Allentown Banking Law Lawyer
Colin J. Keefe joined the Firm in 2012 and is now a shareholder in our transactional practice. He 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 currently represents banks and financial institutions in many of the Lehigh Valley’s largest commercial financings. Mr. Keefe is also one of the leaders of our Mergers & Acquisitions Group, where his practice includes an emphasis on seller-side representation in eight- and nine-figure strategic and private equity transactions with acquirers from outside the Valley. 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.
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- Comfort Level
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- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
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