Craig Mills is senior counsel and former partner and chair of the firm’s Banking & 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.
My practice focuses on representing 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. I have extensive experience representing clients in complex, multibank syndicated credit transactions, subordinated debt facilities, mezzanine finance transactions, securitization transactions, inter-creditor agreements, workouts, restructurings and other related matters. I maintain a substantial practice representing banks and mutual fund companies that invest in syndicated credit facilities and am regarded as an authority on the issues affecting such investors. In addition to representing financial institutions, I have extensive experience representing borrowers and issuers when they are entering into loan and credit arrangements with financial institutions, issuing bonds and notes and entering into commercial paper facilities.
I also represent banks and leasing companies when they buy, sell, lease, finance and remarket all types of equipment, including private and commercial aircraft, vessels, railcars and other large-ticket equipment. I have extensive experience representing lessees and other users of equipment. I regularly work on distressed asset situations and work closely with our bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers as well as our litigators when necessary to achieve our clients’ objectives.
I represent numerous emerging growth and middle market, generally privately held companies, serving in the role of outside general counsel to these companies and as a trusted business advisor to management. In that role, I advise senior management on important legal and business issues they face and, in addition to representing them on their financing needs, coordinate other firm attorneys, including litigators, labor lawyers, real estate lawyers and tax lawyers when necessary.
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Bucknell University, B.A., Philosophy
Member of the American, New York, Massachusetts, and Boston bar associations.
Craig is an emeritus trustee at Bucknell University. As a regular trustee, he chaired the Academic Affairs Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board and served as a member of its executive committee.
He is a past member of the Wellesley Free Library Board of Trustees, the Town of Wellesley Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of the New England Legal Foundation, the Board of Governors of the Wellesley Country Club, and the Board of Directors of the Bucknell University Bison Club. He also served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Education Foundation including for three years as its president.
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