Keith A. 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 clients' legal matters from both a macro-approach and a 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 a Master of Business Administration degree (with honors) from St. Louis University in 1981.


  • Louis University School of Law
    J.D. | 1981

  • Louis University School of Business Administration
    MBA (with honors) | 1981

  • Drake University
    B.S.B.A. (Cum Laude) | 1978


  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Associations + Memberships

  • GOA Regional Business Association | Member

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “MBBI Trends in M&A” – Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Podcast

  • “Maximize & Protect Business Value – Key Employee Incentive” Porte Brown ExitSmarts Webinar Series
    Guest Speaker | 2021

WEBINAR: The Power of Phantom Equity

Madeline F. Kelleher, Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr., Keith A. Zerman | April 17, 2024

Self-help and Streamlined Ways to Fix Defects in S Corporation Status

Jonathan J. Fox, Keith A. Zerman | Dec. 18, 2023

Corporate Transparency Act Updates

Jonathan J. Fox, Keith A. Zerman | Dec. 6, 2023