Keith joined the Abeles and Hoffman team in 2014. As a principal, his responsibilities include overseeing tax and accounting engagements and providing invaluable staff training. Keith specializes in rendering tax and consulting services to the firm’s clients, including consolidated C Corporations, S Corporations, complex partnerships and high net-worth individuals. He has experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, real estate, retail, construction, software, medical practices and professional services.
Prior to joining the firm, Keith spent nearly 10 years with Brown Smith Wallace, LLC, in positions ranging from staff to manager, where he gained valuable experience working with businesses and high net-worth individuals on tax and accounting engagements. He served as a subject matter expert in a number of areas, including partnership tax issues and depreciation. Keith was also a member of the firm’s real estate advisory team and the cost segregation practice.
With a decade of experience, Keith has developed the knowledge and expertise to assist his clients with the most complex tax and consulting engagements. He has a proven track record of identifying tax minimization and planning techniques, resulting in significant tax savings. In one case, he advised a new consolidated C Corporation client that had been filing separate state income tax returns that they were no longer prohibited from filing consolidated returns, which would allow the losses sustained by one subsidiary to offset the income of another. Keith used a pertinent state Supreme Court ruling to amend the open state income tax returns to retroactively elect to file on a consolidated basis, resulting in a net refund of over $1 million.
Keith is a team player who enjoys teaching and mentoring others. He credits his continued success to his genuine thirst for knowledge and impeccable work ethic, both of which he learned from his older brothers, as well as the support of his family and friends. He was inspired to go into accounting by summers spent working at Six Flags in the cash control department. Most people would be surprised to know that Keith is distantly related to Ben Franklin, from whom his favorite quote originated: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Keith feels that education has the power to dramatically influence and improve lives and can never be taken away.
Raised in Kirkwood, Missouri with two older brothers, Keith currently lives in Des Peres, Missouri. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching Cardinals baseball, Mizzou basketball and football, and practicing photography.
“I am dedicated to providing excellent client service that extends beyond tax compliance and consulting. I want to be a partner in the success of my clients and actively look for opportunities to help them achieve their goals.”
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
- Mizzou Alumni Association
- University of Missouri – Columbia
- Master of Accounting with certificates in taxation and information systems, 2004
- Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 2004