Brian A. Craddock

Brian A. Craddock
  • Brian A. Craddock
    Attorney at Law

  • Phone: (434) 817-7980
  • Email:
  • Clelie Taylor, Assistant

  • Phone: (434) 220-6107
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Brian Craddock, a Charlottesville native, focuses his practice on business transactions. He advises business owners at all stages, specifically focusing on entity formation and structuring; mergers and acquisitions; financing; and contract drafting and negotiation. He is detail-oriented and dedicated to communicating clearly and openly with his clients.

Brian’s professional interests include advising clients in heavily-regulated industries.  He is the head of Lenhart Pettit’s beverage law practice group, dedicated to advising clients on entity formation and financing, winery and brewery acquisition, leasing, TTB permitting and ABC licensing, trademark protection, weddings and events, labor and employment and business succession.  Brian is also keenly interested in several aspects of healthcare law.  He has significant experience helping clients engaged in the field of clinical trials identify and manage risk through their contractual relationships.  Brian also provides practical advice to covered entities and business associates seeking to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance.

Brian lives in Crozet with his wife, Meaghan, and their young children. Most weekends, he can be found sneaking out of the house before dawn with his chocolate Lab, Bear, to train retrievers, hunt waterfowl, or fly fish.


  • Represented clients in dozens of acquisitions and divestitures, with most transactional values ranging from $100,000 to $10,000,000, including wineries, vineyards, restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, sporting goods manufacturers, millwork providers, veterinary practices, faculty practice plans and government contractors
  • Guided businesses and business owners through a variety of commercial financings and refinancings ranging from $100,000 to $10,000,000 and secured by real estate and other types of assets located all across Virginia
  • Assisted regional and national banks in connection with a variety of complex, multimillion-dollar financings and refinancings
  • Regularly advised contract research organizations and clinical trial sites with international operations regarding the drafting and negotiation of contracts
  • Organized limited liability companies and corporations, and drafted, negotiated and filed the associated organizational documents
  • Regularly advised health care providers on achieving and maintaining HIPAA compliance


  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • Selected to “Legal Elite,” Legislative / Regulatory / Administrative, Virginia Business, 2015
Professional Involvement
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, Treasurer (2012-2014)
  • Virginia Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Building Goodness in April, Steering Committee (2012-Present)
  • Leadership Charlottesville, Class of 2012
  • Ducks Unlimited, Conservation Fundraiser Planning Committee (Co-Chair, 2014; Chair, 2015)
  • Virginia Vineyards Association
Practice Areas Education

Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
Macon, Georgia
J.D., cum laude, 2009

Mercer Law Review, Member

University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia
B.A., magna cum laude, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa
NCAA Academic All American