Kristin Kowaleski - Attorney at Law

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145

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Biography

Kristin is of counsel in the Tampa law office who focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions. She practices real estate law in a variety of matters, including office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes and residential communities. Kristin’s work has involved all aspects of these projects, including acquisitions, financings and dispositions. Kristin has represented a wide range of real estate clients throughout Florida in acquiring and leasing properties, to include ground leases, sale-leasebacks, and retail, office and industrial leasing.

Kristin also has extensive experience litigating commercial and civil cases, including non-competition and non-solicitation disputes, breaches of contract, landlord-tenant disputes, and intellectual property disputes in federal and Florida state courts. She has been through trial on a multi-million dollar patent case in the database encryption field, and has handled all phases of litigation. She has considerable experience dealing with summary judgment and discovery issues, including taking and defending depositions and handling related discovery motion practice in both briefing and oral argument.

Kristin spent two years at the U.S. Naval Academy and regularly volunteers in her community. She helped Seniors in Service develop and launch its Operation Connect Program, a program that recruits, trains, and places Veterans and other family members to help military children succeed and provide fellowship to other veterans in need. 

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Background

Kristin was born in northern Virginia and moved around most of her life in a military family. She has also lived in North Carolina and Germany, but graduated from high school in Stafford, Virginia. She spent two years at the U.S. Naval Academy and received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University. Since obtaining her juris doctor from Stetson University, Kristin has gained experience practicing in both state and federal courts.

Education
  • Rutgers University, B.A.
    • Dean's List
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
    • Dean's List
    • Moot Court Board-National Moot Court Competition
      • ABA National Competition (2nd Best Brief)
      • Duberstein Bankruptcy Competition
    • Law Review Associate
    • Teaching Fellow
    • Ambassador
    • American Bar Association Law Student Division
    • Entertainment and Sports Law Club, Member
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida 
  • The District of Columbia
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court, Member 
Civic
  • Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2016
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2012
Articles & Publications
  • "SCOTUS is Hot on IP Litigation - GrayRobinson Breaks Down These Major Decisions," The Intellectual Property Strategist, October 2014
  • Commentary, "Supreme Court Decides 3 Key IP Decisions," Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, 2014
  • Understanding Covered Business Method Review”, Intellectual Property Section, HCBA Lawyer, Summer 2014
Presentations & Seminars
  • "IP Year in Review," 7th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium, The Florida Bar, February 2016
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