Jay Kauffman


Jay Kauffman is the third son of Adele and Haskell Kauffman, who raised him in Cherry Hill, NJ. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with Honors from Rutgers College in New Brunswick,NJ,and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX.

After law school, Mr. Kauffman moved to Florida and has been a proud member of the Florida Bar since 1996. He began his legal career litigating commercial disputes in Jacksonville, Florida, then wrote contracts for a telecommunications company in the San Francisco Bay area of CA before returning to South Florida to take up probate litigation. Since 2000, Mr. Kauffman has focused his practice on representing individuals and families in court proceedings involving the protection of the elderly and inheritances, including guardianships, and probate and trust litigation.He also advisesfiduciaries in the proper administration of estates and trusts and serves as a personal representative or trustee.

Mr. Kauffman authored or co-authored the following published legal authorities:

Chapter 4, Rights of the Surviving Family, Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 5thedition (2005), 6thedition (2007) and 7thedition (2009);

Chapter 14 Appellate Practice In Probate, Litigation Under Florida Probate Code, 5thedition (2005), 6thedition (2007) and 7thedition (2009);

Chapter 3,Jurisdiction, Practice Under Florida Probate Code,4th edition (2006),5th edition (2008),6thedition (2010),7thedition (2012), 8thedition(2014),9thedition (2016),10thedition (2018);and 11thedition (2020

He is currently a member of the following sections of the Florida Bar: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL);Elder Law;Trial Law; and Solo & Small Firm.

Mr. Kauffman and his wife live in Boynton Beach. Together they raised two good, strong, beautiful daughters.


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Bar Admissions


New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
New Jersey
United States District Court of New Jersey
Florida
Nevada

Honors


Magna Cum Laude
Oral Advocacy Award
Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Law, Torts, Property, Remedies, and Criminal Procedure Law
Touro Law Review, Assistant Editor

Professional Associations and Memberships


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Nevada Bar Association
National College for DUI Defense