Craig R. Culbertson

Craig is former managing partner of the firm's Chicago office and is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

He regularly represents companies, banks, funds, boards of directors and special committees in a variety of corporate/finance matters, including corporate governance, financial transactions, international projects, mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial arrangements. His clients include Fortune 100 companies ranging in industries from aerospace to food and beverage to banking/finance to steel manufacturing to energy. He also represents many "upper middle market" companies in a variety of businesses.

Corporate Structure and Governance

Craig is regularly involved in tender and exchange offers, proxy contests, auctions, acquisitions, defensive planning, going private transactions and other corporate governance matters.

Securities and Finance Practice

Craig represents numerous issuers, underwriters, banks, other lenders and borrowers, in a wide variety of equity and debt financing transactions. A few recent projects are highlighted below.

International Practice

Craig has represented both domestic and foreign companies in a variety of complex international transactions, particularly in the energy sector.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Craig represents the Fortune 500 as well as smaller companies in diverse types of mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, divestitures and spinoffs.
Complex Commercial Contracts

Craig represents numerous companies and their subsidiaries ranging from the middle market to the Fortune 100, including Tesoro, MillerCoors, Tenneco, Castor Petroleum, Union Pacific, LTD Commodities, Harvest Energy Trust, Continental Grain and Nidera Group in complex commercial contracts (particularly supply chain and logistics matters).

Craig has been named numerous times (including in 2012) by Crain's Chicago Business as one of a total of 50 lawyers in "Who's Who in Chicago Business Community." In 2009, Craig participated in the Advanced Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Craig has been invited to speak before numerous organizations, boards and groups with respect to various legal and business matters.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, 4) Commercial Litigation and 5) Master Limited Partnerships
Law School Loyola University Chicago, J.D., 1980
Education Davidson College, B.A., 1977
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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