Keith H. Berk Partner
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Keith H. Berk
"I structure solutions that align parties interests to create durable relationships. "

Keith is a senior partner in HMB’s Business and Finance group. He represents larger sized closely-held businesses and their owners in mergers and acquisitions and as part-time outside general counsel.

Keith is well-known as a facilitator for middle-market “deals,” implementing a wide range of tax-advantaged capital structures, shareholder and family-ownership structures and private-equity structures to enhance growth and to provide exit strategies.

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As outside general counsel, Keith advises on strategies that help businesses attract and retain key management, minimize risk and maximize opportunities for long-term growth. Keith has also assisted numerous family owned businesses with generational succession planning and creative family dispute resolutions.

A Business Approach to Complex Problems

Keith emphasizes a business approach to the practice of law. Clients value him as a trusted advisor who offers practical solutions to complex issues.


University of Illinois, J.D.

University of Illinois, B.S. with high honors


Certified Public Accountant, Illinois




Board Room Magazine, 2017 Distinguished President of the Year

Professional Memberships

Young Presidents Organization, Member


  • Commercial Lending and Equity Deal Terms for Middle Market Businesses, Fall 2013October 14, 2013

    FALL 2013 Although the first half of 2013 was marred by stagnant activity within the middle market lending environment, senior lenders across the middle market seem quite optimistic about finishing the year with a bang.  While it is difficult for senior lenders to pinpoint the exact cause for their optimism, the recurring talking point has been that these senior lenders…

  • University of Illinois, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, B.S. with high honors
  • Illinois
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
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