Craig works with private and public clients on all facets of employment and compensation. In his day-to-day practice, he partners with the founders, executives and boards of start-up and pre-IPO companies to develop the best practices for hiring and retaining the talented employees needed for the company to succeed. A large part of his practice involves the design and offer of equity-based compensation programs, including options, profits interests, purchase rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, phantom stock, and stock appreciation rights. Aside from equity-based compensation, Craig helps his clients develop competitive cash bonus programs, deferred compensation, change-in-control agreements, and transaction incentives. Craig works with his clients through all of the stages of growth, including financings, mergers, acquisitions and public offerings.
Craig earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 1993, where he was an Articles Editor for the USF Law Review, and his B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, in 1988. Craig has published and presented widely on topics related to global compensation and human resources issues.