Attorney Joseph E. Keavy

Joseph E. Keavy

Practice Areas

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Services
  • Raising Capital
  • Banking and Finance



Joseph E. Keavy is a Director in the Business Services practice area, concentrating his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, 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.

Joe also serves as outside general counsel to privately held businesses. He has extensive experience advising businesses with 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