With more than 20 years of experience focusing on commercial real estate and finance, Craig advises clients on financings, property acquisitions, dispositions, and lease matters. His practice involves representing lenders, tenants, developers, and property owners across many different industries in the negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, operating agreements, easement agreements, and other transactional documents.
“Craig cares deeply about providing top-quality service to his clients,” said Nixon Peabody partner Christopher Froeb, leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. “His leasing and real estate finance expertise and keen awareness of industry trends will help strengthen client relationships and meet growing client demand.”
Nixon Peabody has added several attorneys to its Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice this summer, including counsel Sean Garahan, who joined the firm in June, and partner Sami Groff and counsel Mark Mustian, who recently joined the firm’s Environmental team.
Craig’s practice also focuses on advising lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured credit facilities. He brings extensive commercial banking relationships and has strategic relationships with real-estate investment trust (REIT), private equity, and developer clients.
“With a passion for building a better Chicago and making a positive impact for his clients and the community, Craig stands out from the crowd,” said David Brown, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Chicago office. “Those qualities, combined with his extensive legal experience, make Craig an ideal partner for our clients and our Chicago office as a whole.”
Craig earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa Law School and his B.A. from Baruch College. He has been named one of Illinois’s “Leading Lawyers in Real Estate Law” by Law Bulletin Media for the past several years. He currently serves as facilities committee chair and executive committee vice chair for Quad Communities Development in Chicago, a nonprofit organization focused on community planning and revitalizing Chicago’s diverse array of neighborhoods. He also sits on the board of directors for Chicago Youth Centers.