Keith started his legal career with the firm Raphaely Weiner, Sandton in 1984, which later became Smith, Jacobs & Braatvedt. This firm specialised in property law and conveyancing. He dealt with all aspects of property based litigation and disputes which included commercial litigation. After ten years as Smith, Jacobs & Braatvedt the partners joined Routledge Modise (now Hogan Lovells South Africa) in 2000, Keith joining as a director. From 2000 he specialised in debt recovery work. This involved doing work for financial institutions and companies dealing with all aspects of risk related and general commercial litigation.
Keith has been involved in a number of high profile liquidations and business rescues and he attended to one of the first successful business rescues in the country. Over the years he has developed a wide network involving liquidators, business rescue practitioners and other professionals in the distressed debt field. This network is essential for his committed approach of being a resolution driven attorney.