March 26, 2015

Much Shelist is pleased to announce the addition of Principal Craig C. Bradley to the firm’s Startups & Venture Capital group, making it one of Chicago’s largest law firm practices dedicated to serving the complex needs of the high-growth, technology, venture capital ecosystem. The seven-person, multidisciplinary group includes attorneys with decades of experience providing counsel to clients ranging from startups to global, Fortune 500 companies in every phase of growth and development, including entity formation, financing, intellectual property protection, licensing and management strategies.

“Craig is a highly respected practitioner in the Chicago venture space and his skill set and experience significantly deepen the bench strength of our practice,” said Greg Grove, Principal and head of the Startups & Venture Capital practice at Much Shelist.

Bradley comes to Much Shelist from Locke Lord/Edwards Wildman. He has more than 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs, investors and established companies identify, finance and increase the profitability of new business opportunities. He focuses on emerging software, life sciences, Internet, communications and other technology companies, and serves as primary outside counsel for clients at all stages of development, from seed- and angel-stage investments through growth- and late-stage financings.

Bradley advises clients on all aspects of corporate and securities matters, including venture capital, private equity, debt and other financing arrangements, and helps privately held and publicly traded companies ensure compliance with federal and state securities laws. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business. He received a J.D. (cum laude) from Indiana University School of Law and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Elmhurst College.

“The firm’s strategic initiative to grow one of the largest dedicated venture practices in Chicago allows me to offer an expanded set of capabilities to my clients,” said Bradley. “The firm’s entrepreneurial culture and depth of resources committed to this area align with my vision, and I look forward to contributing to the group’s momentum while serving the needs of my clients, other high-growth companies and their investors.”