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Keith A Zerman

Keith Zerman

  • Attorney


Keith Zerman has been practicing law for over 37 years.  His practice focuses on business and real estate transactions, including, mergers, acquisitions, sales, and both equity and debt financing.  He also advises clients regarding entity formation and structure, contract negotiations, as well as day-to-day legal business matters.

Keith views client’s legal matters from both a macro-approach and micro-approach.  While addressing specific matters or issues raised by his clients, he makes sure that the solution to that single matter is consistent with that client’s overall situation, including their business and personal estate plan.

Keith graduated from Drake University in 1978 (cum laude) and passed the national CPA exam.  He received a joint law degree (Order of the Woolsack and law review editor) and Master of Business Administration degree (with honors) from St. Louis University in 1981.


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Louis University School of Business Administration
    • M.B.A. - 1981
  • Drake University
    • B.S.B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations

  • GOA Regional Business Association | Member


  • Certified Public Accountant

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “The Power of Phantom Equity” Webinar, Featured Speaker | 2024
  • “Maximize & Protect Business Value – Key Employee Incentive” Porte Brown Exit, Smarts Webinar Series Guest Speaker | 2021
  • “MBBI Trends in M&A” – Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Podcast