Richard R. Keiling has deep roots in the Warren County community, Mr. Keiling brings a rare depth of skill, knowledge, and experience in resolving all manner of civil and legal matters. Mr. Keiling ran his own law office in Blairstown, New Jersey from 1986 until 2019. He has extensive experience in many areas of law, including commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use, wills, trusts and estate practice, landlord-tenant disputes, and collection matters. He has represented numerous individuals, businesses, charities, churches, trusts, and estates.
Mr. Keiling has helped many in local businesses over the years with their legal matters. His expertise has been sought in the formation and sale of businesses transactions involving liquor licenses, and in addressing the applicable state requirements, particularly regarding breweries and wineries. He has appeared before various township planning and zoning boards to secure municipal approvals for a variety of the business entities and individuals. He has also negotiated with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Farmland Preservation Board in both small and large tract farm properties for the sale of development rights and outright purchases.
With respect to estate planning, Mr. Keiling is well versed in the preparation of wills, trusts, and other testamentary documents. He also has been appointed by the Warren Surrogate to act as an administrator in a variety of estates where family members cannot be found. He has likewise been appointed guardian for both minors and mentally incapacitated individuals. Mr. Keiling's clients have appreciated his availability to meet on evening hours, if needed, as well as Saturday mornings to accommodate their needs.
When not practicing law, Mr. Keiling has been active in both the Warren and Sussex County community. He is the past president of the North Warren Lion's Club and has been an active member for thirty years. He currently sits as a trustee of the Karen Ann Quinlan Foundation which supports the operation of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Fredon, New Jersey. Mr. Keiling has been a trustee of the Catherine Dickson Hofman Library Foundation for the last 25 years and is involve in the proposed expansion of the Blairstown facility. In his free time, he enjoys competing in local 5 and 10k running races, bicycling, skiing and other outdoor activities.
Law School: Seton Hall, 1978
College: Seton Hall, 1974 (B.A. in Political Science)
Clerked for Honorable James Quinn, Sussex County Superior Court 1978-1979
North Warren Lion's Club, Past President
Trustee, Catherine Dickson Hofman Library Foundation
Trustee, Karen Ann Quinlan Foundation