Overview

Dominic Kouffman is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Tampa office, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation and fiduciary dispute resolution. Mr. Kouffman is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer practicing in both federal and state courts in Florida and other jurisdictions. He represents clients in a broad range of commercial and fiduciary disputes, including matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, commercial credit and creditor's rights, federal tax credits, fraud, business torts, professional negligence, healthcare law, trusts and estates law, and construction law. Mr. Kouffman also routinely advises institutional and individual fiduciaries during the administration of trusts and estates. Mr. Kouffman is experienced in advising clients on the efficient management, production and use of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation, often referred to as eDiscovery.

Mr. Kouffman represents clients from diverse industries, including financial services, fiduciary services, legal services, healthcare and life sciences, sports and entertainment, technology and media, real estate and construction. Mr. Kouffman works closely with his clients to find cost-effective and creative solutions to their business, fiduciary or legal concerns. He is skilled at finding resolutions both prior to and after the filing of legal proceedings.

Mr. Kouffman is actively involved in the firm's pro bono efforts, including the launch of the Mickey Rooney Elder Financial Abuse Pro Bono Project in the Tampa office, representing individuals victimized by mortgage fraud, advocating for children's legal rights and reuniting families under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction international treaty. Mr. Kouffman participates in a number of bar-related organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for Voices for Children of Tampa Bay, an organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for children in the dependency system in Hillsborough County, Fla.

After graduating from Georgetown University with honors, Mr. Kouffman worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, assisting with federal government investigations and civil enforcement actions. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, he was a senior editor for the Journal of Law and Politics.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.A., Government, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • All State Courts in Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Memberships
  • The Florida Bar Constitutional Judiciary Committee
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division, Trial Lawyers Section, Business Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Voices for Children, Board Member, Vice President
  • Tampa Connection Alumni
  • Georgetown Club of Tampa Bay
  • UVaClub of Tampa Bay
  • National Association for Urban Debate Leagues, Tampa Chapter, 2012, Board Member
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2015-2018 
  • Up and Comer, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2014
  • Tampa Connection 2013, Graduate
  • 2012 Supreme Court of Florida Pro Bono Award
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

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