Keith is a dynamic litigator who masters the courtroom by explaining complex commercial theories in a simple and understandable manner. He provides creative solutions to vexing client issues with pragmatism and efficiency and is always focused on effective case resolution, however when necessary, he can successfully achieve his client's goals through trial.
Keith represents mid-size to multinational corporations in complex commercial litigation. He successfully represented a commercial printing company in litigation with one of the world's largest printing conglomerates. Throughout his career he has represented investors in syndicate litigation, litigated against Sponsors, Boards and professional in cooperative and condominium developments, defended health care providers in factoring agreement cases and appeared for clients in shareholder actions, UCC litigation, commercial lease disputes and products liability cases.
Keith regularly counsels real estate professionals in relation to land use and economic development. He has been a part of some of the largest and most transformative real estate projects in the Long Island region. Keith is familiar with all aspects of commercial and residential development from both municipal and private development perspectives.
Keith is a distinguished election law and campaign finance attorney. He routinely assists with the administration of local, state, and federal elections on Long Island. A former Law Chair of the Nassau County Democratic Committee, Keith routinely interposes and defends various election law proceedings under the New York State Election Law. Keith successfully represented candidates of a newly formed Party in being placed on the general election ballot.
He is a former chair of the Democratic Party, mayor of the incorporated Village of Malverne and governor-appointed Commissioner of Long Island State Parks. He’s represented many office holders and candidates in Nassau County, New York, and represented former President Barack Obama in the noted birther case. He also counseled the presidential campaign of President Biden and advised the past three governors of New York.
His experience includes litigating hundreds of ballot-access proceedings across New York state and providing campaign finance and other counsel to constituted committees, trade associations, political action committees and candidates. He also advises clients concerning campaign financial disclosures to the New York State Board of Elections and the Federal Elections Commission.
Keith has an extensive municipal practice representing Villages, Towns, Counties and Cities throughout New York State in all facets of municipal litigation, municipal finance and general municipal law advice. Keith successfully defended the second largest Village in the State of New York in a race discrimination claim concerning the Chief of Police position. Keith has served as Village Attorney, Board Counsel, Land Use, Zoning and Planning Counsel and Special Counsel for various municipal and quasi municipal entities. Keith believes resident related concerns should be addressed with pragmatism and efficiency to assist municipal entities in delivering superior services and representation to their local constituents.