On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in Minnesota filed a Petition for Disciplinary Action against attorney Jay A. Rosenberg. The petition seeks reciprocal discipline based on actions already taken against Rosenberg in other states.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jay A. Rosenberg.”

According to the petition, Rosenberg was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in 2016 but his license is currently inactive. He is also licensed in several other states, and most recently practiced law in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In July 2022, the Supreme Court of Virginia disciplined Rosenberg for preparing around 2,000 to 2,200 deeds per year between 2018 and 2021 for Virginia-based real estate transactions, even though he was not licensed to practice in that state. His firm subcontracted the initial drafting of many deeds to a law firm in India. Several deeds reviewed by investigators contained errors. Rosenberg also did not fully cooperate with the investigation into his conduct.

As a result of this misconduct, Virginia excluded Rosenberg from seeking admission or practicing law there. Rosenberg then consented to this revocation and acknowledged the material facts in the case were true, according to an affidavit he signed.

Based on the Virginia disciplinary action, courts in the District of Columbia, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Kentucky have since also disbarred or imposed reciprocal discipline on Rosenberg after he either failed to respond or did not show cause why the same discipline should not apply.

The Minnesota petition seeks to impose identical discipline in Minnesota. It notes Rosenberg is also licensed in several other states but shows different statuses such as resigned or inactive in public records.

The petition states:

“WHEREFORE, the Director respectfully prays for an order of this Court directing that respondent and the Director inform the Court within thirty days of its order whether either or both believe the imposition of identical discipline by the Minnesota Supreme Court would be unwarranted and the reasons for that claim.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Rosenberg is an attorney in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He acquired his law license in Minnesota in 2016.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.