For over 15 years Craig Thrift has represented clients in business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, real estate, leasing, corporate, limited liability company, partnership, securities, financing, and general business matters.
He serves as a trusted advisor to businesses and their owners in evaluating potential deals and developing strategies for success. Mr. Thrift brings a deep understanding of the legal, tax and business aspects of transactions to complex deals including mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, private offerings, financings and loan transactions, and structuring and restructuring of corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships. He advises clients regarding loans, non-competition covenants, employment relationships, shareholders agreements, security, escrow and guaranty agreements, settlement agreements, promissory notes, secured financings and other types of business contracts. Mr. Thrift routinely negotiates and creates documents for entity organizations, shareholder and owner agreements, capital formation transactions, business combinations, sales of businesses, restructurings and breakups.
Mr. Thrift has handled transactions valued at over $700 million for public companies and investment banks and enjoys working with a diverse clientele ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to startups, family offices, and venture capital and private equity funds. His clients represent a variety of industry sectors, including real estate, timeshare/fractional, hospitality, technology, manufacturing, business consulting and other services. He has counseled over one hundred companies from inception through initial public offerings or successful sales.