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Chris has built Craig Associates, PC with the needs of growing businesses in mind.  This means that he begins all new attorney-client relationships by ensuring his clients have solid legal, insurance, financial and tax foundation – a LIFT Foundation.  Chris starts this process with a full business audit.  Because beginning with a strong foundation prepares business clients to leave behind a legacy of significance.

Chris’ online business planning legal services allow him to serve clients virtually — via phone, email & a secure online platform — as well as in person from his office in Asheville, North Carolina.

No matter what stage your business is in, whether you are just starting out or whether you are an established business facing everyday legal issues, Chris can help your business overcome challenges and successfully navigate the legal world through steady-handed guidance on legal, insurance tax, and financial issues.  In addition, he helps you create a plan that ensures the business thrives even after you are gone.  No matter the issue facing your business, Chris will help you craft creative, durable solutions.

 Christopher M. Craig has practiced in the areas of Business Law, Adoption, Family Law, and Mediation since 2001, when he began practicing law with a full-service law firm in Greensboro, NC.  In 2005, he founded Craig Associates, PC and relocated offices in Asheville, NC.  He has worked closely with hundreds of businesses and families, with a focus on entrepreneurial restaurant and bar owners, as well as celebrity chefs and their families.




Practice areas


  1. Partnership: 30%
  2. Corporate: 30%
  3. Business: 30%
  4. Mediation: 5%
  5. Adoption: 5%



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  • Jeffrey Allen Howard

    Christopher is great. I know him from law school and know him to be a competent, caring, and knowledgeable attorney. Don't hesitate to hire him.


    Jeffrey Howard Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher M. Migliaccio

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Chris at conference and his ideas and vision for how to handle disputes and conflicts related to divorce and child custody disputes were truly inspiring to me. i plan to use some of the problem solving tools that Chris shared with me in my practice.


    Christopher Migliaccio Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Craig Associates, PC

149 S. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28801


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of Operations -- North CarolinaWevorce2013 - Present
Founder and Lead MediatorRound Table Mediation Centers, Asheville, NC2011 - Present
President and Managing AttorneyCraig Associates, PC2005 - Present
PartnerHunter, Higgins, Miles, Elam & Benjamin, PLLC2003 - 2005
AssociateHunter, Higgins, Miles, Elam & Benjamin, PLLC2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar Association, Adoption CommitteeMember2012 - Present
NC BarCARES programboard of directorsN/A
Triad Collaborative Law Associationco-founderN/A
The Kids Come First CoalitionN/AN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/AN/A
North Carolina's 28th Judicial District BarN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ICWA Adoption Relinquishment in Private PlacementSuccessful
Divorce MediationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
cuttingedgelaw.comSafety in the Divorce Process: Reducing Anxiety to Facilitate Joint Problem-Solving2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
North Carolina State UniversityEnglishOther - Masters1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Knowing Our Stories: A Conversation with Adult AdopteesPanel Discussion2013
Adoption Law for Hospital WorkersOverview of Adoption Best Practices for Hospital Staff, Social Workers, and Management2013
Integrative Legal EntrepreneurConnecting With Clients2012
Family Lawyers as Peace-Makers?Basic Collaborative Law Training for Lawyers2007
Advanced Collaborative Practice TrainingAdvanced Collaborative Practice Training for Family Lawyers2007
Family Lawyers as Peacemakers?Collaborative Law Basic Training for Lawyers2006