Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA

Elisa Keller, Esquire, is a uniquely well-rounded business advisor and attorney, with 8 years of in-house Corporate Counsel experience prior to joining Hunter Business Law in September 2017. Elisa has negotiated thousands of international and domestic commercial contracts, particularly in the area of software as a service (SAAS), and has provided legal guidance on hundreds of labor and employment matters. Elisa has also provided legal strategy and risk analysis to senior executives on complex business development initiatives, as well as practiced law in the areas of litigation management, compliance, collections, and corporate bankruptcies. Elisa understands how to make businesses succeed and she exemplifies the perfect combination of results and reliability for her clients. A native of the Tampa Bay area, and a graduate of the University of Tampa and Stetson University College of Law, Elisa has deep roots in the community and a passion for seeing it and its entrepreneurial spirit thrive.

If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track. – Susan Fales-Hill

Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA
Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA

Client Engagement Highlights

  • Corporate Counsel for a multi-million dollar telecommunications technology company for which I negotiated commercial agreements resulting in over $125M in revenue, managed litigation matters preventing over $10M in potential losses and amicably recovered over $500K in delinquent payments for services rendered.
  • Successfully negotiated multiple major sports arena and casino venue PaaS Agreements for a premium mobile strategy and platform technology client.
  • Drafted, reviewed and successfully negotiated various Commercial Leases for a diverse set of clients, such as restaurant owners, gym owners, hair salon owners, and disaster recovery services franchisees.
  • Prepared multiple Employment, Independent Contractor and Restrictive Covenants Agreements for a wide range of clients with various business and legal needs.
Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA
Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA

Education

  • 2009 graduate of Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, with Cum Laude Honors
  • 2009 graduate of Stetson University School of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration
  • 2003 graduate of the University of Tampa, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Marketing, with Cum Laude Honors
Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA
Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA

Legal Experience

  • Legal Work History:
    • 8 years practicing as in-house Corporate Counsel for a multi-million dollar corporation.
    • Legal practice areas include: Contract Law, Business Law, Commercial Leasing, Litigation Management, Restricted Covenants, Compliance, Collections, and Corporate Bankruptcy.
  • Corporate Work History:
    • 19+ years of experience collectively in the areas of Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing, Technology and Legal.
Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA
Elisa Keller, Esquire, MBA

Professional Memberships

  • Member in Good Standing of the Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Elisa is diligent, methodical and calculated in her approach. Not only is she a delight to work with, she’s sharp and has provided top-notch services to my company. We greatly appreciate all of her efforts and our continued relationship.

-Jennifer Saxman COO, Bild & Co

I cannot say enough positive things about my company’s experience working with Elisa Keller. We have a complex product, and we service powerful, high-profile clients. Not only did Elisa quickly scale the learning curve, but she is highly responsive, with a keen eye for detail. Her approach combines the perfect blend of legal protection with business pragmatism. Elisa has demonstrated a diverse range of knowledge and expertise, having helped us finalize favorable contracts ranging from customers and strategic partners to vendors and employment. And she is fun to work with to boot!

-Karri Zaremba, Founder & COO of Venuetize

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