CO-CHAIR, TAX, BENEFITS, AND PRIVATE CLIENT PRACTICE GROUP
Craig leads Blank Rome’s State + Local Tax practice and regularly litigates state and local tax matters as well as counsels clients on state and local tax planning. In addition to representing clients in state and local tax controversies before administrative and judicial systems in jurisdictions throughout the United States, he has resolved hundreds of non-public record cases around the country.
He has secured successful outcomes for clients in state general jurisdiction courts and tax courts as well as appellate courts for a multitude of clients across various industries. He has also advised clients on the potential state and local tax consequences of complex restructurings involving corporation income (franchise) taxes, sales and use taxes, and miscellaneous taxes.
Craig has published numerous articles on state and local taxation, which have appeared in leading industry publications such as the Journal of State Taxation, State Tax Notes, Tax Management’s Multistate Tax Report, COST’s State Tax Report, TEI’s Tax Executive, Research Institute of America’s State and Local Taxes Weekly, the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Law360, Cyberspace Lawyer, the Interstate Tax Report, and The American Bar Association’s The State & Local Tax Lawyer.
Craig also frequently delivers lectures on state and local tax issues and has spoken before many organizations, including Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced State and Local Tax Institute, The National Multistate Tax Symposium, New York University’s Institute on State and Local Taxation, Vanderbilt University Law School’s Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, the Tax Executives Institute, the Council On State Taxation, the Energy Tax Association, STARTUP, the Chicago Tax Club, the Tulane Tax Institute, Practicing Law Institute, and the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.
Chambers USA has recognized Craig as a leader in tax law, with sources stating, “Craig has deep state tax knowledge, is experienced and is connected throughout most states,” also noting “[h]e brings a calm yet confident demeanor to any situation, whether it is an appeals negotiation or the courtroom. He is clearly respected by clients, colleagues and the representatives of the various states.”