Jeffrey B. Kaplan

Shareholder since 2003
Miami, Florida
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Jeffrey B. Kaplan is an AV-rated lawyer who focuses his law practice on securities arbitration and litigation and plaintiff-side class action litigation, representing individual and institutional investors in stockbroker misconduct and securities and investment fraud matters. He also represents securities industry professionals in U-4, U-5, and promissory note disputes. Mr. Kaplan has routinely been named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide. In 2012, FINRA nominated Mr. Kaplan to serve on the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, which is an advisory committee that makes recommendations and drafts rules, regulations, and procedures governing FINRA arbitration.

He has extensive experience handling NASD, FINRA, NYSE, and AAA securities arbitration matters and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. Mr. Kaplan has authored a number of articles on stockbroker misconduct, and he is a recognized authority on the subject. He often serves as a guest lecturer on securities fraud and stockbroker misconduct, and has been invited to speak to investor groups, accountants, and other professionals throughout the country concerning investor protection.

Mr. Kaplan is a past Chairperson and current Board member of the Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health. He also is a former Chairperson of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee and a member of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association SEC Litigation Committee. He is active in the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Attorneys Division and is a Member of the Miami Innovation Fund, which provides pre-seed funding to technology start ups.
Areas of Practice

Securities Arbitration and Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1994


University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) – May, 1994
Honors: Dean’s List
Law Review: Entertainment and Sports Law Review, Associate Editor
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) – June, 1990
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Major: Finance and Management
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT – May, 1985

Honors and Awards

“Top Lawyers” List, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007 – Present
Legal Elite List, Florida Trend Magazine, 2006 – Present
“Up & Coming” Lawyers List, South Florida Legal Guide, 2003 – 2006
Florida Superlawyer, 2008 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Young Philanthropists of Baptist Hospital, Chairperson 2010 – present, Member Steering Committee 2009-2010
Greater Miami Jewish Federation – Pacesetter, Chair, 2010 Annual Judicial Reception, Vice Chair, 2009 Annual Judicial Reception, Chair of Corporate Underwriting, 2008 Annual Judicial Reception, Attorneys Division Mentoring Committee, 2006 – 2008
United Way Tocqueville Society
University of Miami Alumni Association, Director-at-Large, 2007
Florida Bar Grievance Committee

Past Employment Positions

Hanzman & Criden, P.A., Partner, 2002 – 2003
Hanzman & Criden, P.A., Associate, 1997 – 2001
Law Offices of Steven R. Simon, P.A., Associate, 1996 – 1997
Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P., Associate, 1994 – 1996
Shearson Lehman Brothers, Inc., Research Assistant, 1990 – 1991
Boston Edison Company, Intern/Finance Research Assistant, 1990

Pro Bono Activities

Habitat for Humanity
Youth Soccer coach Volunteer, Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club