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Jonathan P. Hoffmann

Partner
  • (205) 226-8750
Download Resume jhoffmann@balch.com
Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    J.D., 2014, Senior Publication Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Moot Court Board
  • Emory University
    B.A., 2009, summa cum laude, Burt and Betty Schear Family Prize
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2014
About Jonathan
Q&A
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have experienced wide-ranging changes alongside our nation’s ever-moving political landscape. This movement makes compliance with the statutes they enforce—e.g., the FDCPA and TCPA, among others—fluid at best. Finding ways to ensure businesses can comply and defend themselves while never losing sight of the long view towards their success will be a satisfying challenge for years to come. 

  • How are you involved in your community?

Select Matters

  • Consumer Compliance: Assist financing company implement sweeping regulation on debt collection practices, while remaining compliant with various pre-existing, often conflicting, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Consumer Compliance: Advise various business, ranging from insurance brokerages to home security companies to electric utilities, on credit reporting and credit accessing rules and regulations, including those related to consent, adverse actions, and investigations
  • Consumer Compliance: Provide nationwide guidance on calling practices and requirements on regional bank and its servicer affiliates
  • Consumer Compliance: Advise on FTC periodic assessments with particular focus on Red Flags Rule and other identity theft mitigation aspects of credit reporting practices
  • Consumer Finance Litigation: Regularly obtain decisions creating favorable case law of first impression, including coordinating national strategy culminating in favorable decision from the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Consumer Finance Litigation: Successfully overturned state trial court decision that would have required disgorgement of tens of millions of dollars of collected debts
  • Consumer Finance Litigation: Successfully handled hundreds of individual suits and dozens of class actions, including successfully resolving multiple class actions with over $200,000,000 in exposure
  • Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy: Full service assistance to note buyers from asset identification through foreclosure and deficiency ligation, including recently obtaining an opinion of first impression under Alabama law shutting down novel theories of wrongful foreclosure
  • Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy: Coordinate collection of multimillion dollar judgment against two dozen guarantors including multiple individual bankruptcy filings, fraudulent transfer suits, and collection efforts spanning a half dozen jurisdictions 
  • Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy: Regularly represents clients in all forms of bankruptcy litigation, ranging from preference litigation to claim and plan objections to adversary proceedings of all kinds 
 

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      Speaking Engagements

        Credentials

        Education
        • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2014, Senior Publication Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Moot Court Board
        • Emory University, B.A., 2009, summa cum laude, Burt and Betty Schear Family Prize
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2014
        Professional Affiliations
        • Alabama Bar Association
        • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law 
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America®Ones to Watch
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Top NextGenBHM: Law Section
        Community Involvement
        • Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Member of Board of Directors
        • ASO Junior Patrons, Co-Founder and President
        • Rotaract Club of Birmingham
        • Member of Birmingham MS Leadership Class of 2016