Raphael has experience working in a wide range of legal practices, both as a litigator and a transactional lawyer, however he specializes working with business owners to develop and execute legal strategies to save both time and money.
Raphael loves working with startup companies and is well integrated in the Tampa Bay startup community. Before beginning his practice, Raphael worked as a Stetson Law Fellow at the Tampa Bay Wave, a nonprofit located in downtown Tampa that offers coworking office space, mentoring, and funding opportunities to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Raphael has over 12 years experience working in law. Before passing the bar, Raphael worked in various roles both at law firms and within inhouse legal departments. He understands the concerns of companies in addressing their legal issues and the anxiety attached to finding legal counsel. Raphael has poised Rashkin Law to act as outside general counsel for companies that can't afford to keep a robust legal department on payroll. Raphael always takes time to explain legal issues in a simple and digestible way for his clients to help alleviate the anxiety of dealing with legal mattters.
Raphael is a native of the Tampa Bay area who has lived and worked in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. He finished his formal schooling as a visiting student at UCLA School of Law while earning his juris doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. Raphael also earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Florida.
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