Craig Boates

Craig is an experienced attorney who handles court hearings and trials as well as legal counsel for businesses and individuals. His practice focuses on business law, commercial and business litigation, family and divorce law, real estate and construction law, wills, trusts and estate planning, and Internet law.

Prior to founding Boates Law Firm, Craig was a partner in the law firm of Boates & Crump, which he opened in 2002 with his partner Sam Crump. Craig worked at a small general practice firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota before founding Boates & Crump. During that time, he represented many individual and business clients and also served as a City Attorney handling civil matters and prosecution for a suburb of Minneapolis.

Craig is a cum laude graduate of the University Of Minnesota Law School and received a business degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Craig lives in Anthem, Arizona with his wife and three children. Craig is highly involved in the Anthem and the Phoenix North Valley community, primarily because he enjoys helping others. One of the main reasons he has pursued a law career is that he is committed to helping people through difficult times. Volunteering and community involvement is another way to support people. Craig also strongly believes that as a resident and business owner in a community, he has an obligation to use his time and skills to give back to the community. He enjoys the activities he is involved in and enjoys building relationships and being part of the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Family & Divorce Law
  • Real Estate & Construction Law
  • Wills
  • Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Internet Law

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota
    • Major: Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Carefree / Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • Desert View Bible Church
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, North Gateway Chapter Executive Director
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Preferred Businesses at Anthem, Past President
  • Rotary Club of Anthem 2002-Present, Past President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Anthem Veterans Memorial Dedication Emcee, 11/11/2011
  • Boulder Creek High School Volunteer Football Coach 2007 – Present
  • Chair Anthem 15th Anniversary Committee – 2014
  • Experience Anthem Flash Mob Performer, 2012
  • Hands Across Anthem Board of Directors, 2012- Present
  • Preferred Business at Anthem, 2002 – 2009, Past President
  • Pro Bono attorney for numerous local non-profit organizations
  • Sponsor of Anthem Days and other local events
  • Sponsor of local youth sports teams
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank Planned Giving Advisory Council, 2012 – Present
  • We Care at Anthem Board of Directors, 2009 – Present

Awards

  • 2005 Anthem Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year
  • 2008 Volunteer of the Year, North Valley Women’s Club

Phoenix, AZ Small Business Lawyer

Our Anthem corporate and business practice focuses on the unique needs of Arizona business entities of all types and sizes. At Boates Law Firm, we pride ourselves on our commitment to protecting your individual corporate requirements. We will listen to what you need as a business and tailor our advice to best protect your business. Our corporate practice includes both corporate counseling and, when necessary, corporate litigation services.

Arizona Corporate Counseling

Our Anthem based corporate and business practice provides transactional and general counsel services to owners and managers of small and large business entities. We assist in all aspects of corporate law including:

  • Corporate and LLC Formation
  • Business Planning
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Management and Shareholder Issues
  • Employment/Employee Policies and Issues
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Corporate Dissolution or Sale

At Boates Law Firm we do more than meet your expectations. We work with you to anticipate your needs and prepare your company for the future.

Anthem, AZ Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

Problems at home are one of the most personal and difficult times in people’s lives. In some cases, these problems can be resolved through communication and counseling. Unfortunately, these measures don’t work in all cases. Court involvement may be necessary when marriages break down.

People often think they can handle the court papers themselves, or through a quickie divorce shop. However, those services do not provide you with the legal guidance and assistance that you need to protect your rights. At Boates Law Firm, our attorneys strive to provide you the guidance you need at affordable fees. We can assist you with:

  • Divorce or Dissolution
  • Mediation or Dispute Resolution
  • Custody Modifications or Disputes
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Orders for Protection / Injunctions Against Harassment
  • Paternity Actions

Don’t struggle through this difficult time on your own. Get the quality legal help you need from the attorneys at Boates Law Firm.

Anthem, Arizona Real Estate & Construction Law Attorney

Our Phoenix construction and real estate practice focuses on all matters related to real property. We work with owners, contractors, suppliers, and surety and insurance companies in all aspects of real estate and construction law. From negotiating the lease or purchase agreement to the sale of the property, our attorneys will assist you in every aspect of the transaction or litigation. Our real estate and construction services include:

  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes / Forcible Detainers
  • Purchase Agreements and Construction Contracts
  • Residential and Commercial Leases
  • Construction Defects Litigation
  • Mechanics Lien / Payment Bond Claims
  • Condemnation / Eminent Domain
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Surety Claim Resolution
  • Government Contracting