Thomas N. Keltner, Jr. is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
Mr. Keltner joined our predecessor in 1978, became its first general counsel in 1997, and is responsible for leading a legal staff that provides and coordinates legal services in our transaction, compliance, and litigation matters. Mr. Keltner has served on the New York Advisory Board of the Stewart Title Insurance Company and as chairman and member of bar association committees on both real estate and business entities. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. From 1974 to 1975, he served as law clerk to Judge Alfred P. Murrah, U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Circuit), and then spent three years as an attorney in the real estate finance group at Shearman & Sterling before joining our predecessor. Mr. Keltner received a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Harvard College and a law degree as a Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School.