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Robert Joseph Keating

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 15 years
    Colorado - CO 17 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

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Robert Keating formed Robert Keating Law, P.C., the predecessor firm to Keating & Lyden, LLC, in May 2009 to provide the highest quality legal services to his clients. Before starting this firm, Rob spent several years counseling individuals and businesses at a Boulder, Colorado law firm. Rob’s practice comprises corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, private securities, intellectual property, corporate, partnership and individual taxation, estate planning, real estate and entertainment.

Rob attended the University of Colorado School of Law where he was an associate editor of the Law Review, Co-Chair of the University of Colorado School of Law (Rothgerber) Moot Court Board and Treasurer of the Class of 2006. As an undergraduate, Rob attended the University of Washington where he received his B.A. in Business Administration. Rob also served as the 2001 Interfraternity Council President and Senator of the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Rob was born and raised in the state of Washington, where he continues to practice law in addition to Colorado.

Very passionate about the environment and renewable energy, Rob served as Author and Research Coordinator for the Energy and Environmental Security Initiative, the predecessor to the Center for Energy and Environmental Security, from August 2006 through March 2007. Rob authored a report to the Colorado Legislature entitled Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading: Emerging Markets and Opportunities for Colorado. This report was commissioned pursuant to C.R.S. § 25-1-1303(2)(c) and examines the impacts, opportunities and risks for Colorado, its citizens and businesses associated with emissions trading systems and concomitant federal, state or regional regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, most notably carbon dioxide.

Rob was named by his peers as a 2013 Colorado Superlawyers Rising Star.

In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter, where the family can typically be found hiking, snowboarding, and otherwise spending time outdoors. Rob also loves to golf, garden, and read. He also enjoys writing, playing and listening to music.


Keating & Lyden, LLC
4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 100
Boulder, CO, 80303-9102


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by J.C. | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Client-Focused & Efficient
I hired Rob to assist me with a tax issue and estate planning. Rob and his paralegal, Branden, fulfilled my requests efficiently and effectively. They responded to my communications very quickly (even in the evenings and on weekends) with the goal of solving my issues as efficiently as possible. They spent time getting to know me as an individual, thus making me feel important and valued. Rob and Branden are professional, thorough, and extremely client-focused.
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Posted by Petros | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted Advisor
As a small business owner, I am constantly exploring ways to improve our firm’s operating margins, innovate, and remain relevant as competitive pressures mount. Since initially engaging Mr. Keating in 2009 to address a narrow scope of financial matters, our firm has come to rely deeply on his professionalism and expertise in virtually all aspects of our business. Today, as our firm’s contracted general counsel, Mr. Keating supports us on a wide range of corporate matters including: business acquisitions, business process improvement, contract reviews, legal document drafting, negotiations, and new services development. His counsel tempers the requirements of law with practical, “rubber meets road,” evaluation of business requirements and risk management. Mr. Keating’s advice has proven invaluable in managing our corporate affairs.
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Posted by Richard | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Rob has been instrumental in protecting our investors and intangible brand investments of our new company! Helped us with everything from our operating agreement, SEC filings and distribution contracts to ensuring trademarks are properly registered and dealing with the USPTO regarding our inevitable trademark conflicts with other producers. Rob is the first guy I call whenever we’re looking to name a new beer or cider brand, very experienced with trademarks!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Author
  • University of Colorado
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Howard O. Bernstein, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2009


  • University of Colorado
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Washington - Foster School of Business
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • William J. Bowe Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Colorado
  • 2005
  • Co-Chair
  • Rothgerber Moot Court Competition
  • 2005
  • Associate Editor
  • University of Colorado Law Review
  • 2004
  • Order of Omega Scholarship Recipient
  • Order of Omega
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pollution Prevention and Advisory Board
  • Carbon Emissions Trading Opportunities
  • 2007
  • Center for Energy and Environmental Security Seminar
  • Carbon Emissions Trading Opportunities
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Robert
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Family member
"As the criminal defense attorney in the family, I don't get the opportunity to advise my family all-too-often. Robert has effectively been our family counsel since he graduated 10 years ago. He has been a wildly useful asset for the day-to-day legal affairs that we handle and his knowledge of not only asset management, but the proper way to insulate yourself from risk is invaluable. I have seen firsthand his ability to relate with clients, satisfy their needs and develop lifelong relationships. Rob is also the go-to attorney when it comes to helping clients that want to take an a dream or an idea and make it a reality."
Business Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If I have a business or tax question Robert is my go-to guy. Robert really has the complete package of intelligence, generosity and creativity that is invaluable in this industry. I do not hesitate to refer family or close friends to Robert when they need an attorney and you shouldn't either."
Business Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert and I practice in the same general geographic area and our practices overlap--so given the close-knit nature of out community I have heard only the best about his knowledge, ethics, and overall ability to deliver a superior product to happy clients. We had occasion to be on opposite sides of the purchase of a large business; he was a tough and effective negotiator. If i needed a business attorney Robert would be among my first choices."
Business Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Keating upholds the highest standards of professional integrity and works diligently for his clients."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rob and I recently served as opposing counsel in an asset purchase/lease transaction. While skillfully and knowledgeably advocating for his client, Rob pragmatically crafted solutions during the negotiation process that built value for both parties. I appreciated Rob's straight-forward approach that kept us on course and moving ahead throughout the transaction. Having known Rob for a number of years and seen his work in a variety of contexts, I highly recommend him as an exceptionally competent, results-driven corporate attorney."