Craig V. Rasile

Partner at DLA Piper

Craig V. Rasile

Craig V. Rasile

Partner at DLA Piper

Biography

Craig Rasile focuses his practice in the insolvency area, emphasizing bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, creditors' rights, workouts and commercial litigation in industries, including retail, health care, energy, telecommunications, gaming, transportation, franchise operations, manufacturing, REITs and financial institutions.

Craig's most recent engagements concern the representation of corporate and partnership debtors, trustees, indenture trustees and creditor committees as well as financial institutions and other secured creditors in workouts, change of control transactions and complex chapter 11 reorganization cases involving pre-packaged, pre-negotiated liquidating and traditional plans of reorganization.

Craig has been involved in foreign bankruptcy proceedings in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Germany, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Spain, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, and in ancillary bankruptcy proceedings filed in the United States involving the assets of foreign debtors.

Craig has experience in securitized loan transactions, secured and unsecured bond transactions and the establishment of bankruptcy remote special purpose entities in connection with such transactions. He has rendered legal opinions in reference to securitized loan and municipal bond transactions which have been reviewed by various rating agencies. He has also rendered preference and fraudulent transfer opinions.

Craig also has extensive experience representing SEC, CFTC and FTC receivers in federal court securities fraud and consumer fraud receivership/bankruptcy cases. Such cases frequently involve Ponzi schemes and other types of investor fraud.

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Number of Awards

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Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper

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Co-Chairman, Americas at DLA Piper

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Global Co-Chairman at DLA Piper

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Southeast US Managing Partner at DLA Piper

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Managing Partner, New York Office at DLA Piper

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Managing Partner at DLA Piper

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General Counsel, Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific at DLA Piper

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Co-Chairman, Real Estate Capital Markets Group at DLA Piper

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Chairman Emeritus (US) at DLA Piper

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Co-Chair, Global Real Estate Practice at DLA Piper

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Education
JD
Class of 1986

The University of Miami School of Law, founded in 1926, is the law school of the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. The school graduated its first class of 13 students in 1929. The University of Miami School of Law also offers extensive "Public Interest Programs" and opportunities, including the "Center for Ethics and Public Service" that offers in-house clinics and educational programs including the "Children and Youth Law Clinic", "Health and Elder Law Clinic", and "Corporate & Professional Responsibility Program". The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law gives students the opportunity to get involved in over 25 different projects each year, reaching various underserved and at-risk populations locally, nationally, and abroad.The University of Miami School of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, just six miles southeast of Miami, the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The School of Law is centered around a central courtyard called the "Bricks." The Law Library has a collection of over 600,000 volumes in print and microform, and subscribes to a large and ever-expanding list of electronic resources.

AB with Honors
Class of 1983

Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. known for its rigorous academics and tradition of social responsibility. It was founded in 1846, when a group of New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College. Grinnell College is located in the town of Grinnell, Iowa, about halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City. The main campus is bounded by 6th Avenue (which is also Highway 6) on the south, 10th Avenue on the north, East Street on the east and Park Street on the west. The 120-acre (0.49 km2) campus contains sixty-three buildings ranging in style from Collegiate Gothic to Bauhaus.

Memberships
Member
Current

ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Fellow
Current

TO BE THE PREEMINENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE EMPIRICAL STUDY OF LAW BY CONDUCTING RESEARCH.

Member
Current

Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida (BBASDFL), the largest voluntary association of bankruptcy professionals in the Southern District of Florida.With hundreds of members, BBASDFL organizes events to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and sponsors initiatives to improve the bankruptcy system for the public.

Career History
Partner
Current

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department
Prior

Andrews Kurth LLP is a Houston, Texas based international law firm founded by Frank Andrews and U.S. Congressman Thomas Henry Ball in 1902 and later joined by Melvin Kurth in 1913. The firm currently has over 400 attorneys in its offices in major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide, including London, Beijing, Dubai, Dallas, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston. The firm is currently led by Bob Jewell as Managing Partner and Thomas Perich as Chairman.

Intern
Prior

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (in case citations, S.D. Fla. or S.D. Fl.) is the federal United States district court with jurisdiction over the southern part of the state of Florida.

Boards & Committees
Member, Steering Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

Florida Fiduciary Forum is conducting luncheon seminars in fancy hotels on various aspects of bankruptcy, including on such topics as ethics for bankruptcy fiduciaries. Forum's Articles of Incorporation state that "the purpose of the Florida Receivers Forum, Inc. is to provide a forum for open communication and education concerning all legal, procedural and administrative aspects of judicially appointed receiver and to raise the level of professionalism in this area through education of members and dissemination of information.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2011

ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

$5,000 - $10K
2010

ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

$5,000 - $10K
2008

ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Former Senator from Florida

$1,500
2012

Former Senator from Florida

$1,000
2012

Former Representative from Illinois's 10th Congressional District

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Florida Bar
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