After meeting in law school and being friends for over ten years, Marc Fitapelli and Jonathan Kurta founded Fitapelli Kurta in 2013. Prior to founding Fitapelli Kurta both Marc and Jonathan practiced at large national law firms, where they were trained. After founding the firm, the pair quickly gained national attention for handling a number of high profile and high dollar disputes. Both Marc and Jonathan are widely regarded as experts in securities arbitration and litigation. They remain dedicated to providing high quality legal services to their clients.
Marc Fitapelli is a seasoned litigator with over ten years’ experience. He founded Fitapelli Kurta, a national law firm that exclusively represents investors, with Jonathan Kurta. Together with Mr. Kurta, Marc Fitapelli has helped thousands of investors from all across the United States recover in excess of $100 million. He prides himself on being an aggressive and creative litigator.
Marc has been consistently selected as a Superlawyer by Thompson Reuters, a distinction that is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys nationwide. Marc Fitapelli is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which awarded to trial attorneys who have won verdicts of at least $1 million. This distinction is only awarded to less than 1% of attorneys nationwide.
Mr. Fitapelli earned his JD at Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as an Editor of the Labor and Employment Law Journal. Marc Fitapelli also graduated magna cum laude from St. Francis College, where he earned his B.A. in political science. Marc is an active member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an organization that promotes investor advocacy.
Jonathan Kurta is a founder of Fitapelli Kurta, a national law firm that focuses on representing public investors in securities arbitrations. Mr. Kurta has been practicing law for over a decade and has extensive experience arbitrating customer claims involving broker-dealers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he has handled thousands of cases throughout the United States. Mr. Kurta has litigated cases involving a number of securities and investment vehicles, including, but not limited to, cases involving stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, private placements, real estate investment trusts (REITS), structured products, annuities, life insurance policies, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Prior to founding Fitapelli Kurta, Mr. Kurta represented large and medium sized brokerage firms throughout the country. This experience gives Mr. Kurta a unique background that is extremely beneficial to investors.
Mr. Kurta has been consistently ranked by SuperLawyers, by Thompson Reuters, a distinction that is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys nationwide. He is also ranked AV Preeminent®, which is the highest of the three peer rating standards of Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Kurta received his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law where he served as an Editor of the Labor and Employment Law Journal. He also graduated from New York University, where he earned his B.A. in both political science and psychology. Mr. Kurta is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Illinois and handles securities arbitration cases before FINRA nationwide.
Mr. Kurta has lectured on various issues involving securities arbitration and violations of securities laws. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the New York City Bar Association and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an organization that promotes investor advocacy.