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Jonathan E. Green


Jonathan Green represents financial services companies of all types in litigation and regulatory matters. He focuses on partnering with clients to balance risk with business opportunities. His goal is to minimize the regulatory and litigation risks of clients while ensuring that their business goals are accomplished.

Featured Videos

TCPA Case Law Update – 2021 Edition September 30, 2021
Wire Transfer and Electronic Payment Fraud March 31, 2021
Preparing for the Storm – A Look at the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act August 25, 2020

Professional Biography

Jonathan routinely represents clients in general business and commercial litigation, including contract and insurance disputes, complex litigation, and defending consumer class actions. Through his work with financial services companies, he has ample experience defending suits brought under federal and state consumer protection statutes, including RESPA, TILA, HOEPA, ECOA, FCRA, FDCPA, and EFTA. He practices in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in Georgia and across the Southeast. In addition, he routinely assists clients with issues involving real estate property, including title issues, title clearance, property valuation, landlord-tenant, and ownership disputes.

In addition to litigation, he provides regulatory and business advice to clients. He assists all types of financial services companies, including mortgage originators, mortgage servicers, debt collectors, and personal lenders, with all facets of their business operations. He regularly reviews contracts and offers solutions to clients. In addition, he helps craft policies and procedures, contracts, and operations forms. He also advises clients on compliance issues to avoid regulatory scrutiny and litigation.

  • Reviewed a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) for a national default services law firm to provide advice on the scope of that opinion and how it affected the form and content of letters used by the firm in its multi-state debt collection practices business and revised form letters selected by the firm for compliance with the opinion.

  • Advised a bank on the FDCPA's impact on servicing certain defaulted loans acquired as part of an acquisition. In doing so, we assisted them with complying with the FDCPA and restructuring the loans to render them performing.

  • Assisted a small credit reporting agency in preparing its policies and procedures, terms and conditions, and customer agreement.

  • Successfully represented a client in a pair of related (FCRA) cases involving fraudulent charges. Prevailed upon summary judgment in both cases, both of which were affirmed on appeal.

  • Successfully represented a banking client in regards to a suit brought over a fraudulent wire transfer arising from a data breach of a real estate closing firm.

  • Successfully represented a financial services company in regards to a breach of fiduciary suit that alleged that it failed to secure the property of a deceased client.

  • Successfully represented a financial services company in regards to a negligence/breach of fiduciary suit that alleged that it failed to stop improper and unauthorized withdrawals from a customer's accounts by a family member.

  • Prevailed on summary judgement in a Suit under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) against claims that a borrower was harmed when their application for a loan modification was denied.

  • Successfully represented a client from a number of suits under the TCPA from a single firm.

  • Prevailed in a TCPA suit due to the plaintiff's failure to follow pre-suit notice requirements.

  • Set aside a $300,000 default judgment due to improper service.

  • Successfully represented a foreclosure firm in a class action under the FDCPA alleging that the firm had failed to identify the proper party in its foreclosure notices.

  • Represented a loan servicer in addressing a situation where it sent debt collection notices on a number of discharged loans as part of a service transfer.

  • Advised a financial institution that had acquired a number of troubled consumer loans regarding its duties and liabilities for them and developed a methodology to allow the client to modify and reinstate the loans.

  • Successfully defended a loan servicing company against allegations of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) violations and claims of negligent infliction of emotional distress brought by a borrower whose application for a loan modification was denied.
  • Named as a Georgia Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers in Business Litigation, 2015
  • Named to inaugural JPEG: Picture the Future List by American Legal and Financial Network, 2014
  • Member – Legislative & Regulatory Policy Committee American Legal and Financial Network, 2014
  • Co-chair – Federal Consumer Lending Statutes Committee of the American Legal and Financial Network, 2013
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson Atlanta Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2008
  • Member – State Bar of Georgia, Real Property, Creditors' Rights, General Practice & Trial Law Sections


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1998


  • Georgia, 2001
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia  

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