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Keith R Galbut

Business Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   81 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 20 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Keith

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Keith R. Galbut leads Galbut Beabeau’s corporate, construction, real estate, and outside general counsel practices. He is also the Founder and President of ADVOCATE – Residential Construction Advisors, a leading residential construction advisory and owners’ representation firm. He has extensive experience in corporate and real estate transactions, including matters of corporate formation and governance and the negotiation of commercial contracts, construction agreements, employment agreements, license agreements, leases, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses. He often protects his clients’ rights and advances their interests in business, construction, and real estate disputes, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

A community leader in business and law, Keith served as an Adjunct Professor of International Business Law at the Thunderbird School of Global Management for over ten years and served as Chairman and President of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. He was honored by Global Chamber as “Global Business Service Provider of the Year” and with the “PCFR Visionary Award” by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. He is regularly recognized with AV Preeminent and Platinum Client Champion designations by Martindale-Hubbell®; has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America® in business, entrepreneurship, family business, and corporate law; and has been highlighted by AZ Business Magazine, Arizona Executive Magazine, and Phoenix Magazine as one of Arizona's leading lawyers including as a Phoenix Top Lawyer in 2023. His leadership and commitment to excellence is also evidenced by his 2021 recognition by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Valley’s “Most Admired Leaders,” and the 2023 and 2024 Sun Devil 100 Award presented by the Arizona State Alumni Association, which recognizes leaders of organizations from around the world who demonstrate innovation, growth, and an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2023 and 2024, ADVOCATE – Residential Construction Advisors was honored to be selected for the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.

Keith’s passions are family, international travel, community organizations, residential construction and architecture, and making a positive impact on his community through leadership. He currently serves as a Trustee on the Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees, a Member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, and on the National Small Business Association Leadership Council.

