Dennis C. Keeler

Firm: Pierce Atwood LLP
Location: Augusta - ME

  • 157 Capitol Street Suite 3
    Augusta, ME 04330
  • Tel : (207) 650-4908
  • Fax : (207) 791-1350

Combining experience and a practical and pragmatic approach, Dennis Keeler helps guide his clients through complex developments and transactional deals. He understands how to get a deal done, while still protecting his client’s interests. Dennis has been involved in some of the larger real estate deals in the State of Maine, from the redevelopment of a 100,000 square foot warehouse on the waterfront to Class A office space, to the acquisition and subsequent disposition of one of the largest office building portfolios in Maine valued in excess of $50M to a large residential golf course development. Dennis was lead counsel in the disposition of a $100M portfolio of office/warehouse airport buildings, which portfolio included 13 properties in seven different states.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood in 1984, Dennis practiced with the large Denver Colorado firm of Holme, Roberts & Owen (since merged with Bryan Cave), specializing in real estate development. Since coming to Pierce Atwood, Dennis has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of Pierce Atwood’s Real Estate group to become one of the top real estate practice groups in Maine and the region. Pierce Atwood is recognized as one of the two “Band 1” real estate departments in Maine by Chambers USA 2019. Dennis was the head of the Real Estate Practice Group for approximately 15 years, beginning in the early 90’s.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed in Chambers USA; one of only two attorneys in Maine rated in the top tier of real estate lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003 for Real Estate Law
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America® as the Maine Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in 2010, 2016, and 2020
  • Named a Super Lawyer for Real Estate Law since 2011
  • In 2011, awarded the Robert B. Patterson Jr. Founders’ Award by the Maine Real Estate & Development Association for significant contributions to responsible real estate development in the state of Maine

Pierce Atwood LLP

With experience, expertise and depth, the real estate attorneys at Pierce Atwood LLP will guide you through every phase of your real estate projects, from complex multi-use developments and defeasance financings to land use, environmental and title due diligence.

Our attorneys represent clients for projects along the east coast from Florida to Maine and New Hampshire and across the country to Illinois, Colorado, Utah and California. Among the firm’s real estate clients are multinational corporations, regional and national development companies, and individual property owners. On the asset management side, we represent numerous businesses in lease negotiations, disputes and refinancing.

Pierce Atwood attorneys provide soup-to-nuts representation for local and national commercial lenders. We prepare loan documents, review title, prepare title insurance policies, draft commercial loans documentation, perform lease reviews, identify real estate tax issues, and conduct closings.