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, license agreements, leases, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses. He often protects his clients’ rights and advances their interests in commercial and real estate disputes, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. Keith devotes a significant portion of his practice to supporting clients expanding into Arizona and beyond.
A community leader in business globalization, Keith has served as an Adjunct Professor of International Business Law at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and as Chairman and President of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. He has been honored by Global Chamber as “Global Business Service Provider of the Year”; the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations with the “PCFR Visionary Award”; regularly recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® with AV Preeminent and Platinum Client Champion designations; 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 AZ’s Top Lawyers. His strong leadership, integrity, values, vision, 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.”
He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Banner Health Foundation and Advance Guatemala; a Trustee on the Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees; an Emeritus Director of the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Committee of Foreign Relations and Esperanca; and a Member of the Greater Phoenix Leadership organization.