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Craig F. Robinson



Possessing a varied legal background as a business attorney, litigator, and most recently as the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer for a local mortgage bank, Craig represents an equally diverse client base in matters relating to business, real estate, insurance, finance, banking, and associated affairs. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

Craig is experienced in handling complex matters, including business and financial legal issues, regulatory compliance, commercial and residential real estate, and entity formation and organization. He is well-versed in offering strategic guidance to companies and operations professionals to proactively identify areas of need or risk, assess potential exposure, and offer practical advice and solutions. Craig also possesses extensive experience in federal and state regulatory compliance for the finance and banking industries. As a former in-house counsel, his experience and insight into how entities function helps him find practical and efficient solutions for his clients. Leveraging the expertise of attorneys and staff within Buckley Law, Craig represents his clients with the dedication, knowledge and “think outside the box” creativity necessary to navigate legal challenges.

Born and raised outside Boston, Massachusetts, Craig obtained his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. After practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a number of years, Craig and his family relocated to Oregon in 2012. In his spare time, he enjoys camping throughout the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two boys. He is also a life-long hockey player and helps coach with the Jr. Winterhawks youth hockey program.

Areas of Focus

Business Planning:

  • Organization of:
    • Corporations
    • Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Professional Corporations
  • General Counsel:
    • Business Strategy and Risk Assessment/Management
    • Regulatory Oversight and Guidance
    • Contracts
    • Leases
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • Litigation
    • HR Compliance, Policies, Practices
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shareholder Transactions
  • Loan Transactions
  • Buying & Selling Businesses

Real Estate:

  • Commercial leasing
  • Purchases, sales, and exchanges
  • Development and construction
  • Due Diligence
  • Review and negotiate contracts

Mortgage & Finance:

  • Federal & State regulatory compliance
  • Licensing
  • Marketing & advertising
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement matters

Professional & Community Activities

  • Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142
  • Portland Jr. Winterhawks Youth Hockey Coach

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • Nevada State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Boston University School of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Colby College – Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
  • Phillips Exeter Academy

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