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Bill Keating, Jr.


Bill Keating is a member of the firm's Business Representation and Transactions Practice Group and Private Client Services Group.

He practices in the area of corporate and business law representing publicly traded and privately held businesses and also practices in business succession planning and executive compensation. In addition, Bill serves in a general counsel capacity to small and medium size companies that do not have in-house counsel.

Bill has extensive experience in estate and tax planning and probate matters, and he has lectured on estate and business succession planning.

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Outstanding Disability Service Award, USA Swimming, 2016
  • The Women Empowerment Award, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 2015
  • Alumni Distinguished Service Award, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Cincinnati College of Business, 2011
  • FIVE STAR Wealth Manager, Cincinnati Magazine
  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class XIX
  • Friars Award, Cincinnati Friars Club, 2009
  • Telly Award for Pioneers of Women's Sports Video, 2009
  • Telly Award for Why We Swim Video, 2010
  • Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association Special Recognition Award for Contribution to Women's Sports, 2010
  • Jefferson Award Finalist, 2007
  • Big East Conference Honor for outstanding contribution to girls and women in sports
  • CSPN Amateur Sports Event of Year (sold out XU-UC women's basketball game)
  • Jimmy Nippert Award, Outstanding Graduating Student-Athlete
  • University of Cincinnati Athletic Hall of Fame
  • St. Xavier High School Athletic Hall of Fame


Speaking Engagements


  • Disabled Doesn't Mean Unable,, May 7, 2015
  • "No Will? No Problem! Your Spouse and Children Will Split Your Estate," The Family Business Report, 1998
  • "The Shareholder Agreement: Oops, I Didn't Know That!," The Family Business Report, 1997

Professional & Community Involvement

  • University of Cincinnati, Board of Trustees, 1981-1990
  • University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship, Advisory Board, 2004-present (Vice Chair)
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Business, Board of Corporate Advisors, 1992-2005; 2008-present (Chair, 2012-present)
  • Magnified Giving, Board of Trustees, Vice Chair (2012-present)
  • Tri-State War-Bird Museum, Board of Trustees (2013-present)
  • Tristate Veterans Community Alliance, Board of Trustees, Vice Chair (2014-present)
  • Enabling Possibilities Foundation, Inc., Board of Trustees, Chair (2015-present)
  • St. Ursula Academy, Board of Trustees, 1998-2004
  • St. Xavier High School, Board of Trustees, 1998-2004
  • TechSolve, Inc., Board of Directors, 1983-1985
  • University of Cincinnati School of Law, Board of Visitors, 1992-1997
  • XU-UC Celebration of the Pioneers of Women's Sports. Chaired effort to sell out XU-UC Women's Crosstown Shootout basketball games and to honor the pioneers of women's sports by awarding them varsity letters
  • The Harmony Project
  • The Commercial Club, 2005-present
  • Pro-Seniors, Inc., Board of Trustees, 1995-1998
  • "C" Club, Board of Trustees, 1979-2000, 2006-2008; President, 1981, 2006-2008
  • Cincinnati 2012, Board of Trustees, 1996-2001; Executive Committee
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Board of Trustees, 1996-1999
  • Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation, Board of Trustees, (Chair, 1998-2001; Member, 1996-present)
  • Girls on the Run, Board of Trustees, 2000-2004
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Corporate Tax and Estate Planning Sections
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Land Title Association
  • College Swimming Officials Association, 2002-2011 (NCAA Division I Women's Swim Championship, 2005-2008; 2011)
  • Southwest Ohio Swimming Officials Association, 1998-2012
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6435
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Practice Areas
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1979
  • M.B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1976
  • B.B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1976