Jeffrey P. Keeter

Business Law
Real Property and Development
Estate Planning and Administration

Jeff focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate (acquisition and development), zoning and land use planning and development, business, commercial and corporate law.

Jeff assists with formations, acquisitions, mergers and general advising of business entities.

Jeff was born in Elizabeth City in 1959. He previously practiced with  Rountree & Seagle, L.L.P., and Carr, Swails, Huffine, Crouch & Keeter, L.L.P., both in Wilmington. Jeff has been a partner in the firm since its inception in 1996. In his spare time Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and children, fly fishing, hunting, camping and coaching baseball.


  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D. 1984)
  • Campbell University (B.S. cum laude, 1981)

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina State Bar, 1985
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1985

Honors and Distinctions

  • Legal Elite – Real Estate, Business NC, 2015-17, 2019-present
  • Legal Elite – Tax and Estate Planning, Business NC, 2015
  • Legal Elite – Business, Business NC, 2015
  • “Super Lawyer” North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2019-present
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1981
  • Outstanding Young Men in America, 1987
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America, 2000-01
  • Campbell University Alumni Association, Vice-President
  • Campbell University Class Representative, 1981

Professional and Personal Affiliations

  • New Hanover County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association Law Practice Management Section Council, 2002-05
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member (Real Estate, Business, and Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Sections)
  • Southeastern Homeschool Sports, Co-Founder
  • Wilmington Pride Baseball Club, Co-Founder and Treasurer
  • Interdisciplinary Neonatal Follow-up and Treatment Services, Vice-President
  • Boy Scouts of America Leadership Luncheon, Vice-Chairman, 2001-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Council, Executive Board, 2000-present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout (2 palms)