As a member of the firm’s Business Section, Craig Burns helps businesses resolve the many legal issues they face, both common and extraordinary.
Craig’s clients range from startups to middle market companies to Fortune 500 companies. He combines an extensive business and legal education with a wealth of hands-on experience to create solutions that are innovative, yet practical and cost-effective. He particularly enjoys tackling issues that are out of the ordinary. Rather than telling his client something can’t be done, he finds alternatives, and assesses risks so his client can make an informed business decision.
Craig counsels businesses in strategic matters throughout their lifecycles: startups, expansions, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, restructurings, and even breakups. He works with C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and more exotic entities.
Craig also works with many different types of nonprofit organizations, such as public charities, private foundations, social welfare organizations, chambers of commerce, and social clubs. He guides them through the full range of corporate governance, tax, and commercial issues.
Craig not only helps his clients negotiate their most important business relationships, he documents them with clear, concise, precise, effective contracts.