Location

Galbut Beabeau PC
6720 North Scottsdale Road
Suite 305
Scottsdale, AZ, 85253

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Posted by Eddie | July 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful!!!!
Keith was extremely helpful!!! I was referred to Keith by a lender friend of mine and although Keith was on vacation he took time out of his schedule to help resolve my case. 5 star service!!!!
Posted by Grant | January 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A true professional!
I’ve had an opportunity to work with Keith over the years on various topics. He has always provided outstanding advice and shows a sense of urgency to assist. He is very knowledgeable providing practical guidance and alternatives. High recommended!
Posted by Lily | November 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer!
Keith was extremely knowledgeable and very straightforward. He helped me with a very stressful situation and I felt supported through it all. I am glad to have this connection going forward. Everybody needs Keith on their legal team!
Posted by Stephan | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the Best!
Echoing the sentiments of the other reviews is not enough, there are no words! Keith's really made what I thought was an insurmountable mountain to climb a stroll through the park. From the onset, Keith's calm steady demeanor and professionalism took all the chaos of dealing with my adversary and his lawyer and turned it into a clear simple plan that turned the tables in my favor. Keith is an amazing attorney that I would not hesitate to recommend, as I will continue to use his services for other projects!
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Posted by Stacey | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reputable, Compassionate, Kind
Keith is a brilliant Attorney. I am so very grateful for his empathy, dedication and professionalism. With the passing of my Husband, Keith has empowered me with confidence and reduced my fears of the unknown. This Firm embraces teamwork to include themselves and their clients. I love my team and will continue to be forever thankful!
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Posted by Nick | April 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm leadership
Keith's firm took on my situation with professionalism. Keith's leadership of his lawyer team is relavent in the attitude and dedication of the lawyers and paralegals. His team resolved my issue for far less than I was expecting and with the result I sought. Thank you!
Posted by Mike | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation & Counsel you can trust!
I have worked with Galbut Beabeau, P.C.for several years, both for personal needs and professional. As a business owner myself I understand how important it is to have great counsel, and help navigating the uncertainties of the law. There isn’t anything I could throw at Keith and his team of experts that they couldn’t handle. I trust you would have the same experience and I have referred many close friends and family to their firm for these aforementioned reasons and more! Thanks for all the great representation and advice. -MH
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Law Firm
I have nothing but kind words to say about Keith Galbut. I hired Keith to help me with a Chinese factory dispute that has been extremely stressful for myself and my family. We are dealing with a powerful Chinese factory that has issued frightening threats to both my company and me personally. He was completely comfortable dealing with this complex situation and had in depth knowledge of international business and law. My wife and I initially met with Keith just before the Covid 19 outbreak and then many times afterwards either on Zoom conference calls or cell phone meetings. He always made sure to take the time to carefully listen to all the issues and problems associated with our situation. Keith has been a rock solid legal advisor guiding me through all the correspondence and has turned this ordeal into a positive result. I highly recommend Keith Galbut and Galbut Beabeau and I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to Keith for his professionalism, expertise and ability to get the job done!
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Posted by Matt | March 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Instant Peace of Mind
Keith is great! Keith clearly knows his jurisprudence. Well educated, knowledgeable, and empathetic, Keith was able to articulate what needed to be done, and how he was going to handle our legal issue. Keith was able to mitigate any escalation of the issues and avoid any further legal action. Keith is an extremely engaging and his professional demeanor brings a high level of comfort to his clients, indicative of his years and experience in practicing law. Please turn to Keith and his firm for your legal needs!
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Posted by SEB | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Keith!!
I engaged Keith Galbut of Glabut Beabeau to resolve financial and contractual disputes with a builder and real estate agent. Keith represented my best interest with skill and strategy – successfully navigating the dispute with some exceptionally unprofessional opponents. We achieved an amiable result outside the court. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by Mark | November 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Keith.
Keith Galbut and his firm have played an integral role in the evolution of many of my businesses. Keith provides consultation that aids me in making challenging business decisions. When navigating the difficult waters of owning and operating a business Keith helps me stay on the right course.
Posted by TG | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Team
My experience working with Galbut & Galbut law firm as a client was nothing less than amazing. They guided me through the legal process, explained the law, their strategy and risks of the case. Their extensive legal knowledge and experience coupled with an uncompromising dedication to doing the most thorough work lead to a very positive outcome. Everything they have done through the process was highly efficient, communicative, and most importantly made me feel reassured and at ease. The entire team kept me apprised every step of the way. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Galbut & Galbut, especially Keith Galbut and Michaile Berg for their professionalism, and untiring devotion to my case. I highly recommend Galbut & Galbut for all of your legal needs. 10 out of 10
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Posted by todd | July 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You just found your attorney! THE BEST in the business!
AMAZING! PLEASE read!!! If I could give Mr. Keith Galbut and his team 1000 stars I would! I have always enjoyed my professional relationships with my personal attorneys but nothing like this! I am a professional with multiple limited liability companies and a busy life! Mr. Galbut has been a game changer! He has assisted my family and my company with estate planning, identity protection, and family security. He opposed a major commercial health insurance company and recovered over $100k for my family with charges, eventually getting them all covered for us. He has assisted me with a personal law action suit as well. I couldn’t be more impressed. He has a gift for communication and understanding the client’s needs. He applies this to a fast and efficient resolution. This gentleman is clearly a professional and CARES about his clients- clearly an attorney with a passion for what he does for people. Keith and his team are responsive and professional. With every interaction, I knew I was in the best of hands. He understands that the goal of our team is a rapid and solution-oriented response. He and his team were literally with me every step of the way. This gentleman was in constant contact with me EVEN while he was on his family vacation. I could not offer any higher recommendation to anyone who needs an attorney for personal or professional purposes!
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Posted by Terri | July 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in the business!
It's has been my honor and pleasure to know Keith Galbut for the last 5 years. As a new small business owner he was able to help and guide me through every part of the process. He truly was a available to me 24/7 to address any of my concerns or questions. He treated my business as if it was his own. His expertise and knowledge in all things business made my dream a reality. This wouldn’t of been possible with out him and his team. He is loyal and fair and treats every situation with integrity. I have so much respect and gratitude to Keith and his team for their continual professional support. Thank for giving your best to me and so many others.
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Posted by Christopher | May 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best representation, advocate, and counselor.
I was referred to Keith by a business partner in 2007 to unwind a very messy end to a partnership with 14 members. Keith guided me through, and got the best results possible. Since then I have been through several business matters that required great diligence and skill. He and his firm have never gotten me anything less than amazing results. He is one of the kindest and brightest people I know. I now refer all of my clients and friends that need assistance to him. I will always give him the most glowing references possible. He is an amazing person and a top notch attorney.
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Posted by Susan Assadi | March 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Keith is an extraordinary attorney. I had the chance to work with him a few times with a non-profit we worked together on and also as a personal attorney. He is equally competent and sensitive to his clients needs. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Daniel | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Skill Delivered Superior Results
Keith and his team are incredible. The amount of time that they invested to develop a sophisticated legal strategy helped to ensure a result that exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Galbut and Galbut.
Posted by Paul F. | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keith Galbut & His Team - The Right Choice
I wanted to take a moment to send a big thank you to Keith and his team at Galbut & Galbut. They helped my business through a tough time. Their professionalism, and attitude, helped keep us on track through a very emotional time. They are strong advocates, and I strongly recommend their services to anyone entering any sort of legal situation. They always demonstrated expertise and through my experience I can say they are part of my company's team to help navigate us through anything to come.
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Posted by Tracy | August 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Review
I hired Keith and associates to help me on a time sensitive case that was very stressful. Keith was professional, knowledgable and because of his diligence we won the case. His follow up and follow through was very strong. I would highly recommend Keith and his team!
Posted by Joy | March 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Securing a safe future
"Keith and his team truly define honor, integrity and justice. Throughout the process, Keith managed all parties with incredible finesse, respect, and personal attention. Matters were handled in a fluid, orderly and efficient manner. Galbut & Galbut smoothly handles your legal matters so you can clearly focus on yourself and growing your business. Thank you for securing a safe future for me"
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director and President
  • Galbut Beabeau, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Director
  • Galbut Beabeau, P.C.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Faculty Associate Professor (Intl. Business Law)
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • 2003 - 2016

