Firm Profile

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Headquarters

One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
(513) 579.6400

Firm Details

The KMK Approach to the Practice of Law

At Keating Muething & Klekamp (KMK Law®), we view a client's legal issues as though we were the CEO or owner of the business -- finding solutions for problems and developing strategies for the future. Using this entrepreneurial approach allows us to help our clients move their businesses forward and to develop recommendations that are efficient, effective and economical, all while keeping our clients' best interests at the forefront. All of the partners and associates at KMK utilize this approach to the practice of law, which has made KMK one of the most successful law firms in Greater Cincinnati.

A Leader in the Profession

Founded in 1954, KMK is a Cincinnati law firm that represents clients of all sizes, from small start-up companies to Fortune 100 corporations. KMK is proud to have many long-term clients; in fact, several of these relationships go back 60 years -- a testament to the strong relationships we develop with clients.

KMK believes in attracting, developing, and maintaining a diverse work environment. It is because of this commitment that we embrace the unique characteristics of all our lawyers and staff, which ultimately fosters individual success as well as the success of our firm. KMK is committed to recognizing the talents and job performance of all lawyers and staff, and we value those that come from varying backgrounds and perspectives. At KMK, our goal is to continue to support and preserve a diverse work environment that encourages creativity, productivity, a sense of inclusion, and leadership effectiveness -- and where our lawyers and staff feel enriched and empowered to provide client solutions that exceed expectations.

As the largest first-generation law firm in Greater Cincinnati, KMK offers the breadth and depth of experience to meet the varied needs of clients from all over the country. We handle client matters from litigation to mergers and acquisitions to real estate -- and everything in between. Please visit www.kmklaw.com for a comprehensive list of all our Practice Areas. KMK retains one location in downtown Cincinnati, a deliberate decision made to enhance our ability to pool talents and resources to better serve clients and to provide increased value to our clients by maintaining releatively low overhead costs.

KMK has received numerous accolades and our attorneys are consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers. A comprehensive list of KMK's most recent public recognitions is listed at www.kmklaw.com.

KMK uses the latest technology to provide efficient service and ensure client satisfaction. Client extranets are a value-added benefit to clients -- providing real-time and secure access to documents as well as disaster recovery capabilities. Benefits cited by clients include increased productivity and faster case settlements.

Our Word and Our Work

Practical advice in the best interest of the clients and time-tested business solutions have been the hallmarks of KMK since our founding in 1954. We make these commitments to our clients:

A Sense of Urgency. We recognize that we are in a service business and that our clients expect and deserve timeliness and responsiveness. Our firm has adopted a sense of urgency in addressing client matters is imbedded into our culture.

Integrity. We represent clients in a skillful and honest manner, taking ownership of every action in our dealings with clients and others with unyielding integrity.

Strong Work Ethic. At KMK we stay ahead of the curve. We are energized to know where the economy is headed and the latest developments within the legal profession. To us, providing the best service means being confident about what we do and accurately delivering timely service with the client's goals in mind.

The People Within KMK excels as a law firm by recruiting and retaining the best and brightest attorneys and personnel. We believe a strong law firm evolves from having a team of individuals who have varied interests and diverse social, ethnic and political backgrounds - and who can offer wide-ranging perspectives to clients.

KMK maintains a close-knit, energetic and supportive environment -- just some of the reasons so many KMK attorneys and employees have made this firm their home for years. Our high retention rate and camaraderie help us deliver top-quality service and excellent results to clients.

Making a real and direct impact on the communities we serve, a tradition passed on from our founders, remains important at KMK. Our firm financially supports more than 150 local charities, schools and civic organizations each year.

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Ohio in Litigation - Real Estate with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ohio in Litigation - Securities with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ohio in Project Finance Law with 2 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Cincinnati in Corporate Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Cincinnati in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Cincinnati in Litigation - Real Estate with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Cincinnati in Litigation - Securities with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Cincinnati in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Cincinnati in Project Finance Law with 2 lawyers

Awards

  • 2012 Midsize Hot List, The National Law Journal
  • Law Firm of the Year Award from Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program
  • 2012 Top Trademark Firm, Intellectual Property Today
  • 2012 “Go-To” Law Firm® by Corporate Counsel®
  • Named a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA
  • One of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the Midwest 2012, AmLaw and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by Corporate INTL magazine as the 2014 Regional – Employment Law Firm of the Year in Ohio.
  • Al. Neyer, Inc.
  • American Financial Group, Inc.
  • Belcan Corporation
  • Chiquita International, Inc.
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Great American Insurance Co.
  • Great American Life Insurance Co.

