CRAIG R. WELCHPARTNER AND CHAIR OF THE CORPORATE BUSINESS AND BANKING LAW PRACTICE GROUPT 585.324.5726F 585.269.3083Ecwelch@lacykatzen.com
BUSINESS AND BANKING ATTORNEY
Craig Welch is Chair of our Corporate, Business and Banking Law Practice Group. He has been practicing law for more than 38 years, and represents clients who have diverse legal needs that typically involve issues from a variety of practice areas. In representing his clients, Craig is able to provide his business and individual clients with a high level of counseling due to his extensive experience in so many areas of the law. He is also the resident attorney at our Canandaigua office.
CORPORATE, BUSINESS AND BANKING SERVICES
Craig is the current Chair of the department and counsels business owners in addressing the many legal issues facing business owners.
Formation and organization of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, professional service corporations and not-for-profit organizations
Commercial lending transactions and loan restructuring
Equipment lease financing
Shareholders agreements, buy-sell agreements and stock redemptions
Capital acquisition and financing
Contracts, leases and other related issues
Business acquisitions, mergers and liquidations
REAL ESTATE AND RELATED SERVICES
Craig is experienced in handling and advising clients in all aspects of real estate, real estate development and related transactions, whether it is residential or commercial, on behalf of individuals and businesses.
Commercial and Residential purchase, sale and refinancing transactions
Homeowners Associations, CPS-7, and other filings with the NY Attorney General
Zoning and Planning
Subdivision and Land Development
WILLS, ESTATES AND PERSONAL PLANNING
In representing individuals and business owners, Craig represents clients in developing a comprehensive estate plan, meeting the needs and objectives of the clients.
Wills, trusts, succession planning
Powers of Attorneys
Health Care Proxies and Living Wills
Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
Estate Probate and Administration
Elder Law and Medicaid Issues
OTHER LEGAL SERVICES
Craig’s familiarity with the legal issues in other areas of law helps him counsel clients when they are affected by other areas of law:
Corporate and Business Law
Civil Litigation (including personal injury matters)
General Legal Counsel
Craig resides in the Town of Mendon with his wife and his three children (when they are home). He enjoys his family, all sports, the family cottage in Canada and the practice of law!
University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) (J.D., 1979)
St. Lawrence University (B.A., 1976)
New York State Bar
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Member of the Ontario County Bar
Member of the New York State Bar Association
Finger Lakes Community College Foundation – former chair of the Board of Directors
Dennis Morga Memorial Fund - Board of Directors
Craig has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2017. See the Super Lawyers website and the Best Lawyers website for a description of the selection methodology. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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