Craig Welch is the Chair of Lacy Katzen LLP's Corporate, Business and Banking Law Practice Group and is the Managing Partner. He has been practicing law for more than 34 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 Business counseling 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 Employment issues
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. Residential and Commercial Purchase and Sale Transactions Mortgages Financing Foreclosures Contract Preparation Homeowners Associations, CPS-7, and other filings with the NY Attorney General Lease Agreements Evictions Zoning and Planning Subdivision and Land DevelopmentWills, Estates and Personal Planning In representing individual 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 Standby Guardianships Estate Probate and Administration Elder Law and Medicaid IssuesOther 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: Bankruptcy Criminal Law Corporate and Business Law Civil Litigation (including personal injury matters) Debt Collection Municipal Law General Legal Counsel