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

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 recognized Best Lawyers in America for the categories of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law.

Listed as leading lawyer in his field by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

Listed among the world's leading corporate Governance and Capital Markets lawyers by Euromoney 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.


Edwards Wildman Represents Boston Dynamics in Its Acquisition by Google

Edwards Wildman represented Boston Dynamics, an MIT robotics spinoff which the firm has advised for two decades, in its acquisition by Google, Inc. Boston Dynamics is renowned for designing legged machines that balance and walk on legs.

Largest Public Offering in 2013 in the CEEMENA Region

In the secondary public offering of Emlak Konut GYO, which is Turkey's largest real estate investment company (REIT), our lawyers acted as Turkish Counsel to the underwriters Bank of America Merrill Lynch International (the Global Coordinator and International Bookrunner) and Halk Yatanranm Menkul Deagerler (Turkish Lead Manager).

Dyax Corp Public Offering

Our Business Law lawyers represented Dyax Corp. in its $60,000,000 Public Offering of Common Stock in October 2013.

Dyax Corp. Registered Direct Offering

Our Business Law lawyers represented Dyax Corp. in its $30,000,000 registered direct offering (RDO) to existing institutional investors.

Edwards Wildman Team Advises Sole Shareholder in Sale of Stock

An Edwards Wildman team of attorneys advised the sole shareholder of Micronics, Inc., a New Hampshire, USA- and Stoke-on-Trent, England-based manufacturer of filtration products and equipment used in mining, water treatment and food and beverage industries, in a March 28, 2013 sale of his stock to an entity formed by Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

Enanta Closes IPO

In 2013, our Business Law lawyers represented Enanta Pharmaceuticals, in its initial public offering (IPO), which raised $64 million for Enanta's development of new compounds for combination treatment regimens for Hepatitis C.

Stemline Therapeutics, Inc IPO

In January 2013, Edwards Wildman corporate, finance, insurance and intellectual property team members from Boston and Chicago advised Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. on its Initial Public Offering.

US Securities Counsel to Canadian Aluminum Company

Edwards Wildman acted as US securities counsel to Orbite Aluminae Inc. in a private placement of 8% Convertible Secured Debentures due 2017.

Lilliputian Systems Series C Equity Financing

In 2012, an Edwards Wildman team represented portable power startup Lilliputian Systems, Inc. in completing a $40M initial closing of a planned $60M Series C financing round led by RUSNANO, a Russian government-owned investor in nanotechnology projects, and multiple existing investors in the company.

Performing for Perfume Purveyor

Edwards Wildman lawyers in New York advised specialty retailer Perfumania in the acquisition of Parlux Fragrances completed in April 2012.

Secondary Market Liquidity for Securities of Small Businesses
November 20, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SEC Provides Helpful Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification
July 2014
Integration of Private and Public Offerings Update
January 2014
Willis Fortune 1000 Cyber Disclosure Webinar
October 16, 2013 event
Willis Fortune 1000 Cyber Disclosure Webinar Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
October 9, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SEC Adopts Rules on General Solicitation That Fundamentally Change Private Capital Raising and Proposes Further Revisions
July 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - SEC Provides Important Municipal Securities Disclosure Guidance in Harrisburg Enforcement Proceeding
May 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Delaware Chancery Court Rules that a Reverse Triangular Merger Does Not Trigger Consent Requirement Under Non-Assignment Provision
April 2013
PLI's Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2013
April 15, 2013 event
Integration of Private and Public Offerings Update
April 15, 2013

Edwards Wildman's Stan Keller Moderates SEC Panel, Reports ThinkAdvisor
November 21, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Nick Pearson and Stan Keller Named 'Best of the Best USA' by Euromoney's Expert Guides
October 23, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Stan Keller Authors Guest Blog Post on Safe Harbors v. Principles-Based Determinations in
September 5, 2014
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes 35 Edwards Wildman Lawyers for Excellence
June 4, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Stan Keller Weighs in on Angel Investors Lobbying the SEC to Maintain 'Accredited Investor' Definition in Bloomberg BNA's Securities Law Daily
May 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Stan Keller Analyzes the SEC's Focus on Dodd-Frank Rules in Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Governance Report
January 31, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Stan Keller Comments on SEC Guidance to Clarify 'Beneficial Owner' in Bad Actor Provision in Bloomberg
January 8, 2014
Edwards Wildman Represents Local Robotics Firm in Its Acquisition by Google, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
December 19, 2013
Edwards Wildman Represents Boston Dynamics in Its Acquisition by Google
December 17, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises on the Largest Public Offering to Date in the CEEMENA Region in 2013
November 20, 2013


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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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