Craig S. Marshall

Craig MarshallCraig S. Marshall is a partner in Stark & Knoll’s Business Services Group. For over 30 years, Craig has represented many Northeast Ohio businesses with growth and acquisition strategies, mergers and acquisitions and day-to-day business and legal counsel to management and owners.

“At the core of all business lies the people who make it all happen. Whether it is a business dispute, a new business venture, or a sale/purchase of a business, getting to know and understand the persons involved guides me to solutions that work.” – Craig S. Marshall

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Corporate Services
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Real Estate & Commercial Leasing
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Transactions
  • Tax Planning
  • Commercial Lending & Finance
  • Non-Profit Law

Prior to joining Stark & Knoll Craig was a shareholder, Akron Managing Partner and Corporate Section chair of one of Akron’s oldest law firms.

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • State of Ohio

Bar Associations

  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • The University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1986
  • The University of Akron Graduate School of Business, Masters of Taxation, 1986
  • The University of Akron, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1982

Professional & Community Leadership

  • Walsh Jesuit High School – Past Member Board of Directors2009-2015, Past Chairman of the Board 2013-2014, Current General Counsel
  • The Village at St. Edward – Current Member and Chairman of Board of Directors 2000-Present, Member of Executive and Finance Committee 2005–Present, Former Board Chair 2006-2007
  • American Heart Association - Board of Trustees, 2007-2010
  • Leadership Akron – Class of XI (1995), Current Member Alumni Association
  • Kiwanis Club of Akron (Downtown) – Member 1986–2006, President 1995-1996
  • Cascade Locks Park Association – Founding Member, Board of Trustees (Emeritus)
  • Copley Township Zoning Commission – Member 1996–2002, Chairman 2000-2002
  • Copley Athletic Association – Former Girls’ Youth Basketball and Softball Coach

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating
  • Ohio Super Lawyer – 2004-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions - 2008–2021


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