Clay K. Keller is a Member in the Commercial Litigation Group, with an emphasis on business litigation, oil and gas, and real estate matters. He practices out of the Firm's office in Akron, Ohio, and is the Managing Member of that office.
Clay has a broad array of experience in counseling and representing individuals and businesses as trial counsel in commercial disputes and tort matters. A significant portion of his practice involves representing upstream and midstream companies operating in Ohio in litigation and regulatory matters relating to the exploration and development of oil and gas.
Clay also regularly represents clients in transactional and litigation matters involving real estate including handling real estate transactions, drafting and negotiation of solar land leases, easement agreements, deeds and commercial land leases. For real estate litigation, he has represented clients in numerous cases involving a wide variety of matters including disputes over ownership of mineral rights, eminent domain cases, trespass claims, boundary disputes and disputes involving right-of-way agreements and temporary workspace agreements.
He is a frequent speaker on topics related to general litigation and oil and gas law. He has received a peer review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.
Clay enjoys collaborating with clients, and he is proficient in the industries in which he regularly represents companies. He believes that being able to adapt, being focused on practical solutions, and creativity are critical aspects to successfully practicing law and meeting the needs of clients.
In his spare time, Clay enjoys spending time traveling with his family. Clay is also an avid pilot and holds his commercial certificate with an instrument rating and is a member of several general aviation organizations.