A Georgia Lawyer With a Masters in Business Administration
Attorney Craig Lerman is dedicated to providing businesses and individuals throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area with informative legal guidance. After taking the time to understand your needs, he can help you make smart decisions that take your greater economic interests into account.
Craig Lerman is the principal of Lerman Law Associates, PC having a primary focus in providing his experience in broad corporate matters and securities advise to his clients. Mr. Lerman has counseled clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters, including directors’ duties and responsibilities and other aspects of corporate governance, disclosure issues and compliance matters.
Mr. Lerman represents entities and their investors in connection with business and intellectual property transactions, including formation, finance, contracts, licenses, joint development agreements, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licenses, e-commerce, technology-related matters and general corporate law. Mr. Lerman has helped numerous companies prepare business plans, stock subscriptions, founder's agreements, private placement memorandums, and related documents essential to emerging companies. He advises investors and companies in debt and strategic financing rounds. He has considerable experience in negotiating and documenting corporate mergers and acquisitions, and partnership and joint venture agreements, as well as giving general business advice to start-up companies. Mr. Lerman also negotiates and documents stock purchase, investors' rights and voting agreements in connection with preferred stock private offerings.
Mr. Lerman also represents alternative investment funds, including hedge, private equity and venture capital and their respective fund managers and sponsors in all corporate and regulatory matters relating to the structuring, formation, corporate governance and operations of such funds. He has comprehensive knowledge of various compliance issues including Regulation D offerings and other capital raisings, general solicitation, new issues, policies and procedures manuals and best practices, employment issues and general corporate and securities matters.
Mr. Lerman has counseled fund managers, private fund sponsors and institutional investors on a broad range of complex and sophisticated investment management legal issues. He has launched an array of private equity, hedge and has drafted and reviewed an array of documents, including offering memoranda, limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, investment management agreements, subscription agreements, side letter agreements, collateralized loan agreements, third party marketer agreements, employment agreements, licensing agreements, and offshore offering and operational agreements, service provider agreements, convertible note, stock purchase agreements, investor rights agreements, indemnification agreements, and legal opinions, among others. He provides counsel on numerous issues relating to the formation and on-going operations of alternative investment funds, both domestic and offshore, as well as separately managed accounts. He has advised numerous funds pursuing and diverse range of strategies, including equity funds, real estate, forex, futures, statistical, multi-strategy, emerging market, sector focused, fixed income, cash advance, real estate tax lien, and start-up companies.
Attorney Lerman works hard to obtain cost-effective solutions and take pride in developing lasting legal relationships with clients.
- Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
- J.D. - 2001
- Quinnipiac University School of Business, Hamden, Connecticut
- M.B.A. - 2001
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
- B.A. - 1996
- Corporate Finance
- Residential and Commercial Title Insurance
- Settlement Services through Real Title Solutions
- Georgia Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
Current Employment Position
- Securities Law
- Business & Commercial Law
- Business Formation
- Small Business Services
- In-House Counsel Services
- Real Estate
- Estate Planning
- Georgia, 2002
- Connecticut, 2002