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Overview

Keyon understands firsthand how real estate drives economic development — as well as clients’ businesses.

After law school, Keyon joined 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 asset management matters, including Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contracts, asset transfers, and Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act (LIHPRHA) transactions.

He focuses his practice at the intersection of real estate finance and corporate, and handles all matters real estate law, including overseeing the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial properties. Keyon also has experience working with telecom clients concerning the placement of small cell site structures and related issues. His experience with corporate matters include 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.

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’ business interests.​


Services

Recognition

  • National Black Lawyers (NBL), Top 40 Under 40, 2020

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Advanced Opportunity Fellowship Recipient
    • UW Moot Court Board
    • Black Law Students Association, Executive Director and Vice President
    • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society, Senior Note and Comment Editor
  • B.S., Purdue University
    • Retail Management
    • Scholarship Athlete
    • Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association  
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Outside the Office

Keyon likes staying active and is especially fond of boxing, a sport in which he formerly competed.

He has athletic experience at the professional level: after playing college football for Purdue University, Keyon played for two Canadian Football League teams, the Edmonton Eskimos and the BC Lions.

Keyon also enjoys both comedy and horror movies, as well as trying out different cuisines.

Community Leadership
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Young Professional Advisers Council
  • West Side Arts, Unlimited, Board Member

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