Colin J. Keefe joined the Firm in 2012 and is now a shareholder in our transactional practice and the Chair of our Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice includes an emphasis on seller-side representation in eight- and nine-figure strategic and private equity transactions with national and international buyers. Mr. Keefe is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was decorated for heroism in combat during the Battle of Baghdad in April 2003. His legal career began as an associate with a large Manhattan law firm, where he primarily represented lenders in nine- and ten-figure project and acquisition finance transactions. Mr. Keefe now represents banks and financial institutions in many of the Lehigh Valley’s largest commercial financings. In addition, Mr. Keefe regularly handles construction contracting, real estate sales and acquisitions (with or without the accompanying sale of an ongoing business), and general corporate matters.
In 2022, over five million businesses were created, marking a 44% rise since 2019. Whether you’re one of these newer business owners or a seasoned proprietor, if you’re considering an exit strategy, M&A preparation is needed to help you be successful in conversations with prospective buyers and to achieve your goals. If done right, selling […]
The increasing prevalence and sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) has been the subject of a great deal of news recently. Certain types of AI are already in use in our personal lives, such as facial recognition for mobile devices and online customer support chats and voice assistants. From a business perspective, companies looking to leverage […]
Colin J. Keefe, shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking practice and the Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, was a guest on The Market Leaders Podcast, a half-hour show that offers expert insights and practical tips from some of the legal industry’s most prominent thought leaders. Mr. Keefe offered his seasoned perspective […]
If your business qualifies, Small Diverse Business certification can provide benefits under both Pennsylvania and federal law. Certification in Pennsylvania is a straightforward process that can be accomplished simultaneously with federal certification. A business can become certified as a Small Diverse Business (or, under federal law, “Small Disadvantaged Business”) through either public or private certification. […]
There are roughly 21.6 million LLCs in the United States. In comparison, there are approximately 1.7 million traditional C-Corporations, and approximately 23 million sole proprietorships. IRS statistics show a year over year increase in domestic LLCs since 2004. There are many reasons that one would choose an LLC over other entity structures, including, without limitation, […]