Keith Boulter opens law office in Creemore
Keith Boulter is embracing small town life. Having come to Creemore to be with his high school sweetheart, Boulter has opened a law office in the village, offering a variety of legal services.
Known to some as Nancy Johnston’s beau and the burger guy at Bank Café, Boulter is practicing law – real estate, wills, estates, corporate, commercial and some family law – out of his Caroline Street West office.
“Everybody has been ridiculously nice to me since the day I got here,” he said.
Boulter said he went to prom with Johnston in 1982 and connected with her again 32 years later when he found her on Linked In. They maintained a long distance correspondence until April, when Boulter had an opportunity to move back to Canada and moved to Creemore.
Boulter was called to the bar in 1991 after completing law school at the University of Manitoba. He said he always had his sights set on a career in law.
He started his legal career articling at a large Toronto commercial real estate firm, before going into private practice and working as corporate counsel at a multinational consulting firm.
Boulter also had a foray into the business of product development after having acquired a latex-free surgical glove manufacturing operation in Denmark. Inspired by a friend, a surgeon who is allergic to latex, he and his partner raised over $6 million in venture capital.
He said it was a huge challenge and was very rewarding. Afterward, Boulter had an opportunity to move to Denmark to work as corporate counsel for a consulting company.
Boulter has gained expertise on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the E.U. and still has an interest in helping small to medium exporters grow their business, although he admits there isn’t a lot of that in Creemore.
After a multi-national career and a rekindled romance, Boulter has set up a full time, small-town style practice, offering law services to people in the community. He said people have been very accepting, often just walking through the door since opening in September.
Having grown up playing hockey in Richmond Hill, and being Canadian, Boulter said he was considered a hockey expert in Denmark, where he was a referee and was a founder of Special Hockey Denmark, a foundation that offers institutionalized children and youth with various diseases and/or challenges to get the chance to learn the game of hockey. He is still involved in the charity and continues in his role as chair of the board.
This winter, Boulter will be refereeing in the area, officiating at games in Creemore, Stayner and Honeywood, and he has also taken on the role of treasurer for Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society.
Contact Boulter at KCB Law at 705-466-5454 or [email protected] The office is on Caroline Street West but the actual street address is 172 Mill St., Suite E.