Kevin R. Gowen

Kevin R. Gowen

Special Counsel
Orlando Office

407.839.2179 phone 407.835.2007 fax kgowen@rumberger.com

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Kevin Gowen represents clients in commercial litigation matters, including collections and breach of contract claims. He represents corporate creditors in his practice, including financial corporations, construction companies, and health care providers. Kevin handles all stages of creditor’s rights claims, from the initiation of a lawsuit to post-litigation proceedings to enforce a final judgment. He also devotes a portion of his practice to the domestication and enforcement in Florida of final judgments entered in other states against Florida debtors.

Before law school, Kevin lived in Japan for several years during which time he became fluent in Japanese. While there, he taught public high school and worked for Matsushita Electronic Components Co., Ltd. ( Panasonic ). During law school Kevin worked as an extern with the Special Counsel to the Florida Department of State International Affairs Division, researching Japanese civil procedure and creating the first known English translation of Japan’s Notary Law. Kevin uses his knowledge of Japanese document management practices to assist in the firm’s representation of its Japanese corporate clients.

Education

  • Florida State University, College of Law, J.D., International Law Certificate, 2004
  • Emory University, B.A., History, 1996

Language

  • Japanese

Honors

  • Highest grade, Comparative law course

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Commercial Law League
    • Chair, Southern Region Executive Council
    • Member, Nominating Council
    • Board of Editors, Commercial Law World Magazine
  • Orange County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers Section
  • The Florida Bar

Articles & Presentations

  • "SCOTUS Rules No Expansion to Definition of Debt Collector Under FDCPA," June 2017
  • Presenter, “Collection Law for Florida Construction Lawyers, ” April 2017, Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Construction Section
  • "Collection Law from A to Z", National Association of Legal Assistants CLE Presentation , Speaker
  • 36th Annual Meeting for the Southeast Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, Savannah, Georgia , Panel Chair

Ratings and Certifications

  • Civil Law Notary