Bio
Mr. Keable, a Partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP and the firm’s Canada-U.S. Cross Border Practice Team Leader, focuses his practice on assisting Canadian businesses, lenders and individuals on U.S. legal matters, including the purchase and sale of businesses; representation of lenders and borrowers in structuring financings and negotiation and drafting of loan and security agreements; the structuring of entities; and the preparation of agreements for a wide variety of business transactions and situations.

He also assists clients with sales and use tax issues and planning, and in handling audits and proceedings.  


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • New York
  • Ontario Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant

Education
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981
  • University at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude, 1978

Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Banking Law Committee
  • AmCham Canada Toronto - GTA Chapter, Managing Chapter Council
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership, CanAm Council 

Community Involvement
  • Community Music School, Board of Trustees
  • Hallwalls, Inc., former Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada), Peel-Halton-Niagara Chapter, Board Member

Speaking Engagements
  • "U.S. Sales Tax Compliance for Canadian Technology, Software and Other Sellers," Buffalo, NY, October 22, 2020
  • "PPSA-UCC Article 9 Conflicts of Law Issues," Law Firm Financial Services Practice Group, Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2019
  • "Provincial vs. State Forms of Agreements," Law Firm Financial Services Practice Group, Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2019
  • "U.S. Limited Liability Companies," Law Firm Financial Services Practice Group, Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2019
  • "E-Commerce: Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies and Tax Implications," Cross-Border Workshop Series, The Halton Global Business Centre, Tech Place, Burlington, Ontario, March 6, 2019
  • "Intellectual Property, " Cross-Border Workshop Series, The Halton Global Business Centre, Tech Place, Burlington, Ontario, February 6, 2019
  • "U.S. Tax and Legal Considerations: Opportunities and Challenges." Cross-Border Workshop Series, The Halton Global Business Centre, Tech Place, Burlington, Ontario, January 10, 2019
  • “Hot Tips for Canadians Embarking on U.S. Activities: What You Need to Know to Avoid Wasting Time and Money," AmCham Canada, Peel-Halton-Niagara Chapter, December 6, 2017
  • “State Tax and Other State Law Considerations,” Tax Committee of The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, June 29, 2017
  • "Entity Structuring for U.S. Real Estate Investments," Niagara District of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, February 16, 2017
  • “Cross-Border Activities – Recent Developments and Considerations,” Niagara District of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, November 3, 2016
  • "Canadian Ownership of U. S. Properties", Entrepreneurial Chartered Accountants of Oakville, Oakville, Ontario, October 8, 2014
  • "Structuring Canadian Ownership of U.S. Entities and Properties", The Niagara District Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 23, 2014
  • "Canadian Investment in U. S. Real Estate", Oakville Real Estate Club, Oakville, Ontario, May 17, 2014.
  • "Often-Overlooked Legal and Tax Considerations of Doing Business in the U. S.", The Niagara District Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, October 23, 2013
  • "Often-Overlooked Legal and Tax Considerations of Doing Business in the U. S.", the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, Burlington, Ontario, January 23, 2013
  • “Structuring Canadian Ownership of U.S. Entities – A Focus on Non-Tax Considerations,” Program for U.S. tax practitioners in Hamilton, Ontario, October 22, 2012 
  • “Structuring Canadian Ownership of U.S. Entities and Properties,” Seminar at Institute for Continuing Professional Education, Amherst, N.Y., June 21, 2012
  • "Success Stories: Cross-Border Investments and Exits," The Bright Forum for Investors and Entrepreneurs, Buffalo, New York, June 9, 2011
  • "U. S. Real Estate Opportunities," HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario, 2010
  • "The Changing Challenge of the U.S. Market - Strategies for Getting Paid, Not Sued," York Export Alliance and the Innovation Synergy Centre, Markham, Ontario, September 17, 2009
  • "Structures and Strategies to Reduce U.S. Exposure," York Export Alliance and the Innovation Synergy Centre, Markham, Ontario, October 4, 2007
  • Chairman of the "Doing Business in the United States" seminar program, and Lecturer on "U.S. Corporate Law Essentials" and "Cross-Border Sale Agreements," Lorman Education, Toronto, Ontario, February 16, 2007
  • Chairman of the "Doing Business in the United States" seminar programs, and Lecturer on "Cross-Border Sale Agreements" and "State Sales and Use Taxes," Lorman Education, Toronto, Ontario, annually 2000 - 2002
  • Panelist, "Doing Business in the U.S.," Halton Region Business Development Centre, 2003
  • Panelist, "U.S. Exporting," Halton Region Business Development Centre, 2002
  • "Post-Closing Debtor Changes - Effects on Security Interest Priority and Perfection," Erie County Bar Association Banking Law Committee, Buffalo, New York, October 24, 2011
  • "The UCC and PPSA Choice-of-Law Rules," Erie County Bar Association Banking Law Committee, November 26, 2007
  • "Environmental Insurance for Lenders," Erie County Bar Association Banking Law Committee, February 23, 2004
  • "Issues in Cross-Border Loan Transactions," Erie County Bar Association Banking Law Committee, 1999
  • "Secret and Hidden Liens," Erie County Bar Association Banking Law Committee, 1996
  • "Intercreditor Agreements," Erie County Bar Association Banking Law Committee, 1993
  • "Cross-Border Loan Transactions," Erie County Bar Association Banking Law Committee, 1990
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