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Managing Partner: Alan S Fershtman
Number of senior partners: 17
Number of partners: 60
Number of counsel: 5
Number of associates: 34

Firm Overview:
Keating Muething & Klekamp (KMK Law®) is a Cincinnati-based law firm that represents clients of all sizes, from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations. Founded in 1954, KMK has established a reputation for providing sophisticated legal services to business clients across the country.

Main Areas of Practice:
Business Representation & Transactions
Commercial Finance & Reorganization
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Labor & Employment Litigation
Mass Tort & Insurance Coverage
Private Client Services
Real Estate

Commercial Finance & Reorganization:
10 partners; 2 of counsel; 3 associates
■Represented asset manager and co-issuers in three collateralized loan obligation reset transactions and one collateral loan obligation new issuance in 2018 ■Represent banks, asset managers and alternative lenders in a wide variety of financing transactions
■Represents issuers, underwriters and trustees in public and private bond issuance
Key Clients: American Financial Group, Fifth Third Bank, Multi-Color Corp., Cintas Corp., U.S. Bank, Fortress Investment Group, LLC, LSI Industries Inc.
Contact: Robert G Sanker
Tel: 513 579 6587
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kelley Brandstetter Tracy
Tel: 513 579 6458
Email: [email protected]

18 partners; 3 of counsel; 9 associates
■Represented Fussball Club Cincinnati LLC in its $300M private offering to finance a MLS expansion team and related stadium and operating expenses
■Represents public and private companies in both buy-side and sell-side transactions
■Represented private equity firms and other investors in acquisitions of platform companies and add-on acquisitions
■Structures venture capital and other equity financing transactions
Key Clients: American Financial Group, Cintas Corp., FC Cincinnati, Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Multi-Color Corp.
Contact: James M Jansing
Tel: 513 579 6439
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael J Moeddel
Tel: 513 639 3962
Email: [email protected]

Employee Benefits:
5 partners; 1 associate
■KMK’s employee benefits group provides practical legal advice to clients regarding a broad spectrum of matters including qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, and health and welfare benefits including corporate transactions, government audits, ACA compliance and HIPAA privacy matters. KMK’s group of clients includes publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, and non-profits
Key Clients: American Financial Group, Inc., Cintas Corp., Mercy Health, Luxottica, US Holdings Corp.
Contact: Lisa Wintersheimer Michel
Tel: 513 579 6462
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
1 partner; 1 of counsel; 1 associate
■Represented Fortune 500 clients in mergers and acquisitions involving intellectual property rights
■Served as counsel for a Fortune 500 client, assuming responsibility for major brands’ trademark portfolios
Key Clients: Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Cintas Corp., General Cable Corp., Great American Insurance Co.
Contact: J Michael Hurst
Tel: 513 562 1401
Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment:
4 partners; 4 associates
■KMK represents a Fortune 1000 corporation in all labor and employment administrative and litigation matters nationwide, including successful enforcement of mandatory arbitration agreements
■Represented a private corporation in a national class action lawsuit involving the FLSA and related claims
■Represents Fortune 500 corporation in all aspects of labor negotiations, labor arbitrations and NLRB matters
Key Clients: AK Steel Corp., Belcan Corp., Cintas Corp., GE Aviation
Contact: Kasey L Bond
Tel: 513 579 6491
Email: [email protected]

16 partners; 10 associates
■KMK’s litigation group has an established reputation and a proven record of representing public and private businesses on a national and regional basis. The group handles matters in several areas including ERISA, antitrust, wage and hour, intellectual property, employment discrimination, product liability/tort defense, real estate, class action and commercial/securities litigation
Key Clients: Cintas Corp., Fifth Third Bank, General Electric, Total Quality Logistics, LLC, The Garretson Resolution Group Inc.
Contact: Joseph M Callow Jr
Tel: 513 579 6419
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Daniel E Izenson
Tel: 513 579 6480
Email: [email protected]

Mass Tort & Insurance Coverage:
6 partners; 1 associate
■KMK lawyers pioneered the creation and administration of the nation’s first 524(g) asbestos settlement trust and have been leaders in the space for more than 25 years
■Serves as general counsel for more than a dozen mass tort bankruptcy trusts, advising them on trust administration, claims processing and resolution, asset management, corporate governance and taxation
■Represent other companies and entities that operate in the mass tort space including Medicare reporting companies, lien resolution companies and other third-party neutrals
Key Clients: AWI Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust, Quigley Asbestos PI Trust
Contact: Rachael A Rowe
Tel: 513 579 6486
Email: [email protected]

Private Client Services:
6 partners; 1 of counsel; 1 associate
■KMK’s private client services group has experience in sophisticated estate planning strategies and techniques and is very knowledgeable in business succession planning, administration of estates and trusts, matrimonial disputes, guardianships, and income and transfer tax matters for individuals, estates, trusts, and family businesses
Contact: Adrienne J Roach
Tel: 513 579 6487
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
15 partners; 1 of counsel; 7 associates
■Redevelopment of downtown surface parking facility into mixed-use project involving public parking, grocery store, and multifamily housing; public/private financing involving Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority and City of Cincinnati
■Represented FC Cincinnati in the acquisition, entitlements, development and construction documentation for MLS expansion team, practice facility and new downtown stadium involving Cities of Cincinnati and Milford, and the Hamilton County and Clermont County Port Authorities
■Redevelopment of an airport repurposed for hotel, retail, offices, single and multifamily housing; public/private financing with Greater Cincinnati Port Authority
Key Clients: Al. Neyer, LLC, Anchor Retail Solutions, FC Cincinnati, The Community Builders, The Kroger Co., WesBanco
Contact: Kenneth P Kreider
Tel: 513 579 6579
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Daniel P Utt
Tel: 513 579 6564
Email: [email protected]