BIO

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.

2014-Present

Formed Keim Finance Law, LLC in 2014

Spring 2016–Part Time Adjunct Professor–University of Missouri KC Law School–Securities Law

1999-2014

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

1986-1999_

Partner Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (now Polsinelli LLP via merger)—150 lawyers, multiple offices

Chair of Corporate Finance Department/Chief Financial Officer

1974-1986_

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

Securities/Tax/Corporate/Partnership Law

Member of Executive Committee/Compensation Committee/Chief Operating and Financial Officer

1971-1974

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

1968-1971

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

1964-1968

University of Nebraska:  BS Business—Finance and Mathematics