KMK is the go-to law firm for companies involved in business transactions in the Midwest. For the past two decades, we believe we have represented more public companies in the greater Cincinnati region than any other law firm. And, for more than 60 years, KMK Law has been recognized as one of the leading business law firms in the Midwest, providing legal advice and counsel to some of the top business figures and businesses for their most important transactions.

Our clients tend to be entrepreneurial companies that are acquisitive and aggressive in their business approach. In all aspects of our clients’ business transactions, we provide clear, pragmatic advice. Our goal is to maximize our clients’ success by giving them sound guidance throughout the course of our relationship.

KMK handles business law matters for all types and sizes of business organizations, including public and private corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Our lawyers frequently serve as outside general counsel to clients and serve as special counsel for specific needs or projects. We also offer business formation and counseling services, debt and equity financing matters, mergers and acquisitions services, commercial contract matters, and other general business matters. We also counsel on joint ventures, franchising, and other business expansion alternatives. KMK lawyers have decades of experience in private placements and public offerings and all aspects of securities regulations compliance.

Nurturing our next generation

While many regional law firms have difficulty retaining and developing their next generation corporate transactional lawyers, our firm’s practice not only nurtures our young lawyers, we let them maximize their potential. These opportunities encourage other young attorneys to choose to return home to Cincinnati from strong national corporate practices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.—ensuring KMK’s ability to offer extraordinary service to our business clients for decades to come.


"Assists clients with a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including M&A, joint ventures and franchising. Possesses additional strength in securities regulation compliance and public offerings. Experienced in cross-border transactions." Chambers USA 

"As a former general counsel (interim) of a large publicly traded Fortune 500 company and a former CEO of a smaller publicly traded company who has worked with Keating, Muething and Klekamp for almost 40 years, I can state unequivocally that KMK has the expertise to handle whatever need arises and that they will handle it in an extremely cost-effective and professional manner." — Christopher B. Hewett, Principal, Aspen Development Group

Representative Clients

American Financial Group, Inc.

AtriCure, Inc.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Cintas Corporation

Coesia S.p.A.

Empeiria Capital Management LLC

FC Cincinnati

Ferno Washington, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank, National Association

The Gorilla Glue Company

Great American Insurance Company

Hillenbrand Inc.

Jewelry Television

LSI Industries Inc.

Medpace Holdings, Inc.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc.

Multi-Color Corporation


  • KMK represented Multi-Color Corporation in its $2.5 billion sale to an affiliate of Platinum Equity LLC in a take private transaction representing $50 per share purchase.
  • KMK represented Cintas Corporation in its joint venture with Shred-it International, which combined the second and fourth largest shredding companies in the United States to create the world’s largest document destruction company, with $600 million in combined revenues and operations in 18 countries. KMK represented Cintas in all facets of its joint venture transaction, including M&A, securities, labor, real estate, employee benefits, and environmental.

  • KMK represented Fussball Club Cincinnati LLC in connection with a private offering to fund the acquisition of a Major League Soccer expansion team and construction of a first-class soccer specific stadium and MLS level training facilities. KMK handled all facets of the transaction including the private offering of equity interests, the negotiation with MLS regarding entry into MLS and debt financing for the transaction.

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