Brian W. Keatts, Senior Associate,
joined Rutter & Roy in 2017. He has extensive experience in all facets of litigation, having spent over 17 years representing clients in the construction, financial services and insurance industries in various state and federal courts, in addition to arbitration proceedings. Brian currently focuses his practice on working with clients in the energy, environmental and infrastructure fields in transactional and litigation matters.

Reported Cases Include:
Gonzalez v. Federal National Mortgage Association as Trustee for Fannie Mae Guaranteed Remic Pass-through Certificates Fannie Mae Remic Trust 2007-16, et al., 2016 WL 4260782 (D.N.J. 2016)
Garza v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, 2015 WL 11669645, (W.D. Texas, San Antonio Division 2015)
Fossing v. Townsend Motor Inn, Inc., 72 A.D.3d 884, 900 N.Y.S>2d 101 (2d Dept. 2010)
TMB Communications v. Preefer, 61 A.D.3d 450, 883 N.Y.S.2d 904 (1st Dept. 2009)
Lichtenstein v. Fantastic Merchandise Corp., 46 A.D.3d 762, 850 N.Y.S>2d 463 (2nd Dept. 2007)
Zaslowsky v. J.M. Dennis Construction Company, Corp., 26 A.D.3d 372, 810 N.Y.S.2d 484 (2d Dept. 2006)
In the Matter of Markowitz, 28 A.D.3d 667, 813 N.Y.S.2d 660 (2d Dept. 2006)

Professional Affiliations:
Brian is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association.

Bar Admissions:

2000, New Jersey
2001, New York
2000, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
2007, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
2009, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
2015, U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Education:

Brian is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A., Journalism, 1996), and New York Law School (J.D., 2000).