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Stanley Keller

Stanley Keller

Locke Lord LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Stan Keller, Of Counsel in Locke Lord's Boston office, has extensive experience in corporate and securities law matters, and has worked on regulatory developments with officials at all levels in the SEC. He advises both public and private companies on a wide range of issues and transactions.

Stan chaired the American Bar Association's Federal Regulation of Securities Committee 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. He was actively involved with the ABA's Task Force dealing with the SEC's attorney conduct rules, with the ABA Task Force on Corporate Responsibility and with the ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege. He also was chair of the ABA Legal Opinions Committee and Audit Responses Committee, and he has been actively involved in the ABA's Corporate Laws Committee as a member, special adviser and special reporter for the 2016 Revision of the Model Business Corporation Act.

Stan is a member of the TriBar Opinion Committee and was the reporter for its Remedies Opinion Report and its Report on Preferred Stock Opinions. He is co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Task Force on Revision of the Massachusetts Business Corporation Law, which drafted the current Massachusetts corporation statute (Chapter 156D), and chaired the BBA's Business Law Section, Corporation Law Committee, and Legal Opinions Committee, as well as the Massachusetts Bar Association's Business Law Section and Corporation Law Committee.

Stan lectures widely for continuing legal education organizations, and has written and edited many articles and treatises on corporate, securities law and professional responsibility matters.

Stanley Keller is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Other Securities Exemptions - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Exchange Act Rule 14e-1 Opinions for Debt Tender Offers, The Business Lawyer, ABA Subcommittee on Securities Law Opinions (April 28, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Negative Assurance in Securities Offerings (2008 Revision), Report of the Subcommittee on Securities Law Opinions, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, ABA Section of Business Law, 64 Bus. Law. 395 (2009) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
No Registration Opinions, Report of the Subcommittee on Securities Law Opinions (2015 Update), Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, ABA Business Law Section, 71 Bus. Law, 129 (2015–2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
SEC v. Sourlis, 851 F.3d 139 (2d Cir. 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Opinion dated January 11, 2006, delivered by Virginia K. Sourlis Re: Instructions—Issuance of Common Stock Underlying Convertible Promissory Notes - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Statement on the Role of Customary Practice in the Preparation and Understanding of Third-Party Legal Opinions, ABA Legal Opinions Committee and Various Other Bar and Legal Groups, 63 Bus. Law. 1277 (2008) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
SEC v. Frohling, 851 F.3d 132 (2d Cir. 2016) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Legal Opinions in SEC Filings (2013 Update), Task Force on Securities Law Opinions, ABA Business Law Section, 68 Bus. Law. 1149 (2013) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Guidelines for the Preparation of Closing Opinions, Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association, The Committee on Legal Opinions, 57 Bus. Law, 875 (2002) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
SEC Guidance on General Solicitation Provides New Opportunities - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018
SEC Opinion Raises Question About 2007 General Solicitation Guidance - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018
Integration of Private and Public Offerings 2018 (March 2018) - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018
Alternatives to Registration Chart (January 1, 2017) - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018
Small Issuer Capital Raising Decision Matrix (March 1, 2018) - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions - Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions , Monday, November 13, 2017
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Financings in Close Proximity to One Another, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Other Securities Exemptions - Other Securities Exemptions, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions - Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions , Monday, November 13, 2017
Other Securities Exemptions - Other Securities Exemptions, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Financings in Close Proximity to One Another, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions - Taking a Closer Look at Securities Opinions , Monday, November 13, 2017
Financings in Close Proximity to One Another - Financings in Close Proximity to One Another, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Other Securities Exemptions - Other Securities Exemptions, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, New York, NY
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