Keith R Forrester

Keith R. Forrester


Location: Irvine, California
Phone: 949-474-1944
Fax: 949-474-0617

Keith Forrester is a principal of Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC*, specializing in all areas of banking operations, including negotiable instruments, electronic banking, payment systems, new accounts, legal processes, California and Federal laws on financial privacy, funds availability rules and Bank Secrecy Act compliance. He is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.

Mr. Forrester attended Villanova University, graduating in 1984 with a B.A. in political science; he went on to receive his juris doctor degree at Pepperdine University School of Law in 1987.

From 1987 to 1992 Mr. Forrester was associated with the firm of Hannoch Weisman in Trenton, New Jersey where he specialized in real estate development and financing law. As an associate with the firm of Gering & Associates in Newport Beach from 1992 to 1993, his practice concentrated on all aspects of construction and business litigation.

Mr. Forrester is a regular speaker for the Bankers’ Compliance Group® on a variety of topics, including banking operations, negotiable instruments, Bank Secrecy Act, new accounts documentation, legal processes, electronic banking, financial privacy and information security.

Mr. Forrester is a member of the Orange County Bar Association (Financial Practices and Business Law Sections).

Areas of Practice

  • Banking Operations
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • New Accounts
  • Legal Processes
  • Financial Privacy
  • Electronic Banking
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Payment Systems
  • Financial Technology Services

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: Political Science


  • Speaker, Banking Operations, Negotiable Instruments, Bank Secrecy Act, Legal Processes and Electronic Banking, Bankers' Compliance Group

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Financial Practices and Business Litigation Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Gering & Associates, Newport Beach, Associate, 1992 - 1993
  • Hannoch Weisman in Trenton, New Jersey, 1987 - 1992
* Janet Bonnefin is retired from the practice of law with the firm.