director for the State of Florida
  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) Young Professionals Committee
  • Florida Bar Business Law Section Communications Committee Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • Best Lawyers in America 2023 and 2024: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers in America 2023: Ones to Watch
  • Mayor and sitting Commissioner of The Village of Biscayne Park
  • Biscayne Park Foundation – Former Board Member and Vice President

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