Jonathan “Jon” Zachem is a Tallahassee based lawyer with a Master’s in Business Administration. Prior to founding Zachem Law, P.A., Jon was appointed by former governor Rick Scott to lead Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). As Secretary of DBPR, Jon licensed and regulated over one million entities including those in alcohol beverage and tobacco, pari-mutuel wagering, real estate, hotels and restaurants, and construction. Jon was actively engaged with over 20 boards and commissions around the state and has provided expert testimony before the Florida Legislature. Prior to his service as Secretary of DBPR, Jon was chief legal counsel for the DBPR's Pari-Mutuel Wagering division.
Jon began his legal career as an attorney with the Florida Department of Health prosecuting administrative actions against medical professionals in front of the Board of Medicine. Jon has experience successfully representing clients before the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH).