Kraig C. KilgerPartner
KRAIG C. KILGER, a partner of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he graduated cum laude in 1988, and his law degree from the University of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1992 and was nominated to the Order of the Coif. During law school, he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, and was the winner of the Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition. In 1992, Mr. Kilger joined the law firm of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, and thereafter became a partner in their real estate practice group. In 2005, Mr. Kilger became Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Highpointe Communities, Inc., and thereafter returned to the practice of law in 2008.
Mr. Kilger has extensive experience in real estate and business transactional matters, including secured debt and equity transactions and insolvency matters. His practice involves all phases of residential and commercial real estate development including acquisitions, financing, planning, entitlement, development, construction, leasing and sales. He advises clients regarding the structuring, formation and governance of business entities, including the structuring of complex joint venture relationships. Mr. Kilger also regularly advises and assists his clients regarding general business matters.