Tampa, Florida 33602
Dominic Kouffman is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation and fiduciary dispute litigation. He has represented clients in disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, fraud, commercial credit and creditor's rights, breach of fiduciary duty, construction law, professional negligence, healthcare law and trusts and estates law.
Mr. Kouffman represents clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, real estate, construction, healthcare and life sciences and technology and media. He has also represented law firms, political organizations and candidates as well as fiduciaries and estates. Mr. Kouffman routinely advises clients on the efficient management, production and use of electronically stored information in litigation.
Mr. Kouffman has successfully litigated and resolved multimillion dollar disputes for national financial institutions. In 2013, he assisted a national bank to obtain a $6 million judgment at trial for amounts owed to the bank on a commercial real estate loan. The bank prevailed on all counts, including the counterclaims for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. He previously assisted another national bank to resolve a $20 million commercial credit dispute involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
In addition, Mr. Kouffman has also litigated and resolved a wide range of other matters, including a multimillion dollar lawsuit involving online real estate services; professional negligence litigation; disputes between business partners; representing the interests of several regional hospitals; litigation between developers and contractors and disputes involving multimillion dollar trusts and estates.
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.
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.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 2) Trusts, 3) Estates and Fiduciary Dispute Resolution, 4) Healthcare Litigation and 5) Construction|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)|
|Education||Georgetown University (B.A.)|
|Bar Member / Association||Florida State Bar Association, Georgia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Holland & Knight LLP|
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