John Kingman Keating

John Kingman KeatingProfile

John Kingman Keating is the founding law partner of Keating/Schlitt, P.A. Mr. Keating practices in the areas of real estate transactions, land use and development, commercial leasing and property management, business and real estate loan transactions, the formation, acquisition, sales and related transactions, such as shareholder buy-sell agreements of business entities. Mr. Keating has extensive experience, both as an attorney and as an investing principal, in land acquisition, entitlement, development, and sale, including obtaining governmental approvals, permits and entitlements, and the subsequent disposition of both single-family and mixed-use development projects. In connection with such transactions, Mr. Keating has negotiated and prepared sophisticated acquisition, sale, lease, financing, and land use related documentation. Mr. Keating also owns and operates a title closing agency, Town Square Title, which offers residential and commercial closing and settlement services throughout Florida. Mr. Keating was born and raised in Orlando, Florida (a fourth generation Floridian) and has lived in Orlando all of his life. Mr. Keating is married to Lisa Fox Keating and has three children: Kingman, Kathleen, and Virginia. Mr. Keating’s father, Hon. Richard B. Keating, served as a County and Circuit Court Judge in Orlando for many years until his death in 1982.



Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Commercial Lender Representation

Real Estate Development, Land Use and Entitlement

Commercial Leasing and Property Management

Business / Corporate Transactions

Residential Real Estate Transactions


Mr. Keating has been involved in many charitable and community service organizations in the Orlando area community, including the following:


Board Member, Sunrise Bank / Sunrise Bancshares, Inc.

Lowndes Shakespeare Theater Board Member, 2008-2010

Florida Citrus Sports Board Member, 2008-2010

University Club of Orlando President, 1997 Board Member, 1995-1998

University Club of Orlando Charitable Foundation President, 1998 Board Member, 1997-Present

Board of Zoning Adjustment, City of Orlando Chairman, 1996-1997 Member, 1994-1997

Customer Services Review Committee, City of Orlando Member, 1998-1999

Restructuring City of Orlando permitting and customer service procedures


University of Florida, College of Law Juris Doctor, 1985

American University (Washington, D.C.) Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1982

Member, Florida Bar

Member, Orange County Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member Agent, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc.

Licensed Real Estate Broker (Florida)