Craig B. Smith
Firm: Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP
Address: 1000 West Street, Suite 1501
Wilmington, DE 19801
Membership: Associations•Delaware State Bar Association; Member, Corporation Law Section; Member, Commercial Law Section; Member, Council of the Corporation Law Section (1987-90; 1993-2005) (Secretary 1988-90; Vice Chair, 1996-98; Chairman, 1998-00); Membe
University: Carleton College, B.A., 1966; Syracuse University, M.A., 1969, Syracuse University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1975
Admitted: 1975, Delaware; United States District Court for the District of Delaware; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Biography: Craig has more than 30 years of experience in Delaware corporation law matters, including mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions, proxy contests, election contests, anti-takeover measures, stockholder voting requirements, legality of charter and bylaw provisions, sale of assets, indemnification, executive compensation, and special committees of the board of directors (including special litigation committees). His corporate litigation experience includes representation of plaintiffs and defendants in takeover litigation, statutory appraisal proceedings, dissolution proceedings, and derivative and class actions relating to breach of fiduciary duty. Craig is a nationally recognized authority in the area of partnership and limited partnership law. He served as one of the original draftsmen of the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act. Craig's experience includes both the drafting of limited partnership and limited liability company agreements for a variety of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as rendering opinions to partnerships and other law firms on matters of Delaware partnership, limited partnership and limited liability company law. Craig holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.