Brian A. Craddock

Brian A. Craddock


Brian Craddock, a Charlottesville native, concentrates his practice on business transactions. He advises business clients at all stages, specifically focusing on entity formation; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; regulatory compliance; and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.  Brian has significant experience advising clients in heavily-regulated industries, including beverage, clinical trials, healthcare and government subcontracting. 


  • Drafted and negotiated commercial contracts for the purchase and sale of goods and services across a wide variety of industries
  • Advised clinical trial sponsors, contract research organizations and clinical research institutions regarding services agreements and regulatory compliance
  • Counseled health care providers on achieving and maintaining compliance with HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 and Virginia privacy laws and regulations
  • Represented Virginia wineries and breweries in matters relating to business formation, purchase and sale of assets, distribution and regulatory compliance
  • Handled dozens of acquisitions and divestitures, with most transactional values ranging from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000, across a variety of industries
  • Formed scores of limited liability companies and corporations
  • Guided businesses clients through numerous commercial financings and refinancings with most transactional values ranging from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000


  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • Selected to “Legal Elite,” Legislative / Regulatory / Administrative Government, Virginia Business, 2015, 2019-2020
  • Recognized as a “Virginia Rising Star,” Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2017 - 2019
Professional Involvement
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
    • Treasurer (2012-2014)
  • Virginia Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Building Goodness in April
    • Steering Committee (2012-Present)
  • Leadership Charlottesville, Class of 2012
  • Ducks Unlimited
    • Area Chair (2015-2016)
  • Virginia Vineyards Association
Practice Areas Education

Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
Macon, Georgia
J.D., cum laude, 2009

Mercer Law Review, Member

University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia
B.A., magna cum laude, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa
NCAA Academic All American

Highlighted Recognitions

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