Daniel L. Buchholz

Associate
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Overview

Daniel Buchholz is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Tampa office. Mr. Buchholz focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters involving business torts, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, lender disputes, intellectual property (IP) disputes, and labor and employment issues. Mr. Buchholz has also represented clients in appeals in the Florida District Courts of Appeal. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Buchholz has experience conducting internal investigations and advising companies on corporate compliance and regulatory matters.

Mr. Buchholz's recent representative matters include:

  • prosecuting and defending breach of contract and business tort actions, including fraud, tortious interference, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and breach of fiduciary duties
  • representing lenders and financial institutions in commercial loan litigation, foreclosures and lender liability disputes
  • representing buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition disputes, including representation and warranty claims, indemnification disputes and post-closing litigation
  • defending a medical supplies manufacturer against antitrust claims, including the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Florida Antitrust Act; securing a dismissal
  • representing a nutritional supplement company in trade secret misappropriation, false advertising and an employment-related dispute in federal court
  • representing a healthcare information technology (IT) company in prosecution of claims for breach of contract in an arbitration proceeding
  • defending a national airline company in a putative class action brought under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) in federal court
  • representing a pro bono client in prosecution of claims for breach of contract and misrepresentation arising out of a real estate transaction in state court
  • defending a construction development company against nuisance claims in state court
  • representing an e-commerce platform in prosecution of business tort claims in federal court
  • representing a national irrigation company in prosecution of claims for breach of contract and business torts in state court

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Buchholz served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington and the Honorable Thomas P. Barber of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

During law school, Mr. Buchholz interned for the Honorable Mark E. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Additionally, Mr. Buchholz was elected to serve as the editor-in-chief of the Florida State University Law Review. He also worked as a teaching assistant for business organizations, regulatory compliance, and legal writing and research.

Credentials

Education
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.S., Business Management
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • William Reece Smith Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court
Honors & Awards
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Book Award, Employment Law, Florida State University College of Law, 2017
  • Book Award, Evidence, Florida State University College of Law, 2017
  • Book Award, Liability Among Associated Business Entities, Florida State University College of Law, 2017
  • Book Award, Corporations, Florida State University College of Law, 2016
  • Book Award, Taxation, Florida State University College of Law, 2016
  • Book Award, Criminal Law, Florida State University College of Law, 2016

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Speaking Engagements