About Our Clients

AK Steel Corporation, Al. Neyer, Inc., American Financial Group, Inc., AtriCure, Inc., Belcan Corporation, Budig Enterprises, Inc., Cintas Corporation, Cognis Corporation, Corporex Cos., Inc., Delphi Corporation, Duke Engery Corp., F&M Mafco, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, First Financial Bank, GE Aviation, General Cable Corporation, Great American Financial Resources, Inc., Great American Insurance Co., Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation, Kendle International Inc., LSI Industries Inc., Macy's, Inc., Medpace, Inc., Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Modern Office Methods, The Procter & Gamble Co., Rumpke Cos., Inc., Sam's Club, Towne Properties, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Contacts

D. Brock Denton
Business Representation & Transactions
513.579.6456
Kenneth P. Kreider
Real Estate
513.5796579
Robert G. Sanker
Bankruptcy & Reorganization
513-579-6587
Edward E. Steiner
Business Representation & Transactions
513-579-6468
James M. Jansing
Business Representation & Transactions
513-579-6418
James M. Jansing
Commercial Finance
513-579-6438
Lisa Wintersheimer Michel
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
513-579-6462
G. Randall Ayers
Labor & Employment
513-579-6919
Daniel E. Izenson
Litigation
513-579-6480
Bill Keating, Jr.
Private Client Services
513-579-6434
Daniel P. Utt
Real Estate
513-579-6564

Attorneys

G. Randall Ayers
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Brian M. Babb
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Litigation - Environmental, Environmental Law
Kasey L. Bond
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Litigation - Labor and Employment
James H. Brun
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
James E. Burke
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Corporate Law
Joseph M. Callow, Jr.
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Antitrust (2017)
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Securities
Steven C. Coffaro
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation
Richard L. Creighton, Jr.
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
D. Brock Denton
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Paul D. Dorger
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Labor Law - Management, Employment Law - Management
Alan S. Fershtman
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law
Louis F. Gilligan
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Stephen M. Goodson
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
J. Michael Hurst
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Trademark Law
Kevin E. Irwin
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Bankruptcy (2017)
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Daniel E. Izenson
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Construction, Commercial Litigation
James M. Jansing
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Donald P. Klekamp
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Gary P. Kreider
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Kenneth P. Kreider
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law, Litigation - Real Estate
James R. Matthews
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Insurance Law
Timothy B. Matthews
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Law, Venture Capital Law
Robert W. Maxwell II
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Litigation - Labor and Employment, Labor Law - Management, Employment Law - Management
James J. McGraw, Jr.
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Economic Development Law
John F. Meisenhelder
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lisa Wintersheimer Michel
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Michael J. Moeddel
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Paul V. Muething
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
William A. Posey
Lawyer of the Year:
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs (2017)
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
F. Mark Reuter
Lawyer of the Year:
Securities Regulation (2017)
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Adrienne J. Roach
Lawyer of the Year:
Family Law (2017)
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Family Law
Joseph P. Rouse
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
Rachael A. Rowe
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Securities
Robert G. Sanker
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Michael L. Scheier
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Richard D. Siegel
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Venture Capital Law
Mark E. Sims
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Richard D. Spoor
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Municipal Law
Kalman Steinberg
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law, Banking and Finance Law
Thomas M. Tepe, Jr.
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Litigation - Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Joseph L. Trauth, Jr.
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Daniel P. Utt
Lawyer of the Year:
Project Finance Law (2017)
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Gregory M. Utter
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Labor and Employment (2017)
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Mark J. Weber
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Herbert B. Weiss
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Jill A. Weller
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Recognized For:
Environmental Law

Firm Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law