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Keyon focuses his practice at the intersection of real estate finance and corporate, and handles virtually all matters related to real estate law, including overseeing the acquisition, disposition, and development of commercial properties. His corporate experience includes equity and asset purchases, private equity deals, and negotiating operating, partnership, and shareholders agreements. Keyon also works with startup companies advising on business structuring and growth. Prior to entering private practice, Keyon started his legal career as an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he supported HUD’s Offices of Multifamily Housing and Residential Care Facilities in handling financing transactions insured by HUD and various asset management matters.

Keyon’s finance experience includes government, tax credit, and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. He draws on this experience every day as he works with lenders, investors, and developers looking to build, buy, sell, or invest in affordable housing or commercial properties. Keyon’s real estate interests are grounded in affordable housing and community development. He finds great satisfaction both in knowing that he’s helped economic development in overlooked communities and in furthering clients’ interests.

Concentrations

  • Affordable housing and community development
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate investment
  • Startups

Capabilities

Experience

  • Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016-2018
  • Judicial Intern, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2016
  • Student Attorney (Housing Practice Group), Legal Assistance Foundation, 2015
  • Summer Law Clerk, Madison City Attorney’s Office, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Real Estate Law, 2022
  • Listed, National Black Lawyers (NBL), Top 40 Under 40, Illinois, 2020-2021
  • Listed, Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020-2021
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Cook County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers
  • Member, Young Professionals Advisors Council, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 2020-2021
  • Board Member, West Side Arts, Unlimited

Credentials

Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, 2016
    • Senior Note and Comment Editor, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society
  • B.S., Purdue University, 2009
    • Scholarship Athlete - Purdue Football
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin