M. Kristina Raattama Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
M. Kristina Raattama

M. Kristina Raattama

Attorney at Law

Miami
Florida
Licensed in
FL, TN
University of Florida
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Clear Communication
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About
With over 18 years of varied and progressive responsibility as in-house counsel, Ms. Raattama has the knowledge and expertise needed to provide organizations with assistance on their daily legal and compliance work. Experience includes acting as outsourced in-house counsel; performing transactional work, including reviewing and drafting strategic partnerships and public-private partnership agreements, other types of agreements, including software agreements, real estate leases and intellectual property licenses; drafting policies and procedures; advising on personnel matters; and overseeing litigation. Knowledgeable in privacy laws and… read more regulations.
22
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Kristina Raattama has an unparalleled understanding of the law and possesses a unique ability to quickly identify innovative solutions to complex problems. In addition to being honest and straightforward in her approach to legal issues and challenges, Kristina practices law at the highest level of professionalism."

Fellow Executive At Prior Institution
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"With Kristina’s deep knowledge of our higher education landscape and law in Florida, she seamlessly stepped in to meet our temporary need for in-house counsel for contracts and transactional matters. Her service offered the added benefit of tangible recommendations about our contracting practices and contract forms, allowing us to improve efficiency in our processes and quality of certain contract forms."

Short Term Staffing // Contract Reviews
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

MK Consulting, LLC

Owner/Proprietor

Aug 2018 - Present

Providing legal services, legal operations consulting and compliance consulting.

Aug 2018 - Present

Florida International University

General Counsel

Jul 2010 - Apr 2016

Chief legal officer reporting to President and Board of Trustees, managing all legal matters and governance questions for the University and its affiliated 501(c)(3) organizations. Led a team of nine attorneys, three paralegals and three staff members and oversaw the University Compliance and Integrity Office. Aligned the legal staff efforts around FIU’s mission and strategic plan.

Jul 2010 - Apr 2016

University of Florida

Various

Mar 2001 - Jun 2010

Progressively achieved greater legal and operational responsibilities over almost 10 years. Drafted and negotiated complex business transactions and major university agreements primarily involving research endeavors, business operations and academic matters; worked with senior university leadership and their staffs on university governance issues; and oversaw office administrative operations.

Mar 2001 - Jun 2010

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