Stanley Keller

USA: Massachusetts

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
MA 02199-7613

Tel: +1 617 239 0217
Fax: +1 617 227 4420


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’s Remedies 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 Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) Annual Institute on Securities Regulation.

Edwards Wildman has a large and sophisticated Debt Finance and Capital Markets Practice. Our offices actively serve debt finance clients throughout the world. We represent diversified global financial institutions, banks, finance companies, insurance companies, hedge funds and other institutional lenders, including Bank of America, CIT, General Electric Capital Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NewStar Financial, TD Bank, RBS Citizens, and Wells Fargo. We represent most of the 10 largest banks in the United States. We also regularly represent private equity firms in M&A transactions, financings, recapitalizations and restructurings. Our lawyers are actively engaged in national and international syndicated credit facilities(mid-cap, large-cap, and investment grade), mezzanine and second lien financings, high-yield and convertible debt, DIP and exit financings, and tax-exempt and asset-based financings of all kinds. Most of our lawyers have specialized industry experience. Prominent among our industry specialties are media and communications, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences and biomedical devices, technology and financial services.

We emphasize client service including hands on partner involvement, responsiveness and efficient service. We approach transactions in a collaborative manner. Our industry experience and comprehensive market knowledge allow us to provide our clients with efficient and innovative solutions, to recognize when those solutions require sophisticated legal structures, and, alternatively, when a simple answer is the better choice. The Debt Finance and Capital Markets group works closely with our Restructuring and Insolvency practice. Our bankruptcy lawyers have been involved in many of the largest bankruptcy cases in the country.

Our experience encompasses a broad range of domestic and international financing transactions, including representation of agents, investors and borrowers in the following areas:

  • Acquisition Financing
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Convertible Debt Financing
  • Investment Funds Work
  • Mezzanine and Second Lien Financings
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • Tax-Exempt and Liquidity Support

We use our extensive knowledge of both traditional and cutting-edge transactional structures to enhance our clients’ competitiveness and ensure their success in an evolving marketplace. Areas of our industry specialization include:

  • Automotive
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Broadcasting
  • Precious Metals
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
At Edwards Wildman, community service is not just an ideal, it is what we practice, day in and day out. Our lawyers are there for those in need, and for those who have nowhere to turn to solve their legal problems. We understand that the legal profession is uniquely situated to deliver services that make a difference in people’s lives, and we’re proud to help make that difference.


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
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