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Overview

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

His interest in real estate grew out of the 2009 recession, when he saw how economic and housing issues affected communities. Keyon earned a real estate license and soon decided to pursue a legal degree.

After law school, he joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he closed transactions involving various financing. He also supported HUD’s Offices of Multi-Family Housing and Residential Care Facilities in handling asset management matters, including HAP contracts (Housing Assistance Payments), use agreements, asset transfers and LIHPRHA transactions (Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act).

He focuses his practice on all matters real estate law, including overseeing the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of commercial properties, and providing counsel on land use matters. Keyon has experience working with telecom clients concerning the placement of small cell site structures and related issues. He also handles related corporate matters, such as operating, management and non-disclosure agreements and works with start-up companies advising on matters regarding formation and growth.

Keyon’s experience with financing includes government, tax credit, PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), institutional and private lender financing for affordable and market rate multi-family, retail, office and school facilities projects. He draws on this experience everyday as he works with lenders and borrowers looking to build, buy, sell or invest in affordable housing or commercial properties.

What Keyon loves most about his work is the tangible impact: he finds great satisfaction both in knowing that he’s helped economic development in underserved communities and in furthering clients’ business interests.​


Services

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 
  • Wisconsin State Bar
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

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