Joseph E. Keavy

Joseph E. Keavy

Banking and Finance, Business Services, Mergers and Acquisitions

(630) 221-1755 |


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

Associations & Memberships

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


  • Illinois

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.