Jonathan M. Streisfeld joined KO as a partner in 2008. Mr. Streisfeld concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, appeals, and consumer class actions. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney in both legal ability and ethics, which is the highest possible rating by the most widely recognized attorney rating organization in the world.
Mr. Streisfeld has represented a variety of business entities, business owners, and individuals in a broad base of business litigation matters. Those matters have involved contractual claims, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, intellectual property claims, real estate and title claims, shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, wage and hour claims, deceptive trade practices, and other business torts. He has experience in assisting business owners and individuals with documenting contractual relationships, including independent contractor agreements and shareholder agreements. Mr. Streisfeld also provides legal representation to government service providers in bid protest proceedings.
At KO, Mr. Streisfeld oversees the firm’s appellate practice, which includes representing clients in the appeal of final and non-final orders, as well as writs of certiorari, mandamus, and prohibition. His appellate practice includes civil and marital and family law matters. Mr. Streisfeld is often called upon to counsel and assist other trial attorneys, both within and outside the firm, to protect the trial record for appeal.
Since joining KO, Mr. Streisfeld has gained vast experience in class action litigation. He currently serves as class counsel in nationwide and statewide consumer class action lawsuits against many of the nation’s largest financial institutions in connection with the unlawful assessment of fees. To date, his efforts have successfully resulted in the recovery of over $250,000,000 for millions of bank customers, as well as profound changes in the way banks assess fees. In addition, Mr. Streisfeld has litigated consumer class actions against some of the world’s largest health insurance carriers and oil conglomerates and defended class and collective actions in other contexts.
Previously, Mr. Streisfeld served as outside assistant city attorney for the City of Plantation and Village of Wellington. In that capacity, Mr. Streisfeld gained experience in litigation matters involving municipal code compliance, annexation, inverse condemnation, and litigation involving land use planning determinations made by local governments.
Mr. Streisfeld is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He has also been granted temporary admission to practice numerous other state and federal courts throughout the United States. As a member of The Florida Bar, Mr. Streisfeld serves on the Executive Council of the Appellate Practice Section and is Co-Chair of the Section’s Communications Committee.
Mr. Streisfeld obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Public Policy, cum laude, from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University.
Mr. Streisfeld currently serves as a member of the Board of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El.