Keith represents several major public companies as well as numerous venture-stage and medium-sized private companies.

Keith is a leading corporate merger, acquisitions and finance lawyer. Well versed in international business, Keith has been involved in major deals in national and international markets including Europe, Mexico and South Africa. He also has extensive experience advising banks and financial institutions. Keith is Chairman Emeritus of Fredrikson. He is on the boards of several corporations and has served as general counsel of several trade organizations.




  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1962
  • Carleton College, A.B., 1959


  • Minnesota, 1962


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 1993-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 1993-2021

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, Minnesota Director
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Corporation, Banking & Business Law Section
  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Independent Bankers of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Bankers Association
  • Bank Holding Company Association of Minnesota
  • Carleton College, Trustee

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Publications & Presentations

Co-Author, "Making the Law Work For You: A Guide for Small Businesses," Contemporary Books, 1980

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