R. ERIC CRAIG

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Eric  Craig has  represented  fortune  100  companies,  as  well  as  small  and  medium size businesses  and  individuals,  and  his  experience  can  be  traced  back  to  work within one of Kentucky’s largest law firms, as well as  to government service as the former Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the Kentucky Department of Revenue. While at the Department of Revenue Eric oversaw the day-to-day operations, and, as General  Counsel,  Eric  directly  supervised  all  of  the  Department’s  litigation  matters. Eric  also  supervised  the  Division  of  Protest  Resolution  where  he  fought  to  resolve tax   disputes   before   they   went   to   litigation.      In   this   capacity,   Eric   had   direct responsibility  for  settlement  of  disputed  tax  matters  and  held conferences  with hundreds  of  taxpayers  over  his  tenure.    Eric  reported  to  the  Governor  and  drafted opinions  on  the  interpretation  of  Kentucky  tax  law  and  regulations,  as  well  as drafted and reviewed proposed regulations and statutes.  

Eric’s practice benefits from the unique perspective he gained while working at the Department  of  Revenue,  and  his  practice  is  now  concentrated  in  the  area  of debtor creditor  law.    In  that  capacity  he  has  represented  hundreds  of  clients,  both  on the debtor  side  of  Chapter  11  reorganization,  and  on  the  creditor  side,  where  he has overseen  thousands  of  tax  lien  collection  matters  across  the Commonwealth.   Eric also  brings  diverse  life  experiences  to  Weber  Rose.    He served  the  United States as a Perishing II Nuclear Missile Crewmember in  West Germany  during  the height  of  the  cold  war,  he’s  an  accomplished singer who’s performed on national and international stages, and most importantly, he is a father of five children. 


Education  

J.  Reuban  Clark  School  of  Law,  Brigham  Young  University, Class  2001;  Associate Editor, BYU Journal of Public Law.

University of Louisville, Class of 1998; Dean’s List; Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society; & Eta Sigma Phi Classical Language Honors Society.


Professional and Community Activities

United States Army  

American Bar Association, Member

Louisville Bar Association, Member

J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Louisville, Kentucky Chapter, Chair  

Down Syndrome of Louisville  

Barbershop  Harmony  Society  (Louisville  Thoroughbred  Chorus,  Kentucky  Vocal Union) 


Awards

Graduate Research Fellowship Award, BYU School of Law, 2001

J. Reuben Clark Research & Writing Award, 2001

Key Practice Areas

Bankruptcy
Tax Lien Foreclosure Litigation  
Creditor's Rights
State & Local Taxation  
Real Estate Litigation

 

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky
Federal E.D.Ky.
Federal W.D.Ky.
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Bankruptcy E.D.Ky.
U.S. Bankruptcy W.D.Ky.