Craig Feldman is a Partner at Paris Ackerman, and heads the firm’s Commercial Real Estate practice. Craig is an accomplished real estate attorney with over 20 years of experience in top tier law firms, demanding in-house real estate counsel and general counsel positions, and most recently, serving as head of real estate for a major retailer.
Craig has vast and diverse commercial real estate experience, and has specialized in acquisitions and sales of commercial properties, lease restructuring, retail leasing and franchising. At the firm, Craig guides franchisees, investors, and privately held business owners on sophisticated multi-state property acquisitions, and negotiates complex retail leases.
Craig prides himself on his ability to bring an effective fusion of legal acumen and business savvy to all matters. Craig’s clients appreciate his ability to think quickly and craft creative and practical solutions.
Prior to joining the firm, Craig served as the Vice President of Real Estate for A&P Supermarkets. At A&P, Craig was responsible for all legal work related to A&P’s national real estate portfolio, which at the time consisted of over 550 big-box store locations and some 300 subleased properties in over 20 states.
Before A&P, Craig served as General Counsel to The Learning Experience, a national chain of franchised and corporate-owned child care centers. Craig served that company during a period of hyper-growth, providing all legal support as the company expanded from 30 to over 120 child care center sites throughout 12 states. Craig negotiated and administered the leases for all locations, and coordinated development approvals for each child care center. He also drafted all of the franchise agreements and advised the company on a wide range of business and general corporate agreements.
Craig has practiced with some of New Jersey’s most prestigious law firms, including Riker Danzig, Brach Eichler and Budd Larner.
Craig earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. Craig received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University.
After graduating law school, Craig served as a law clerk to Judge L. Anthony Gibson, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division, Superior Court of New Jersey in Atlantic City.
Craig was also Captain in the United States Army Reserve, where he honorably served for over 15 years.