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Craig L. Keller
Craig L. Keller
602.257.7663
CKeller@gustlaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Litigation and Appeals
Business/Corporate Law
Wills/Trusts/Estates Planning & Litigation
Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Craig L. Keller
Craig Keller has litigated business, construction, real estate, and probate and trust cases for more than 37 years. Craig has argued appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the Arizona Court of Appeals. He assists clients forming corporations and limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures and in asset and business acquisitions, sales and employment matters. He represents buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate.

Craig is also involved in all aspects of estate planning including wills and trusts, premarital agreements, business succession planning and trust and probate administration. He handles estates and trusts with modest assets and for high dollar net worth clients. He litigates claims involving trustees, personal representatives and beneficiaries and for exploitation of vulnerable adults.

He represents a multi-employer pension plan in the construction industry on employee benefit and ERISA compliance matters. His practice also includes mediation and arbitration of various commercial matters including business, corporate disputes, real estate disputes, and trust and estate matters. He is a former arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association.

Craig has several clients, individual and firms, that he has consistently represented for more than 30 years.

EDUCATION
University of Arizona (B.A. with highest distinction; Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, 1979)
University of Arizona, College of Law (J.D., 1982)
Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers

ADMISSIONS
Arizona (1982)
United States District Court, District of Arizona (1982)
United States Supreme Court (1987)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2002)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Maricopa County Bar Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
Arizona Town Hall

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
State Bar of Arizona, "Fees, Fee Agreements and the Forms You Need to Make Them Work" October, 2007

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Desert Caballeros Western Museum - Wickenburg, Arizona
   Past President 1999 - 2000
   Board Member 1985 - 2001; 2014 - present
   Secretary 2014 - present
Executive Women International Scholarship Program Judge, Phoenix Chapter 2019 - present
Tempe Sister Cities
   Parent of Student Delegates 2003, 2007
   Student Delegate Selection Committee 2008 - 2013
   Student Delegate Selection Committee Chairman 2014 - 2018
   Board Member 2014 - 2018
   Second Vice President 2017 - 2018
Tempe Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking and Drug Use
   Coalition Chairman 2016 - 2018
   Member 2012 - 2018
   Public Policy Committee Member 2010 - 2013
Wickenburg Town Manager Selection Panel 2017
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts - Wickenburg, Arizona
   President 2011 - 2014
   Board Member 2008 - 2015
South Tegner Street Redevelopment Committee, Wickenburg, Arizona 2014
University Club of Phoenix
   Past President 1994 and 1995
   Board Member 1993 - 1996
Wickenburg Rotary Club
   Paul Harris Fellow
   Past President 1994 and 1995
   Board Member 1993 - 1996
   Member 1988 - 2017
Alexander Boyd and Jane Starke Boyd Charitable Foundation - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 2014 - present
Jane Starke Boyd and Alexander Boyd Arizona Foundation - Wickenburg, Arizona - 2015 - present

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate Law) 2021


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