Craig focuses his practice on commercial real estate property, business transactions, and nonprofit organizations. Craig serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 manufacturing companies to local businesses and nonprofit entities. His clients actively involve him in all phases of real property transactions – ranging from listing agreements to lease agreements. He is equally involved with business transactions and nonprofit organizations.
Craig is originally from Connecticut, but has lived in Ohio for many years. Following his graduation from law school in 1976, Craig was with the law firm of Fuller & Henry. Craig has been a partner with Robison, Curphey & O'Connell since 2006. He recently served as the Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Council (2011-2013).
The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1976
Miami University, B.A., 1973
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The Supreme Court of the United States
Board of Directors, Downtown Toledo Development Corporation (2010-Present)
Past Board Memberships include:
Toledo Bar Association
American Bar Association
Michigan State Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law – Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law, Toledo Business Journal (2009 - 2013)
Fellow – American Bar Foundation
Fellow – Ohio State Bar Foundation
Super Lawyers – Ohio Real Property Attorneys (2005-2008)
Real Estate Development
Our client sought our assistance in connection with a brand new manufacturing plant. The challenge for our client was that they had not constructed a similar facility for over 25 years.
We worked with our client to select the most favorable site following a multistate review. We then proceeded to negotiate a real property purchase agreement to secure the site, and we assisted the client with its due diligence review, coordinated survey and title matters, and successfully closed on the site. We assisted our client with agreements for infrastructure development, and we negotiated a “design build” agreement for the construction of the facility.
The entire project was brought in on time and on budget. The new plant consistently ranks as one of our client’s most productive facilities.
I am a second generation lawyer. My father had a general practice in a small Ohio town. Now my daughter is the third generation; she practices employment law in Miami, Florida. When not practicing law, I can be found with my hiking boots on my feet, or a good book in my hands, or sometimes both.