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Forty-eight Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) congratulates the firm’s 48 attorneys recognized in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. 

Seven KMK Law attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year,” a designation that is presented annually to a single attorney in each practice area and metropolitan area.

    • Kevin E. Irwin was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
    • William A. (Bill) Posey was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiff  “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
    • F. Mark Reuter was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
    • Richard D. (Rick) Siegel was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Venture Capital Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
    • Edward E. (Ed) Steiner was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Mergers and Acquisition “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
    • Thomas M. (Tom) Tepe, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Litigation – Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.
    • Joseph L. (Joe) Trauth, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati.

The list below includes the KMK attorneys recognized in the 2016 Best Lawyers publication, along with the year the attorney was first recognized and the practice areas for which each attorney is recognized by Best Lawyers.

G. Randall (Randy) Ayers (2006)

  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

Brian M. Babb (2009)

  • Environmental Law
  •  Litigation – Environmental 

Kasey L. Bond (2016)

  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

James H. (Jim) Brun (2016)

  • Trusts and Estates

James E. (Jim) Burke (2006)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation – Securities

Joseph M. (Joe) Callow, Jr. (2011)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Securities

Steven C. (Steve) Coffaro (2011)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Real Estate

Robert E. (Bob) Coletti (2007)

  • Corporate Law

Richard L. (Rich) Creighton, Jr. (2013)

  • Commercial Litigation

D. Brock Denton (2015)

  • Corporate Law

Paul D. Dorger (2008)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management 

Alan S. Fershtman (2008)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Tax Law

Louis F. (Lou) Gilligan (1989)

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs 

Stephen M. (Steve) Goodson (2007)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

J. Michael (Mike) Hurst (2014)

  • Trademark Law

Kevin E. Irwin (1999)

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

Daniel E. (Dan) Izenson (2012)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Real Estate

James M. (Jim) Jansing (2010)

  • Corporate Law

Bill Keating, Jr. (2008)

  • Corporate Law

Donald P. (Don) Klekamp (1995)

  • Corporate Law

Gary P. Kreider (1987)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Kenneth P. (Ken) Kreider (2009)

  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

James R. (Jim) Matthews (2013)

  • Insurance Law

Timothy B. (Tim) Matthews (2009)

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Venture Capital Law

Robert W. (Bob) Maxwell II (1995)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

John F. Meisenhelder (2015)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Lisa Wintersheimer Michel (2010)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael J. (Mike) Moeddel (2012)

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Paul V. Muething (2007)

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

William A. (Bill) Posey (2011)

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs 

F. Mark Reuter (2011)

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

Adrienne J. Roach (2013)

  • Family Law

Joseph P. (Joe) Rouse (2010)

  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts & Estates

Rachael A. Rowe (2010)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Securities

Robert G. (Bob) Sanker (2007)

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

Michael L. (Mike) Scheier (2015)

  • Commercial Litigation

Richard D. (Rick) Siegel (2012)

  • Venture Capital Law

Mark E. Sims (1995)

  • Tax Law

Richard D. (Dick) Spoor (2008)

  • Municipal Finance Law

Kalman (Kal) Steinberg (2015)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Edward E. (Ed) Steiner (2001)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Thomas M. (Tom) Tepe, Jr. (2011)

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate

Joseph L. (Joe) Trauth, Jr. (2007)

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Daniel P. (Dan) Utt (2007)

  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Gregory M. (Greg) Utter (2007)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Mark J. Weber (2007)

  • Real Estate Law

Herbert B. (Herb) Weiss (1983)

  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Jill A. Weller (2016)

  • Environmental Law

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes — from Fortune 100 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2015 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, General Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring. KMK Law earned three National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Venture Capital Law and 37 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2015 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 110 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com