Robert B. Keim
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 1974, cum laude (3rd in Class)
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1968
Admitted in: Missouri, 1974, Kansas, 1985, and Arizona, 2011
Mr. Keim handles many transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities (private placement), and corporate finance with a particular emphasis on structuring all types of finance transactions (domestic and foreign), such as partnership allocations, equity acquisitions, debt financing, joint ventures and other related financing arrangements.
Formed Keim Finance Law, LLC in 2014
Spring 2016–Part Time Adjunct Professor–University of Missouri KC Law School–Securities Law
Partner Kutak Rock LLP—national law firm, 16 offices, approx. 500 lawyers, AmLaw 200 Law Firm
Senior Partner Corporate Finance, Taxation and International Law—Negotiate and Structure Financial Transactions, M&A, Partnership/LLC law, Corporate Law, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Regulation D offerings, Regulation S offerings, EB-5 Financing, Strategic Alliances, Public Private Partnerships (P3’s) and structuring for federal and state income tax purposes.
Managing Partner KC Regional Office (one of founders of the office)–Managing Partner for 14 years. Term expired on April 1, 2014. Responsible for long/short term planning, pricing of legal services (including alternative fee arrangements), risk management, ethics, hiring lawyers (associates, laterals, of counsel and partners), human resources, file openings, fee agreements and budgets.
Member of Executive Committee, Compensation Committee, Audit Response Committee.
Chambers Best Finance Lawyers in USA
Partner Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (now Polsinelli LLP via merger)—150 lawyers, multiple offices
Chair of Corporate Finance Department/Chief Financial Officer
Morris Larson PC (now Stinson LLP via merger)—60 lawyers—two offices, started a branch office for the firm in another state
Started as an Associate/Left as a Partner
Member of Executive Committee/Compensation Committee/Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Washburn University School of Law
Cum Laude 3rd/212 in class
Chair of Scholarship Committee
Awarded Litigation Intern Position with District Attorney (Senior Year)
Law School Merit Scholarship
US Army—Artillery Officer, Line Officer at a Battery in Korea, Platoon Leader/Executive Officer, ADCAP Commander, Graduate of Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma
University of Nebraska: BS Business—Finance and Mathematics