Biography

Keith assists clients by effectively resolving disputes, whether through settlement, mediation/arbitration, or litigation. He advocates for clients in all aspects of civil and regulatory litigation and appeals, and is practical and conscientious when guiding clients through the process of resolving a dispute in state or federal court.

Although Keith has experience in a wide variety of civil and regulatory matters, he focuses on business, real estate, land use, and fiduciary litigation, including Trust and Estate litigation and ERISA litigation. Keith also assists clients with administrative appeals and litigation with state and federal agencies.

Before joining Verrill, Keith served two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Alexander H. Sands of the Massachusetts Land Court, where he participated in the adjudication of numerous appeals of municipal board decisions related to Massachusetts land use permitting and litigation related to claims of right, title, or interest in real property. Keith served as a commissioner for five years on the City of Salem Conservation Commission, and now serves as Commissioner for the Town of Hamilton, where he is involved in hearing matters concerning the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and Hamilton Conservation Bylaw.

During law school, Keith served as a law clerk for the Office of Administrative Law Judges for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., where he participated in the adjudication of administrative appeals of federal agency permit decisions and enforcement actions. Keith has also written and spoken on litigating standing in de novo land use appeals to the Massachusetts trial courts and on trial practice techniques.

Services/Industries

Education

  • New England School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Case & Note Editor, New England Law Review
  • State University of New York, Buffalo  (B.S.)

Public Service

  • Conservation Commission for the City of Salem, Massachusetts
  • Conservation Commission for the Town of Hamilton, Massachusetts
  • Member, Town of Hamilton Community Preservation Committee
  • Director, Hamilton Wenham Open Land Trust

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Co-chair of the Wetlands, Waterway & Water Quality Committee, Environmental Law Section, Boston Bar Association (2010-2012)
  • Co-chair of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Pretrial Preparation Seminar

Honors

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers© under Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation and Construction Litigation: Business
  • Selected as an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2011

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Clerkships

  • Massachusetts Land Court, Hon. Alexander H. Sands

Firm Highlights

News

Maine Street Solutions Welcomes Peter Gore as Senior Governmental Relations Specialist

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Street Solutions is pleased to welcome Peter Gore as a Senior Government Relations Specialist. Gore brings nearly three decades of extensive experience in government relations, conflict resolution, grassroots and nonprofit...

Blog

Nondisclosure Provisions in Maine: Are Your Agreements Compliant?

In late 2022, a new Maine law took effect restricting the use and reach of nondisclosure provisions in Maine employment agreements. The new law, Nondisclosure Agreements in Employment , 26 M.R.S. § 599-C, is...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

News

Verrill Welcomes Two Highly Esteemed Attorneys to the Firm’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group

Blog

The Speak Out Act: Key Points You Need to Know

With 2023 underway, employers should be mindful of new federal legislation affecting key provisions in their employment agreements. On December 7, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Speak Out Act,” which prohibits enforcement...

Publication/Podcast

2023 Estate Planning Update

This alert from Verrill’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group highlights the latest changes to the income tax and transfer tax landscape. The alert addresses the SECURE ACT 2.0, federal and state transfer tax...

Event

ACTEC Annual Meeting: Professional Program, Seminar B: Vacation Property Overseas: Dream Come True or an Estate Planning Nightmare?

Verrill partner Ruth Mattson will be presenting at the ACTEC's 2023 Annual Meeting on Friday, March 3, in New Orleans. Ruth will be co-presenting, Professional Program, Seminar B: Vacation Property Overseas: Dream Come True...

Publication/Podcast

December Annual Update: End of Year Tips for Employers: Compliance & Beyond

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Blog

Pension-Linked Emergency Savings Accounts: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Forthcoming

Following the initial flurry of publications summarizing the retirement plan enhancements under the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”), this post takes a deeper dive into one of those enhancements: the optional “pension-linked...

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