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Craig Thrift

Craig Thrift

Partner at Thrift McLemore
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Collections ...
  • Georgia
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Biography

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.

Education
Washington and Lee University School of Law
J.D. (2006)
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.A. (2001)
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Awards
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent 2021
Martindale Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell is proud to announce that the following attorneys have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Congratulations to: Craig Thrift of Thrift McLemore
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale-Hubbell
Highly Recommended
Alignable
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale-Hubbell
Highly Recommended
Alignable
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale-Hubbell
Highly Recommended
Alignable
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Licensee Nominee
Georgia Bar Journal
Tucker Inn Academic Excellence Award
Phi Delta Phi
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
Member
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State Bar of Georgia Business Law Section
Member
Current
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State Bar of Georgia Corporate Counsel Law Section
Member
Current
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State Bar of Georgia General Practice and Trial Law Section
Member
Current
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State Bar of Georgia Real Property Law Section
Member
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State Bar of Georgia Franchise and Distribution Law
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Collections
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Thrift McLemore - Atlanta Office
1000 Parkwood Circle SE
Suite 375
Atlanta, GA 30339
Telephone: (678) 784-4150
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 PM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Thrift McLemore - Fayetteville Office
320 West Lanier Ave.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Telephone: (678) 784-4150
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed