Craig Wolson recently joined the firm as Of Counsel. Craig’s experience encompasses the world of large law firm corporate, securities, and finance practice as well as in-house practice in similar areas. He has been an Associate, Special Counsel, or Partner at several of the leading transactional law firms in the United States, including Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Mayer Brown & Platt LLP, Schulte Roth LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP. In addition, he has served as Assistant General Counsel to two large public corporations and General Counsel to a small, privately-held company and its affiliates. Craig serves as an expert witness and litigation consultant to a number of leading U.S. law firms. He also serves on the roster of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, to which he brings his expertise in finance, securities, and derivatives matters. Craig’s experience is as follows:
General Corporate. Structured, negotiated, and/or documented M&A agreements, loan documents, joint venture agreements, dissolution agreements, partnership agreements, distributor agreements, franchise agreements, software development, purchase and license agreements, stock option plans, employment agreements, consulting agreements, corporate, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership and limited liability partnership and company organizational documents, subscription agreements and corporate governance matters; supervised litigation and outside counsel.
Securities Law and Corporate Finance. Negotiated and documented private placements, 144A offerings, Regulation S offerings and public offerings of debt and equity, securitizations, structured derivative products, commercial paper, bank notes, convertible debentures, offshore funds, 1934 Act compliance (annual reports, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and Section 16 compliance), shareholder proposals, no-action letters, prime brokerage agreements and related matters such as preferred stock terms, shareholder agreements and registration rights agreements.
Loans and Credit Facilities. Structured, negotiated, and/or documented syndicated and single-lender asset-based and other secured loans (including loans secured by real estate, inventory, accounts receivable, vehicles, equipment, trademarks, securities, and life insurance); workouts; project, lease, and other limited recourse financings; acquisition financings; indentures; letter of credit transactions; inter-creditor agreements; subordination agreements; and repurchase (“repo”) agreements.
Derivatives. Structured, negotiated and/or documented secured and unsecured interest rate, currency, commodity, credit default, equity, market value and cost of funds derivatives, using ISDA and unique forms; served as main derivatives lawyer for the then-largest swaps dealer in the world; heavily involved in the promulgation of the ISDA Master Agreement forms used throughout the industry.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D.; Articles Editor of Michigan Law Review, best brief in moot court section, case club judge. University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts, summa cum laude, B.A.; James B. Angell Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Sigma Alpha scholarly achievement fraternities
Mr. Wolson has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer by Law and Politics Magazine. He has been included for many years in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in Finance and Business. He was recently honored with the Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award.