Stanley Keller: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Stanley Keller

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Investigations & Corporate Integrity
University Columbia University, A.B., 1959
Law SchoolHarvard University, LL.B., magna cum laude, 1962
Admitted1962, Massachusetts


American Bar Association, chair of Legal Opinions Committee, Committee?on Audit Responses and Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities;
Special advisor to the Task Force on Corporate Responsibility;
Special advisor?to the Task Force on Implementation of Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;
Member of the Task Force on the Attorney-Client Privilege
Boston?Bar Association, Co-Chair, Task Force on Revision of the Massachusetts Business Corporation Law
Member, TriBar Opinion Committee

BornNew York, N.Y., 1938

Stanley Keller is a nationally recognized corporate and securities lawyer. During his many years of practice, Stan has advised clients ranging from emerging companies to industry leaders. While his practice has encompassed most areas of corporate and securities laws, Stan has focused on:

•public and private securities offerings and other corporate financings

•advising publicly traded companies on compliance with SEC rules, public disclosure requirements and best practices, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd Frank Act and the JOBS Act, and other securities law and stock exchange requirements

•mergers and acquisitions

•corporate governance, including advising on best practices, addressing institutional/stockholder activism, and acting as special counsel to boards of directors and their committees

In addition to his client work, Stan has had an active role in the development of corporate and securities laws through leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA) and other professional organizations, and through his writings and frequent speaking engagements:

•Stan chaired the ABA's Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities during the height of the Sarbanes-Oxley era, and in that capacity had responsibility for interacting on behalf of the private bar with the SEC, other governmental officials and the stock exchanges.

•Stan is co-chair of the Task Force that drafted the Massachusetts Business Corporation Law, and chaired the Boston Bar Association's Business Law Section and Corporation Law Committee.

•Stan, as a member of the TriBar Opinion Committee, was the reporter for the Committee'sRemedies Opinion Report andPreferred Stock Opinion Report.

•Stan recently completed his term as chair of the ABA's Legal Opinions Committee, having served before that as chair of the ABA's Audit Responses Committee.

•Stan lectures widely for continuing legal education organizations, and has written and edited many articles and treatises on corporate and securities law matters, including recently serving as the co-chair of the Practising Law Institute's (PLI)Annual Institute on Securities Regulation.


From 2007 to 2010 Stan served as Independent Consultant and Monitor of the City of San Diego to oversee its compliance with its SEC enforcement order.

For over a decade, Stan has been included in the nationally recognizedBest Lawyers in America for the categories of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law.

Listed as leading lawyer in his field byChambers USA: America's LeadingLawyers for Business.

Listed among the world's leading corporate Governance and Capital Markets lawyers byEuromoney Legal Media Group.

Recognized in Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in securities and corporate finance from 2004-2013.

Member of the ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege.

Special adviser to the ABA Task Force on Corporate Responsibility.

Special adviser and reporter to the ABA Task Force on SEC Attorney Conduct Rules.


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SEC Provides Helpful Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification
Stacie Sawchak Aarestad,Matthew C. Dallett,Stanley Keller,Eugene W. McDermott, July 14, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status of purchasers for purposes of the Rule 506(c) exemption that permits general solicitation. The guidance, which is in the form of several...

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Stanley Keller

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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