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Craig Christensen

Title: Attorney At Law
Phone: (916) 930-6142
Fax: (916) 404-0479

A 1974 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, Craig Christensen was admitted to the California bar in 1977. He received a B.A. degree with honors in History and Chinese Language from Brigham Young University. Currently his practice is limited to business transaction law—which includes corporate law, taxation, contract and securities law—and estate planning. He began his career as corporate counsel in the legal department of Aladdin Industries, Inc. a multi-national corporation. Thereafter, he entered private practice and was previously certified as a tax specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to private practice, Mr. Christensen was a Professor of Law at San Joaquin College of Law for seven years, teaching courses in Business Organizations (corporations and partnerships), Securities Law, and Taxation. In his private practice, he has represented numerous companies in going public and successfully represented shareholders in a proxy battle to take over an oil and gas company. In the 1990s he gained national recognition in a ground-breaking securities arbitration case against a state governmental entity. In recent years, Mr. Christensen has been lead counsel in the acquisition of two high-tech manufacturing companies in China from a Singapore public company, assisted a Canadian company in the financing of a major tourist property in French Polynesia, completed first-round financing for a New York-based media company and represented a prominent East Coast attorney in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He has represented both public and private companies in successful private placement transactions. Many of his clients are themselves attorneys who have recognized Mr. Christensen’s unusual skills and background.

With a passion for international business law, he has had many opportunities to represent clients and their business interests throughout the world. In a project lasting more than three years, he participated in the successful dissolution of a complex European trust with multiple U.S. and foreign tax issues. He has traveled frequently to Asia, Europe and other destinations on behalf of his clients.

In the estate planning field, Mr. Christensen has represented literally hundreds of clients in establishing trusts, wills and sophisticated estate planning strategies, both domestically and offshore. He is also well-versed in asset protection strategies, a natural evolution of the estate planning and business law areas.

He is a member of the Sacramento, Placer and Los Angeles County Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United State Supreme Court.