Prior to joining, Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, Keith Sklar practiced law for over a decade in New York City in a number of practice areas. Keith’s practice currently focuses on corporate law, business transactions, commercial lending, real estate, and intellectual property.
He has worked with a wide range of clients, including businesses of all types, sizes, and stages of growth, from start-ups to established business.Keith provides practical advice on topics relating to corporate entity formation, corporate governance, commercial financing, mergers and acquisitions, exit strategies for business owners, dissolutions and wind-ups, negotiating financing and commercial agreements, protection and licensing of intellectual property and negotiating commercial leases, addressing landlord tenant issues and real estate development.His advice spans business, operational and legal issues addressing short and long term implications to meet all client goals.
Keith’s intellectual property experience includes trademarks, copyrights, licensing, branding, marketing and business development. He has counseled clients on complex domestic and international trademark issues, working on the creation, maintenance and protection of trademark portfolios. This includes assessing the viability of proposed trademarks to meet short term goals while providing advice that allows for long term success. Keith has extensive experience with complex agreements with trademark and copyright implications.
Other areas of practice include litigation, media and entertainment (in art, television, film, music, publishing and digital media) and hospitality (restaurants/nightclubs).
Community Involvement and Personal:
Outside of work, Keith is a self-taught sushi chef, is active in his local community including supporting a wide variety of local and national charities including March of Dimes (having served as the 2013 Ambassador Family March for Babies in Stamford CT), Wounded Warrior Project, All Things Kabuki, Tubie Friends, Matthew 25 Ministries, Friends of the Cincinnati Library and Operation Underground Railroad.