Education

Suffolk Law School, J.D. 1992

University of Michigan, Masters of Science in Kinesiology 1985

University of Michigan, B.B.A. 1982

Community Involvement

Muskegon Sports Council – Board of  Directors

USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Team – Advisory Board

Muskegon Film Festival – Past Board Member

Keith specializes in the areas of business lawreal estateliquor licensing, and agriculture.

Experience

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Keith relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, where for seven years, he owned and operated a corporate fitness and cardiac rehabilitation business.  He experienced first-hand many of the challenges that face business owners on a daily basis.  Through this, he gained a strong appreciation for the entrepreneurial spirit that drives business owners.  Keith uses the perspective he gained as a small business owner to offer clients sound, practical legal and business advice for over twenty years.

Keith concentrates his practice in the purchase and sale of businesses and real estate.  He provides small and mid-sized companies with legal counsel on areas ranging from contract and lease negotiations, employee matters, compliance issues, and general business matters.  He has developed a specialty across the spectrum of liquor licensing matters from alcohol manufacturing and distribution licensing to retail licensing involving the issuance, transfer and maintenance of liquor licenses in connection with the purchase and sale of bars, restaurants and convenience stores.

Keith also has extensive experience in agricultural law, representing small to large agricultural growing operations, packaging and distribution centers, and agricultural cooperatives.

Sample Projects

  • Facilitated the purchase and sale of more than twenty-five convenience stores, bars, and restaurants, including all applicable liquor, lottery and related licenses.
  • Corporate Counsel for restaurant franchisor with franchises located nationwide.
  • Corporate counsel for large-scale growers and food production operations located in West Michigan.
  • Assisted corporate telecommunications client in securing multi-million dollar federal grant to finance the construction of a broadband infrastructure project to serve rural communities.
  • Represents a distilled spirits manufacturer with both domestic and foreign distribution.
  • Represents the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

Education

Suffolk Law School, J.D. 1992

University of Michigan, Masters of Science in Kinesiology 1985

University of Michigan, B.B.A. 1982

Community Involvement

Muskegon Sports Council – Board of  Directors

USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Team – Advisory Board

Muskegon Film Festival – Past Board Member