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Overview

Craig focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal court and in administrative law tribunals. He has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in a wide range of commercial matters, including contract and business torts litigation; commercial loan foreclosures, nonjudicial remedies and workouts; real estate litigation; and post-judgment collection proceedings. He has been involved heavily in eDiscovery and eRetention litigation, and counsels clients in the emerging fintech and medical cannabis industries. 

Representative Experience

  • Obtained multimillion-dollar judgment in favor of judgment creditor against impleaded third parties in proceedings supplementary in Destin, Florida, in case involving fraudulent transfers of accounts, stock, real property and other assets.
  • Obtained summary final judgment in favor of lender in action against multiple personal guarantors of multimillion dollar construction loan for the development of an office condominium project in Orlando, Florida
  • Representation of investor group in workout of $29 million dollar credit facility secured by lien interests in multiple hotel and resort properties located throughout the Florida gulf coast area.
  • Representation of life settlement company in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and for the Northern District of Georgia in e-Discovery litigation involving disputes concerning the scope of discovery, the methodology for searches of electronic data, and apportioning the cost of e-Discovery between parties and third party witnesses.       
  • Prosecution on behalf of employers in litigation to enforce non-compete covenants and claims for damages arising from misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.
  • Representation of institutional clients in commercial landlord-tenant litigation, including evictions, lease disputes and damage claims.

Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Barbara J. Pariente, Fourth District Court of Appeal (now on the Florida Supreme Court)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Florida Bar Business Law Section
    • Proceedings Supplementary Task Force
    • Business Litigation Committee
    • Technology Committee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class V

Publications & Presentations

Events: Updates on Blockchain, Fintech and Current Applications in Law
2019 Annual Florida Bar Convention|June 2019

Events: Webinar: Introduction to Blockchain and Its Application to the Practice of Law and Litigation
Today's General Counsel|February 2019

Publications: CYBER-LENDING: Perfecting Security Interests in the New Frontier of Cryptocurrency-Backed Loans
Blockchain Magazine|July 2018

Publications: Uncollected Money Judgments Can Deliver Returns for Savvy Investors
Real Estate Finance & Investment|May 2018

Events: Post-Judgment Proceedings and Collections
Newbie Litigator School 2015 Series|November 2015

Events: Protect This House: Addressing Environmental Issues in Commercial Leasing (Roundtable Discussion)
ICSC Law Conference General Session|October 2015

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