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Keith R. Galbut has considerable expertise in negotiating and drafting complex corporate and real estate transactions, including corporate formation and governance documents, contracts, employment agreements, leases, and licensing agreements.  Mr. Galbut oversees Galbut & Galbut’s banking and lending practice and is regularly involved in protecting his clients’ rights in commercial and real estate disputes.  Mr. Galbut also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to international business law.


Mr. Galbut is on the Board of Directors and the President-Elect of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.  He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Esperança, a non-profit international health organization and Advance Guatemala, a non-profit international organization focusing on children issues in Guatemala.


In 2009, Mr. Galbut was honored with the "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards).  Mr. Galbut has been recognized by AZ Business Magazine as one of Arizona’s top lawyers in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  In 2005, Mr. Galbut was selected as an “Up-and Coming Attorney” by bizAZ magazine.  He has been honored with the “’AZ's Finest” (2001) and “AZ’s FUTURE Award” (2009) for his contributions to the community and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is the Chairman for Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk (2010 and 2011).  He is also a frequent contributor to the Phoenix Business Journal, AZ Business Magazine, and KNFN radio.


Mr. Galbut is a Phoenix native and received his B.A. in Economics from Emory University in 1997. He earned his Masters in International Management (MIM/MBA) in 2001 from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In 2003, Mr. Galbut obtained his J.D. with a focus in international and corporate law from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. In addition, Mr. Galbut studied international law and business transactions at the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, and the Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.


Prior to law school, Mr. Galbut was a consultant to the Strategic Finance and Economics Group of a multinational accounting and consulting firm, and served in the Private Sector Business Development Office of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.


His passions are his family, international travel, civic organizations, photography, and scuba diving.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
  2. Contracts: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
  5. International Law: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Keith is a very intelligent attorney and he gets results for his clients.


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    I endorse this lawyer. I've consulted and referred my clients to Keith in Arizona and have every confidence in his work and know that his clients are well served when they hire him.


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Contact info

Galbut & Galbut, P.C.

2425 East Camelback Road
Suite 1020
Phoenix, AZ, 85016-4216


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers of ArizonaTop Lawyers2012
AV PreeminentThe Wall Street Journal/The Arizona Republic2012
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2011
Real Estate People to KnowAZ Business Magazine2011
Chair - Great Strides WalkCystic Fibrosis Foundation2011
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2010
Real Estate People to KnowAZ Business Magazine2010
Honorary Chair - Great StridesCystic Fibrosis Foundation2010
Real Estate People to KnowAZ Business Magazine2009
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
FUTURE AwardCystic Fibrosis Foundation2009
Top LawyersAZ Business Magazine2008
Up and Coming Attorney AwardBizAZ Magazine2005
AZ's Finest AwardCystic Fibrosis Foundation2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorThunderbird School of Global Management2005 - Present
PresidentGalbut & Galbut, P.C.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Advance GuatemalaBoard of Directors2008 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2005 - Present
EsperanzaBoard of Directors2005 - Present
Phoenix Committee on Foreign RelationsPresident and Board of Directors2005 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2004 - Present
International Law AssociationMember2004 - Present
Central Arizona Big Brothers Big SistersMentor2004 - Present
American Society of International LawMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Cystic Fibrosis FoundationHonorary Chair - Great Strides Walk 2010 and 20112009 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Phoenix Business Journal - Keith Galbut QuotedTanked commercial market to spark more lawsuits, bankruptcies2010
Phoenix Business Journal - Keith Galbut QuotedReal estate boom-bust: Lessons learned2010
Phoenix Business JournalAttorney recommends businesses implement flu outbreak plan2009
AZ Business MagazineKey legal considerations and strategies businesses should consider in an economic downturn2009
Latin Trade Magazine - Keith Galbut QuotedMultinationals, eager to avoid Latin American courts,seek international arbitrators to settle thorny legal issues.2008
AZ Business Magazine"Pursuing International Business: Here are some key legal considerations2006
Phoenix Business Journal - Keith Galbut QuotedDocuments, records need higher priority2005
Phoenix Business Journal - Keith Galbut QuotedSeminar looks at European Union trade2005
Phoenix Business Journal - Keith Galbut QuotedOverseas markets fertile ground for Arizona goods2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Thunderbird School of Global ManagementFinanceMIM/MBA2001
Emory UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Law SeminarBusiness Law2011
Adjunct Professor - ThunderbirdInternational Law2011
Maricopa County Small Business Development CenterBusiness Law2010
Maricopa County Small Business Development CenterBusiness Law2009
KNFN RadioBusiness Law2009
Adjunct Professor - ThunderbirdInternational Business Law2009
Maricopa County Small Business Development CenterBusiness Law2008
Doing Business in the United StatesDoing Business in the United States - International Business Law2008
Adjunct Professor - ThunderbirdInternational Business Law2008
Maricopa County Small Business Development CenterBusiness Law2007
Adjunct Professor - ThunderbirdInternational Business Law2007
Maricopa County Small Business Development CenterBusiness Law2006
Doing Business in the United StatesDoing Business in the United States - International Business Law2006
Adjunct Professor - ThunderbirdInternational Business Law2006
Maricopa County Small Business Development CenterBusiness Law2005
European Export SeminarExport Opportunities in Europe2005
Adjunct Professor - ThunderbirdInternational Business Law2005