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J. Craig Walker

Fax +1.312.827.8179
J. Craig Walker concentrates his practice in corporate and securities transactions, representing acquiring and acquired companies in negotiated and unnegotiated acquisitions and representing issuers in the issuance of public equity and debt securities. He regularly counsels clients on compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Securities and Exchange Commission and stock exchange regulations.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Section of Business Law)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Securities Law Committee, Business Law Committee)
  • LKQ Corporation’s acquisitions of Stahlgruber GmbH (U.S. counsel), Warn Industries, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia S.p.A., The Coast Distribution System, Euro Car Parts, Keystone Automotive Holdings, PYP Automotive, Greenleaf Auto Recyclers and Keystone Automotive Industries.
  • LKQ Corporation’s sale of the OEM glass manufacturing business of its Pittsburgh Glass Works subsidiary.
  • Securities offerings by LKQ Corporation, including a $370 million stock offering in 2007, a $100 million stock offering in 2005, and a $75 million initial public offering in 2003.
  • Hecla Mining Company’s acquisitions of Klondex Mines Ltd., Mines Management, Inc., and Revett Mining Company, Inc.; U.S. counsel to Hecla in its acquisition of Aurizon Mines Ltd.
  • Offering by Hecla Mining Company of $500 million in high yield notes pursuant to Rule 144A.
  • Securities offerings for commodity pools sponsored by Nuveen Investments including a $500 million initial public offering of Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund in 2012 and a $232 million initial public offering of Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund in 2010.
  • Boise Inc.’s acquisitions of Tharco Packaging and Hexacomb Packaging.
  • Registered public offerings of Boise Inc. securities, including a $285 million sale of stock upon exercise of warrants in 2011 and a $95 million stock offering by its largest shareholder in 2009.
  • Boise Cascade Corporation’s acquisition of OfficeMax, Inc.
  • Tender offers by OfficeMax Incorporated for approximately $1 billion of its outstanding debt and $800 million of its common stock.
  • Sales by Solo Cup Company of its Hoffmaster business and two other non-core businesses.
  • Sale of Southern Bakeries to Flowers Foods.
  • U.S. counsel to a Canadian income fund in its acquisition of 28 landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States for $100 million.