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Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL


Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL - Cincinnati
  • One East Fourth Street
  • Suite 1400
  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 45202
  • Managing Partner: Paul V Muething
  • Executive Partner: Rachael A Rowe
  • Number of senior partners: 15
  • Number of partners: 59
  • Number of of counsel: 7
  • Number of associates: 27
  • Number of attorneys: 108

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: 

Commercial Finance & Reorganization:
7 partners; 3 associates
■ Serve as general counsel to 13 mass tort bankruptcy settlement trusts, advising them on trust administration, including claims resolution
■ Represented asset manager in two $400+ million collateralized loan obligation transactions in 2014
■ Represented regional bank in multiple acquisition credit facilities
Key Clients: American Financial Group, Fifth Third Bank.
Contact: James M Jansing Tel: 513 579 6439
Email: jfronduti@kmklaw.com
Contact: Robert G Sanker Tel: 513 579 6587
Email: rsanker@kmklaw.com

15 partners; 2 of counsel; 8 associates
■ Represented Cintas Corporation in its partnership transaction with Shred-It International shareholders to create a market-leading document management business
■ Represented WRGrace Asbestos Trust in sales of Sealed Air Common Stock (proceeds in excess of $600 million) and in the sale to WRGrace of a deferred payment obligation with sale proceeds in excess of $630 million.
Key Clients: American Financial Group, Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Cintas Corporation, Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
Contact: James M Jansing Tel: 513 579 6439
Email: jjansing@kmklaw.com
Contact: Edward E Steiner Tel: 513 579 6468
Email: esteiner@kmklaw.com

Employee Benefits:
4 partners; 1 associate
■ KMK’s Employee Benefits Group provides sophisticated and practical legal advice to clients regarding a broad spectrum of matters including qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, and health and welfare benefits. KMK’s diverse group of clients includes publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals
Key Clients: American Financial Group, Inc., Cintas Corporation, Fifth Third Bank.
Contact: Lisa Wintersheimer Michel Tel: 513 579 6462
Email: lmichel@kmklaw.com

Intellectual Property:
1 partner; 1 of counsel; 2 associates
■ 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: Belcan Corporation, Cintas Corporation, Great American Insurance Co.; The Procter & Gamble Company, Gardner Denver, Inc.
Contact: J Michael Hurst Tel: 513 562 1401
Email: mhurst@kmklaw.com

Labor & Employment:
5 partners; 1 of counsel; 3 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 Corporation, Belcan Corporation, Cintas Corporation, GE Aviation
Contact: G Randall Ayers Tel: 513 579 6919
Email: rayers@kmklaw.com

20 partners; 1 of counsel; 10 associates
■ KMK’s Litigation Group has an established reputation and a proven track record of representing publicly held and private businesses on a national and regional basis. The Group handles matters in several areas including securities, ERISA, antitrust, wage and hour/employment discrimination, product liability/tort defense, real estate and other types of class action/MDL and commercial litigation. The Group also handles engagements relating to mass tort settlement trusts. KMK’s E-Discovery/ Litigation Support Group provides E-Discovery, litigation readiness and information governance services and solutions.
Key Clients: Cintas Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, General Electric, Darling Ingredients Inc. / Griffin Industries LLC, The Garretson Resolution Group Inc.
Contact: Daniel E Izenson Tel: 513 579 6480
Email: dizenson@kmklaw.com
Contact: James R Matthews Tel: 513 579 6507
Email: jmatthews@kmklaw.com

Private Client Services:
6 partners; 1 of counsel; 1 associate
■ KMK’s Private Client Services Group works closely with clients to develop creative and tax-efficient solutions for current and long-term estate planning and succession needs. KMK’s lawyers have vast experience in sophisticated estate planning strategies and techniques and are very knowledgeable in business succession planning, administration of estates and trusts, matrimonial disputes (divorce and child custody), guardianships, and income and transfer tax matters for individuals, estates, trusts, and family businesses.
Contact: Joseph P Rouse Tel: 513 579 6417
Email: jrouse@kmklaw.com

Real Estate:
12 partners; 1 of counsel; 3 associates
■ KMK handled major real estate tax reduction cases in Ohio for a number of national and regional clients
■ Represented U Square, LLC in the $84m mixed-use retail development adjacent to the UC Campus. KMK’s public finance team helped to close this transaction, which included various incentives and also handled development and project leasing matters
■ Represented 3CDC and dunnhumby USA, LLC in financing and development of new Cincinnati HQ building project
■ Represented developers in acquisition, leasing and sale of regional shopping centers, and acquisition, construction and leasing of new retail developments
Key Clients: Al.Neyer, Inc., 3CDC, Macy’s Inc., dunnhumby USA, LLC, Anchor Retail Solutions, LLC
Contact: Daniel P Utt Tel: 513 579 6564
Email: dutt@kmklaw.com

Areas of Practice

  • Business Representation & Transactions
  • Commercial Finance & Reorganization
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Private Client Services
  • Real Estate


  • One East Fourth Street,
  • Suite 1400,
  • Cincinnati,
  • Ohio
  • USA
  • OH 45202
  • Tel +1 513 579 6400
  • Fax +1 513 579 6457
  • Email : info@kmklaw.com
  • Website : www.kmklaw.com