Craig R. Roush

Senior Counsel


Craig Roush is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice.

Craig’s practice covers general corporate and business law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and corporate governance matters. Craig represents a wide array of public and private clients in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, and recapitalizations, including strategic enterprises, private equity firms, and family-owned and other closely held businesses. Craig’s transactional and business law experience is broad-based, and he regularly advises clients on matters such as company formation, corporate governance practices, capital raising and recapitalizations, equity holder agreements, executive employment and consulting agreements, commercial arrangements, services agreements, corporate reorganizations, and transaction preparation.

Before beginning his career as an attorney, Craig worked in the consumer goods manufacturing industry for nearly 10 years in a variety of roles, including operations, human resources, environmental sustainability, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs.

Representative Experience

  • Represented The Manitowoc Company, Inc. in connection with the spin-off of Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. as an independent, publicly traded company
  • Represented American Appraisal in its merger with Duff & Phelps
  • Represented the shareholders of Gehl Foods in their sale of the company to the private equity firm Wind Point Capital
  • Represented Pentair plc in connection with the sale of its Valves & Controls business unit to Emerson Electric Co. for $3.15 billion
  • Represented Pentair plc in connection with the spin-off of nVent Electric plc as an independent, publicly traded company
  • Represented U.S. Venture, Inc. and its subsidiary U.S. AutoForce, LLC in their acquisition of Tire’s Warehouse, LLC


Craig earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2014), where he was the senior articles editor for the Marquette Law Review. Craig also earned the Golden Quill Award for the top student article in the 2012-2013 edition of the Marquette Law Review, and he earned eight CALI Awards for the highest grade in his classes.

Craig also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University Graduate School of Management (M.B.A., 2012) and a bachelor’s degree from New York University (B.F.A., 2004). 


Craig authored the Golden Quill Award-winning article, “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Limits on Widespread Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering by Local Law Enforcement After 9/11,” which was published by the Marquette Law Review in 2012.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Craig is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.