Craig Mills is chair of the firm’s Global Finance practice group. He is an experienced business lawyer with a practice that spans most aspects of debt and equity finance as well as general business transactions and counseling. Craig is also a practical, goal-oriented attorney with a consistently high energy level.
Craig regularly represents financial institutions, including banks, mutual fund companies, and other providers of capital, in a wide range of domestic and international secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions and structured finance matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in complex, multibank syndicated credit transactions, subordinated debt facilities, mezzanine finance transactions, intercreditor agreements, workouts, restructurings, and other related matters. He also represents banks and leasing companies when they buy, sell, lease, finance, and remarket all types of equipment, including aircraft, vessels, railcars, and other large-ticket equipment.
Craig also maintains a substantial practice representing banks and mutual fund companies that invest in syndicated credit facilities, and he is widely regarded as an authority on the issues affecting such investors.
Corporate clients of the firm regularly turn to Craig when negotiating credit facilities with banks and other financial institutions. His understanding of the credit markets and his long representation of banks and other clients making loans available to borrowers strongly informs his unusually practical approach to these transactions.
Craig also represents many emerging growth and middle market, generally privately held companies. He often serves the role of outside general counsel to these companies and is a trusted business advisor to management. In that role, he advises senior management on important legal and business issues facing management and coordinates other firm attorneys, including litigators, labor lawyers, and tax lawyers when necessary, or directly represents these clients in debt and equity financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and their other requirements.