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Robert Keatinge

Of Counsel

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Bob Keatinge advises a wide variety of businesses and their owners, from start-up companies to publicly- traded corporations.

He advises clients and acts as a consulting or testifying expert on matters of business organization, federal tax, and professional responsibility, at all stages of organizational life from the formation and capitalization of new businesses to the operation and growth of firms to the departure of owners and the dissolution and winding up of the organization.

Bob has written and spoken nationally on the subjects of limited liability companies, choice of entity, taxation, business succession planning, fiduciary duties, and professional responsibility and liability. He has authored or co-authored two treatises and over fifty law review or bar journal articles on these business topics. He has taught business organization and tax law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the University of Miami School of Law, Suffolk University School of Law, and Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law in Budapest, Hungary.


LLC, Partnership, Tax, and Private Client Experience

Bob provides his clients experience in business organization law including evaluation of the rights and duties of owners and managers, internal structure, taxation, and fundamental changes in such matters that include:

  • Internal disputes
  • Structuring relationships among members and managers
  • Organization, operation, dissolution, and winding up

Bob provides expert witness on matters of fiduciary and other duties within business organization, corporate, partnership, and limited liability company law, and professional responsibility.

Client Results

  • Bob has structured and negotiated transactions for closely-held businesses.

  • Bob has served as a testifying or consulting expert services in litigation and arbitration matters involving business organizations, tax, and professional responsibility.


Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, 1995-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law – Denver, 2012
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Business and Corporate, 2006-2019
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Recipient of the 2008 Martin I. Lubaroff Award for contribution to the development of partnership law
  • Recipient of the ABA Business Law Section’s 2004 Section Chair’s Award
  • Recipient of the Colorado Bar Association’s 2002 Sue Burch Legislative Award

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American College of Tax Counsel, Regent
  • American Law Institute, Member (Members Consultative Group for Restatement of the Law of Agency and Members Consultative Group for ALI Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee, Member
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Director
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Director
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Business Law, Taxation, Real Property Probate and Trust, Member
  • American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Professional Responsibility Committee Chair
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Colorado Bar Association, Sections of Taxation Law, Business Law, Real Property Law, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member

Former Teaching Positions:

  • University of Denver College of Law, Former Adjunct Professor
  • University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, Former Adjunct Professor
  • Suffolk University School of Law, Boston, Former Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary, Former Visiting Professor in the Suffolk University School of Law LLM in U.S. Law for International Business Lawyers, in cooperation with the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary, and the Center for International Legal Studies Salzburg, Austria

Former Professional Associations:

  • Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations (formerly ”Committee on Partnerships and Other Unincorporated Organizations”) of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Former Member and Chair
  • Committee on Publications of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Former Member and Chair
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, Former Delegate
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section/National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) Joint Editorial Board on Unincorporated Business Organizations and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Former Member and Chair
  • National Conference on Uniform State Laws Drafting Committees on: a Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, a Revision to the Uniform Limited Partnership Act, a Uniform Inter-Entity Merger Act, American Bar Association Advisor, American Bar Association Business Law Section Advisor or American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Former Probate and Trust Advisor
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section Partnership and Other Unincorporated Business Organizations Ad Hoc Subcommittee to Comment on the Revised Uniform Partnership Act, Former Member
  • American Bar Association Task Force to Revise the Model Nonprofit Corporation Act, Former Member
  • American Bar Association Tax Section Task Forces on Integration and Limited Liability Companies, Former Member
  • Colorado Limited Liability Company Act, Former Co-Chair of Drafting Committee
  • Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel, Former Chair
  • Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section Committee Colorado Business Corporation Act Revision Committee, Former Member
  • Joint Editorial Board for the ABA/BNA Lawyer’s Manual on Professional Conduct, Former Chair
  • Publications Committee of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, Former Chair

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