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Jonathan S. Robbins

Chair, Regulated Substances Practice
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Jonathan Robbins represents public and private companies and individuals in complex regulatory and litigation matters in the financial services and regulated substances sectors. His experience encompasses investigations and administrative and enforcement proceedings brought by federal, state, and self-regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Florida Attorney General's Office, Florida Department of Financial Services, and Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. He is a go-to resource for broker-dealers and registered persons in securities-related cases filed in both federal and state courts, as well as in FINRA arbitration proceedings addressing both customer and sector disputes.

Jonathan has represented numerous broker-dealers and clearing firms ranging in size from smaller, regional broker-dealer and investment advisory firms to major national wirehouses. He serves as an arbitrator in securities arbitrations between both customers and members and associated persons and members. He frequently represents clients adverse to the SEC while working with the enforcement agency as counsel for receivers appointed by U.S. District Courts.

In addition to his financial services work, Jonathan serves as the leader of Akerman's Regulated Substances Practice, counseling clients on the evolving, complex legal and business issues impacting companies with interests in the regulated substances industries. He has been published and quoted in media outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, The American Lawyer, Politico, and Law360.
Published Works & Lectures
Cannabis Law Institute, Speaker, "The Laws and Regulatory Systems of the East," July 28, 2017
The Seminar Group Marijuana in Florida Conference, Speaker, "Amendment 2 Rules Update," June 29, 2017
Legal Learning Series Cannabis LAB Seminar, Speaker, "Critical Legal Issues in the Emerging, Legal Florida Cannabis Market," May 25, 2017
Legal Learning Series CannaLaw Conference, Speaker, "Rules for Ganjapreneurs," November 4, 2016
Canna Holdings South Florida Medical Marijuana Symposium, Speaker, "Amendment 2," March 11, 2017
Legal Learning Series Critical Issues in Marijuana Law Seminar, Speaker, "Marijuana Law 101: Entering the Marijuana/Cannibis Legal Field," July 11, 2016
Professional Memberships & Activities
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Approved Arbitrator
American Bar Association, Member
National Cannabis Bar Association, Founding Board Member, Ethics Committee Chair
Broward Bar Association, Business Litigation Committee, Member
Dade County Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee, Member
The Florida Bar, Member
Palm Beach County Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee, Member
National Cannabis Industry Association, Member
Madison's Who's Who of Professionals, Member
Phi Alpha Delta, Member

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Jonathan S. Robbins

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1993
B.A., University of Michigan, 1990; with honors
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