Hank Raattama is a tax lawyer who focuses on nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, individuals, and families in complex tax, estate, and business planning matters. Chambers USA describes Hank as “a leading nonprofit expert” and notes his “tremendous reputation.”
Hank is a frequent lecturer and author on tax matters and has been an adjunct professor in the Tax Master’s Program at the University of Miami College of Law. He is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel and The Florida Bar, where he is a past chair of its Tax Section and Tax Certification Committee. Active in the bar and community, Hank is a recipient of the Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Florida Tax Attorney, the James W. McLamore Miami-Dade County Volunteer of the Year Award, and Outstanding Professional Advisor, Miami-Dade County, Florida. He is an active member of the nonprofit community, having counseled many nonprofit organizations over the years and is involved with many charitable programs. He founded, and is currently a co-chair, of Philanthropy Miami, whose participants include most of the nonprofit community in Miami Dade County.
In addition to Chambers USA, he is a Board Certified Tax Lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and recognized by Florida Trend as a legal elite tax attorney, The Best Lawyers in America, and other publications.
Represented tax exempt entities before the IRS in examinations and administrative matters.
Represented client in obtaining a private letter ruling involving more than $50 million excess business holding issues.
Trusts and Estates:
Represented client in obtaining a private letter ruling to merge two generation-skipping transfer (GST) grandfathered trusts.
Served on The Florida Bar committee advising the Florida legislature on adoption of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (FS 617.2104 – UPMIFA).