Attorney Joseph E. Keavy

Joseph E. Keavy

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions



Joseph E. Keavy is a Director in the Business Services practice area, concentrating his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, entity formation, corporate finance, and business transactions.

Joe represents both buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions, including market entry acquisitions, strategic add-on acquisitions, sales to public companies and private equity funds, cross-border transactions, and asset acquisitions and dispositions. In his mergers and acquisitions practice, Joe counsels clients on the appropriate transaction structure, performing due diligence, and negotiating transaction documents including the letter of intent, the purchase agreement, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, and consulting agreements.

In addition, Joe advises lenders and borrowers in commercial lending and financing transactions, including secured and unsecured credit facilities, real estate and other asset-based loans, SBA and Freddie Mac financing, and loan modifications and work-outs.

Joe also serves as outside general counsel to privately held businesses. He has extensive experience advising
business regarding private placement offerings, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, corporate governance, professional regulation and licensing, trademarks, intellectual property, and business contracts.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Certificate in Business Law
  • Illinois State University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Finance with Honors
    • Minor: Accounting and Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • USA Powerlifting, Member