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Henry H. Raattama, Jr.

Partner 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.982.5656
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

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 PhilanthropyMiami, 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.
 
Representative Experience
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501(c)(3) Organizations: Represented tax exempt entities before the IRS in examinations and administrative matters.
 
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Charitable Foundation: Represented client in obtaining a private letter ruling involving over $50 million excess business holding issues.
 
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Trusts and Estates: Represented client in obtaining a private letter ruling to merge two generation-skipping transfer (GST) grandfathered trusts.
 
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Tax Legislation: 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).
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified Tax Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 1989-2017, Listed in Florida for Non-Profit/Charities Law and Tax Law
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2010, 2014-2017, Listed in Florida for Nonprofit Organizations
 
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Chambers USA 2010-2017, Ranked in Florida for Tax
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2005-2006, 2010, Listed for Tax
 
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Planned Giving Council of Miami-Dade County, Awarded the Professional Advisor of the Year, 2002
 
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The Florida Bar Tax Section, Awarded the Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney, 1998-1999
 
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James W. McLamore Volunteer of the Year Award, 1999
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Past Chairperson, 1982-1983
 
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American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
 

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Henry H. Raattama, Jr.

Practice
Tax
Representative Clients
Dade Community Foundation
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Research Foundation
Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation
University of Miami
Education
LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1972
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1967
B.S., University of Florida, 1965
B.A., University of Florida, 1965
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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