Respected as a formidable advocate in any forum, Keith is known as an experienced and capable courtroom attorney.

Overview

An accomplished trial attorney, Keith enjoys a diverse business litigation practice in the areas of intellectual property, estates and trusts litigation, contract disputes, environmental law, professional negligence, construction-related disputes, banking litigation and regulatory matters.

Keith has extensive courtroom experience, having successfully tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts across the country, as well as litigating numerous arbitrations and administrative proceedings. In addition to providing experienced advocacy in court, Keith utilizes that experience to counsel clients in negotiating contracts and taking other prudent actions to stay out of court.

Experience

Keith successfully represented the beneficiary of a $75 million charitable trust in claims for breach of fiduciary duty and reformation of the trust.

He successfully defended an architecture firm against multi-million dollar building collapse design defect claims.

Keith obtained an $8 million judgment for an industrial construction contractor in a wind farm development dispute.

He argued and won a groundbreaking decision in the Minnesota Supreme Court invalidating the Ponzi scheme presumption and clarifying Minnesota fraudulent conveyance law; and is presently teaming with counsel from Milwaukee and Chicago to defend a leading financial institution in bankruptcy adversary proceedings in connection with a major Ponzi scheme.

Prior to joining the firm, Keith was an assistant attorney general with the State of Minnesota, representing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

News & Insights

Publications

Co-Editor, Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education)

Recognitions

Recognitions

Honored with the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award in recognition of his dedication to providing pro bono legal services, 2011

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, 2014-2019

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2009-2018

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Board Chair, The Fund for the Legal Aid Society

VEAP, Inc. (Foodshelf) Board of Directors

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990

  • Minnesota Law Review, President, 1989–1990

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., with distinction, 1982

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