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Jonathan Jaffe

Jonathan Jaffe

Jonathan Jaffe is a partner in the San Francisco, California office of K&L Gates, where he has a state and national practice concentrating in matters relating to consumer and commercial finance, financial services, real estate, technology and general corporate law. He has served as in-house General Counsel of a national mortgage banking firm headquartered in California and as in-house Senior Counsel of two savings associations and a savings and loan holding company. Mr. Jaffe's clients include a broad range of consumer and commercial finance lenders, mortgage bankers and brokers, banks, savings associations, real estate professionals and web-based financial service providers. In his mortgage and consumer finance practice, he advises clients in all aspects of the primary and secondary markets, including licensing, transactional, regulatory, technology and loan administration matters. Mr. Jaffe received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Jaffe is a Fellow of The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. He has been active in numerous finance-related trade organizations, including the Mortgage Bankers Association of America ("MBAA"), the California Mortgage Bankers Association ("CMBA"), the United Trustees Association, the Real Property and Business Sections of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association ("ABA"), and the California Financial Services Association. Mr. Jaffe has served as a member of the California State Bar's Financial Institutions Committee and its Consumer Financial Services Committee. He is an active member of the ABA's Consumer Financial Services Committee, and is a former Chair of its Preemption and Federalism Subcommittee. He has also chaired both the MBAA’s Legal Issues Committee and the CMBA’s Legal Services Committee. Mr. Jaffe is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences sponsored by real estate and consumer finance trade associations and has written extensively on the legal aspects of consumer and commercial lending, mortgage banking and e-commerce. He is the original author of the California chapter for the Western Region Volume of Residential Mortgage Lending: State Regulation Manual published by West Group, and an original co-author of the six volume set entitled State Regulation of Second Mortgages and Home Equity Loans published by A.S. Pratt & Sons.