FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * SEYMOUR TAMARA A 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/18/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol KEMPHARM, INC [KMPH]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
C/O KEMPHARM, INC., 1180 CELEBRATION BOULEVARD, SUITE 103
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
CELEBRATION, FL 34747      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy)   (1) 8/17/2031  Common Stock  22500  $9.2200  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Grant to the Reporting Person of a stock option under the Issuer's 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan"). 33.33% of the total shares subject to the option vest in equal annual installments beginning on August 18, 2022 through August 18, 2024, provided that at the relevant vesting dates such optionee's directorial relationship has not been terminated as defined in and as determined under the Plan. All shares underlying the option will vest in full and become immediately exercisable upon a change of control of the Issuer. The option expires ten years after the date of grant.

Remarks:
Exhibit List: Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SEYMOUR TAMARA A
C/O KEMPHARM, INC.
1180 CELEBRATION BOULEVARD, SUITE 103
CELEBRATION, FL 34747
X



Signatures
/s/ Timothy J. Sangiovanni, Attorney-in-Fact for Tamara A. Seymour 8/18/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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