Education

  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • MIM/MBA
  • 2001
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • National Small Business Association Leadership Council
  • Leadership Council
  • 2024 - Present
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees
  • Trustee
  • 2022 - Present
  • Advance Guatemala
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Esperanza
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Society of International Law
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Central Arizona Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Mentor
  • 2004 - Present
  • International Law Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Honorary Chair - Great Strides Walk 2010 and 2011
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations
  • President and Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Sun Devil 100
  • ASU Alumni Association
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Sun Devil 100
  • ASU Alumni Association
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Most Admired Leaders
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Legends of the Law
  • AZ Executive Magazine
  • 2017
  • Visionary Award
  • Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Global Business Service Provider of the Year
  • Global Chamber
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers of Arizona
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Chair - Great Strides Walk
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers
  • AZ Business Magazine
  • 2010
  • Real Estate People to Know
  • AZ Business Magazine
  • 2010
  • Honorary Chair - Great Strides
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2010
  • Real Estate People to Know
  • AZ Business Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers
  • AZ Business Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers
  • AZ Business Magazine
  • 2008
  • Up and Coming Attorney Award
  • BizAZ Magazine
  • 2005
  • FUTURE Award
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2005
  • AZ's Finest Award
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2001
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • AZ Business Magazine
  • "Pursuing International Business: Here are some key legal considerations
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Law Seminar
  • Business Law
  • 2011
  • Adjunct Professor - Thunderbird
  • International Law
  • 2011
  • Maricopa County Small Business Development Center
  • Business Law
  • 2010
  • Maricopa County Small Business Development Center
  • Business Law
  • 2009
  • KNFN Radio
  • Business Law
  • 2009
  • Adjunct Professor - Thunderbird
  • International Business Law
  • 2009
  • Maricopa County Small Business Development Center
  • Business Law
  • 2008
  • Doing Business in the United States
  • Doing Business in the United States - International Business Law
  • 2008
  • Adjunct Professor - Thunderbird
  • International Business Law
  • 2008
  • Maricopa County Small Business Development Center
  • Business Law
  • 2007
  • Adjunct Professor - Thunderbird
  • International Business Law
  • 2007
  • Maricopa County Small Business Development Center
  • Business Law
  • 2006
  • Doing Business in the United States
  • Doing Business in the United States - International Business Law
  • 2006
  • Adjunct Professor - Thunderbird
  • International Business Law
  • 2006
  • Maricopa County Small Business Development Center
  • Business Law
  • 2005
  • European Export Seminar
  • Export Opportunities in Europe
  • 2005
  • Adjunct Professor - Thunderbird
  • International Business Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keith is an incredible mentor, colleague, and attorney. He is well-versed in a myriad of business law disciplines, deeply trusted by his clients, and highly efficient in his approach and suggested solutions. Keith’s intellect, decisiveness, and commitment to his clients has formed lasting admiration from, and relationships with, peers and clients alike. The respect Keith holds in the legal community is hard earned and well deserved."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keith has been such a fantastic mentor to me as a young attorney. His attention to detail, engaging attitude, and breadth of experience have been crucial to my professional development."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the highest regard for Keith Galbut as an attorney. He is a leader and expert in the fields of corporate, construction, real estate, and outside general counsel law. He utilizes his extensive knowledge and expertise to protect his clients’ interests and advance their objectives. Keith’s financial and business acumen contributes to his remarkable ability to develop practical and efficient solutions to complex problems. The great success he has achieved is no surprise, as he has an impeccable dedication to his work and the clients he represents. Please consider this my highest endorsement for Keith Galbut."
Business Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Keith is a very intelligent attorney and he gets results for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is an excellent attorney who knows how to take care of his clients. It amazes me how available and responsive he is when a client has a question or a problem. I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Keith for 6 years and have always been impressed by his professional approach and solution oriented lawyering. I would recommend his services to anyone needing a good business attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keith Galbut is an experienced attorney who combines a great deal of skill and knowledge to efficiently handle a case. I highly recommend his work."
Business Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Keith on matters, and opposite Keith on matters. In all cases, Keith has proven himself a fair, honest and intelligent counsel to his clients. He is knowledgeable and skilled. Keith is also one of the emerging experts in cross-border transactions in Arizona. I highly recommend Keith, especially where international law is involved."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Keith and his firm on a couple of different matters. In all instances, Keith has been exceedingly professional and a pleasure to work with. You can tell Keith really cares about his clients' interests and is genuinely interested in working constructively with opposing counsel. I believe his clients are in very capable hands and wish Keith continued success."
Business Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Keith Galbut on multiple occasions and I have always been impressed with his professionalism and commitment to his clients. I continue to rely on Keith both as a trusted referral for my clients as well as a valued advisor. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone interested in receiving his valuable legal counsel."
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Scottsdale Business Lawyer Keith R Galbut
Keith R Galbut
Business Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 20 years