Craig Spenner

Craig Spenner

Senior Counsel, New York

Overview

Education and qualifications

Overview

Craig advises a wide range of clients regarding such matters, including asset managers, investment advisers, banks, hedge funds, plan sponsors, private equity funds, pooled investment funds, insurance companies, sponsors of CLO and other securitized vehicles and servicers to such vehicles, issuers of various types of securities, underwriters and trustees.

Craig assists clients with compliance issues related to ERISA’s complex fiduciary rules, including the prohibited transaction rules. He also advises fund sponsors as to the requirements contained in ERISA’s “plan asset” rules related to the establishment, marketing and operation of private investment funds, and application of exceptions to the coverage of such funds under ERISA pursuant to the rules for “venture capital operating companies” and “real estate operating companies.”

Craig also advises clients on ERISA and executive compensation issues in connection with various corporate transactions including with respect to the design and implementation of compensation arrangements, including stock option and other equity-based arrangements. His practice also includes the representation of employers and executives in the negotiation of executive employment and separation agreements.

Education and qualifications

Craig received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa and holds a Juris Doctor from Tulane University of Law School. Additionally, he holds a LL.M in Taxation from New York University.