A partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp since 1987, Tim Matthews now serves in the Of Counsel capacity for the firm’s Commercial Finance Practice Group. His practice focuses on bank transactions, institutional and fund lending and a variety of complex financing transactions. His financing experience includes syndicated loan transactions, mezzanine capital transactions, equity and private venture transactions, private placements, leveraged ESOP buy-outs, equipment financing and leasing, joint venture arrangements, international lending, debtor-in-possession financing, loan workouts and bankruptcy reorganizations, sale-leasebacks, like-kind exchanges and other sophisticated financing, bankruptcy, reorganization and corporate transactions.

As general counsel to a number of firms, and with business experience as a director of several clients, Tim brings a broad business perspective and interdisciplinary skills to transactional work. His tax experience extends to active involvement in tax controversy matters and estate and succession planning for senior executives and high net worth individuals.

Professional and Community Involvement

Camco Chemical Company, Inc., Board of Directors

General Tool Company, Board of Advisors

Multimedia Commerce Group, Inc., Board of Directors

Lincoln Memorial University, Board of Trustees

Covenant Health, Board of Trustees

First Baptist Church, Concord, Board of Trustees

Worldwide Equipment Enterprises, Inc., Board of Directors

Beechwood Foundation for Beechwood Schools, Former Board Member

Ft. Mitchell Baptist Church, Former Board Member

Gateway Community College, Former Board Member

Northern Kentucky University Foundation, Former Board Member

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Named a 2019 Cincinnati "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America

Named 2014 Attorney for Justice in recognition of pro bono service by the Tennessee Supreme Court

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers’ Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year," 2014

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2023

Named Ohio Super Lawyer, 2007-2009

Named Cincy Leading Lawyer, 2005-2009

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News & Resources


  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1981; cum laude

A.B., Harvard University, 1978; magna cum laude

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