Overview

Dominic Kouffman is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Tampa office, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation, fiduciary dispute resolution, financial services litigation, professional negligence defense, and healthcare litigation. He is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer practicing in both federal and state courts in Florida and other jurisdictions. His broad range of experience includes representing clients in disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust, commercial credit default and receivership, legal malpractice, breach of contract, federal tax credits, fraud, business torts, unfair trade practices, aircraft purchases and sales, and construction law.

Mr. Kouffman also routinely advises institutional and individual fiduciaries during the administration of trusts and estates. He 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. He 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.

In addition, 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. He 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, Florida.

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, Business Law Section, 2010-present; Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law (RPPTL) Section, 2012-present; Thirteenth Circuit Grievance Committee B, 2020-present; Constitutional Judiciary Committee, 2013-2019
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Business Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Voices for Children, Board Member
  • Tampa Connection Alumni
  • Georgetown Club of Tampa Bay
  • UVA Club 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
  • Supreme Court of Florida Pro Bono Award, 2012-2018
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

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