Mr. Keller has been practicing law since 2006, with a focus on land use entitlements, litigation, and bankruptcy. His areas of expertise include:
Mr. Keller has appeared in Superior Courts throughout California, the First and Second District California Courts of Appeal, Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Keller was also the Chair of the San Francisco Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section in 2017, and the President of the California Receivers Forum Bay Area Chapter for 2015 and 2016, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum. He has been named a Northern California Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine for every year from 2013 through 2018.
Mr. Keller speaks fluent German, and has done pro bono work representing Holocaust survivors applying for benefits with the German government, as well as fundraising work for the Bay Area Urban Debate League, including co-founding the Champions of Diversity Challenge which has raised over half a million dollars in contributions from local law firms.
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley. Law School: University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While an undergraduate, Mr. Keller was the President of the UC Berkeley debate team from 2000 through 2002. As a law school student, he earned awards for academic excellence in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Advanced Environmental Law, Negotiation & Mediation, and Legal Writing & Research. He also won the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York, and was a regional winner and national semi-finalist at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago. He joined the firm in September 2016, after starting his career at Ellman Burke Hoffman & Johnson and spending six-and-a-half years at Buchalter in San Francisco.
Land Use, Litigation, and Bankruptcy