Robert Keane is a real estate partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He concentrates his practice primarily on the representation of private equity firms, opportunity funds, domestic and international companies, investment banks, commercial banks, non-regulated lenders and pension funds in real estate-related equity investments, joint venture formations, lending, acquisitions and dispositions and debt restructuring, workouts and reorganizations.

Chambers USA describes Robert as “phenomenal” adding that his clients report “he is truly an excellent lawyer — he knows his stuff, gets along well with opposing counsel and is incredibly responsive” adding “he is incredibly knowledgeable about statute, law and legal precedent and also a great negotiator.”


Thought Leadership


Article Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review


Presentation to the Financial Lawyers Conference entitled “Hedging Your Bets: Are You Swapping One Problem For Another?” which discussed selected enforceability issues with respect to securing hedge, swap, and derivative transactions with California real property


Named a leading lawyer for real estate in consecutive editions of Chambers USA (2015–2020)

Recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of real estate in consecutive editions of Super Lawyers — Los Angeles (2004–2020)

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2010–2020) for Real Estate Law

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, the State Bar of California

Member, the American Bar Association

Member, the Los Angeles County Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California


  • Loyola Law School, Los AngelesJ.D.1997
  • Loyola Marymount UniversityB.A.1994