Craig Lilly

Craig Lilly focuses his practice on private equity, fund services, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. Craig has wide-ranging experience in structuring, negotiating and advising clients on a wide variety of acquisition transactions and related matters, including stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, venture financing, consolidations, auctions, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. His practice includes a variety of business and transactional matters, including public offerings and investments, private placements, corporate governance, venture capital, mezzanine/debt investments, partnerships, limited liability companies, stock options, family offices, cross-border transactions, executive compensation and shareholder agreements.

Craig also represents private equity firms in connection with all aspects of their business, including structuring and organizing fund sponsors and their investment funds, parallel investment vehicles, offshore funds, co-investment/side-by-side partnerships, side pocket equity investments and sponsor operating agreements; executing acquisition, commitment line/bridge financing, deal financing, exit transactions and secondary sales of limited partner interests; and providing transactional and general corporate advice to portfolio companies, and with respect to follow-on investments.

Craig is the California reporter for the American Bar Association Committee on State Regulation of Securities (2006 to 2012). He is listed in Who’s Who Among American Lawyers and is a frequent author and lecturer on legal and business issues regarding equity funds, private equity investments and corporate finance. He has been quoted in, or contributed to, articles and features in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Deal Magazine, The Daily Deal, Hedge Fund Law Report, VentureOne Summit/Dow Jones events, Hedge World, Reuters, The Venture Capital - Private Equity Roundtable,,, The Value Examiner,, EuroMoney Magazine, Environmental Risk Magazine and The Recorder.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate & Securities, 2) Mergers & Acquisitions, 3) Emerging Technology, 4) Private Equity and 5) Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Law School J.D., with distinction, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1990
Admitted Year 1990
Education B.B.A., with distinction, University of Oklahoma, 1987
Bar Member / Association State Bar of California, State Bar of Texas
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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