Education

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2003

Thunderbird School of Global Management, M.I.M./M.B.A., 2001

Emory University, B.A., 1997

Admissions

State Bar of Arizona

District of Columbia Bar

United States District Court, District of Arizona

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

About

Keith R. Galbut leads Galbut Beabeau’s corporate, construction, real estate, and outside general counsel practices. He has extensive experience in corporate and real estate transactions, including matters of corporate formation and governance and the negotiation of commercial contracts, employment agreements, licensing agreements, leases, and mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses. Keith is also often involved in protecting his clients’ rights in commercial and real estate disputes, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. 

He devotes a significant portion of his practice to supporting clients expanding into Arizona and beyond Arizona into domestic and foreign markets. A community leader in the area of business globalization for several years, he was honored by Global Chamber as “Global Business Service Provider of the Year” in 2015 and with the “PCFR Visionary Award” by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR). Keith has furthered his passion for business globalization through service as an Adjunct Professor of International Business Law at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and as both the Chairman and President of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

Keith is regularly recognized with AV Preeminent (the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards) and Platinum Client Champion (the highest client review rating) designations by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has also been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, family business, and corporate law, and highlighted by AZ Business Magazine, Arizona Executive Magazine, and Phoenix Magazine as one of Arizona’s Top Lawyers. 

Keith's passion for making a positive impact on his community is evident from his leadership involvements. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Banner Health Foundation, Advance Guatemala, and Esperanca. Keith has received several recognitions for his outstanding service to the community, including ’AZ's Finest” and “AZ’s FUTURE Award” for his contributions to the community and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where he served as Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk.

Keith is a Phoenix native and graduate of ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University and earned his Master’s in International Management and Business Administration (MIM/MBA) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In addition, Keith studied International Law and Business Transactions at the University of Geneva, Switzerland and Cambridge University, England. He is also the Founder and President of Advocate – Residential Construction Advisors, a residential construction advisory and owners’ representation firm.

Keith’s passions are his family, international travel, community organizations, and residential construction and architecture.


Practice Areas

Community Involvement

American Bar Association (Section on International Law)
Central Arizona Big Brothers Big Sisters
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Advanced Guatemala (Board of Directors)
Esperança (Lifetime Board of Directors)
International Law Association
Maricopa County Bar Association
Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (Board of Directors and President Elect)
State Bar of Arizona (Sections on Business Law, International Law)

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Business Organizations (2016–2021)
The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies & Family Businesses Law (2016–2021)
Martindale Hubbell®, AV Preeminent (2016–2020)
Martindale Hubbell®, Platinum Client Champion (2016–2020)
AZ Executive Magazine, Legends of the Law (2017)
Southwest Super Lawyers®, Super Lawyer (2016–2020)
Global Chamber, Global Business Service Provider of the Year (2015)
Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2012–2014)
AZ Business Magazine, Real Estate People to Know (2009-2010)
AZ Business Magazine, Top Lawyers (2008–2010)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, FUTURE Award (2005)
BizAZ Magazine, Up and Coming Attorney Award (2005)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Finest Award (2001)