Alan Fershtman represents entrepreneurs in the acquisition, financing and sale of multi-family, affordable housing. In addition, Alan represents closely-held companies, particularly entrepreneurs, in equity and private venture transactions, ongoing operations and divestitures, corporate mergers and acquisitions, taxation, estate planning and real estate. He has considerable experience in corporate issues unique to entrepreneurial organizations. In addition, Alan has represented corporate clients in the telemarketing industry for more than 15 years and has extensive knowledge of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and related Federal Trade Commission and other federal and state laws regulating companies in this industry.

Alan currently serves as Managing Partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp. He is a frequent speaker on entrepreneur, tax and real estate topics. Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp in 1994, Alan was associated with an international certified public accounting firm. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio, 1990). 

What Clients Say

Alan is a phenomenal deal attorney and one of the best corporate attorneys with whom I have worked in my 25 years in business, and I have worked with hundreds. He is a great listener, asks the right questions, provides top-flight guidance, educates his clients about what is market for deal terms and conditions, facilitates conversations to achieve client consensus, and worked tirelessly, literally through the night on multiple occasions to ensure we met our target closing date. Alan is strategic in his thinking while simultaneously addressing every last detail; his deal documents and drafting skills are simply extraordinary. Even opposing counsel sang his praises. I cannot recommend Alan and his team highly enough. -- David J. Akers, Collaborent Group, Ltd. President & CEO

Professional and Community Involvement

American Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Volunteer, former Board Member

VaanGuard (Volunteer Advance Advisor Network)

Cincinnati Creates Companies, Mentor

Evans Scholars Foundation, various alumni committees

Hamilton County Business Center, Volunteer

Miami University, Entrepreneur Mentor

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Board Member

STAR Soccer Club, Board Member and Vice President

Awards & Recognition

Named to the Power 100, Cincy Magazine, 2022-2023

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year", 2022

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Tax Law Lawyer of the Year", 2019

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2024

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2010-2016

Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2005, 2006

  • Best Lawyers - ASF 2022
  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)

News & Resources


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1994, cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.S., Miami University, 1988, cum laude

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