Trial attorney Craig H. Marcus, a partner in Glaser Weil’s Litigation Department, has a broad and diverse practice covering a wide range of complex business and commercial disputes, including real estate, partnerships, entertainment, intellectual property, trade secrets, employment and finance. His clients are Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and emerging businesses, investment funds, charitable organizations and high-net-worth individuals.

Craig has litigated complex multibillion-dollar lawsuits as well as simple contract disputes. In every matter, he devises a strategy and an approach designed to effectively and efficiently achieve the client’s goals in a manner commensurate with the nature of the dispute. Craig strives to resolve matters through amicable means and, whenever possible, avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. However, if the client is best served by litigation and/or a trial, he has a wealth of experience in presenting complicated facts to a jury and obtaining a favorable outcome.

Craig is particularly sought after for:

  • Complex commercial litigation, including:
    • Partnership disputes
    • Contract disputes
    • Fraud
    • Misappropriation
  • Entertainment litigation
  • Real estate and finance litigation


Craig's recent notable experience includes his representation of:

  • The Lemieux Group, a partnership that owned and operated the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League franchise, in a third-party ownership dispute related to the sale of a controlling interest to the Fenway Sports Group. Craig’s motion to dismiss was granted by the Delaware Court of Chancery. 
  • Infillion (formerly PaeDae, Inc.), a large technology company, in complex litigation with one of its founders concerning tens of millions of dollars. After Craig’s motion for summary adjudication was granted, the remainder of the case was settled in a manner very favorable to the company.
  • Maple Beach Ventures, an investment fund that was defrauded by its former manager, in obtaining a multimillion-dollar arbitration award and judgment.
  • The County of Los Angeles in a complicated lawsuit challenging the manner in which the district attorney’s office prosecuted certain crimes. Craig successfully obtained dismissal of the entire lawsuit. 
  • A large real estate investment trust (REIT) in a contentious dispute with its founder and former CEO. Craig successfully avoided a disruptive and costly lawsuit by negotiating a settlement and a severance agreement that were very favorable to the company.
  • A property owner in Beverly Hills in a dispute with an owner of an adjacent property. Craig obtained a jury verdict in favor of his client and defeated the neighbor’s easement and license claims.

Additional significant experience includes his representation of:

  • A nationwide business management company in a dispute with certain members of the Journey rock band, in which Craig successfully quashed threatened litigation.
  • The largest real estate development company in Latin America in litigation concerning a $1.5 billion portfolio of 55 office buildings in Southern California.
  • Kilroy Realty, a billion-dollar REIT, in litigation concerning a partnership to develop $300 million of commercial real estate in Southern California.

  • Morgan Stanley, one of the nation’s largest investment banks, in litigation arising from the sale of Fox Family Channel to Disney.

  • The Gores Group, a technology investment fund in litigation arising from the bankruptcy auction of a billion-dollar telecommunications company.

  • LNR CPI Presidio Retail, one of the nation’s largest commercial developers, in litigation against Lowe’s Companies.

  • Morgan Creek Productions in litigation concerning the rights to a film project based on the life of Tupac Shakur. Craig prevailed on summary judgment and acquired the rights for the client.

  • Trustees of the Rubin Klamer Trust in a significant probate matter. Klamer was the inventor of “The Game of Life,” and he had bequeathed a significant portion of his estate to a longtime employee who was also a trustee of his estate. The trustees were sued by Klamer’s children, and Craig led the negotiation of a very favorable settlement where both clients received substantial sums.


Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

  • “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys,” Los Angeles Business Journal, 2023
  • “500 Leading Litigators in America,” Lawdragon, 2022, 2024



Loyola Law School, J.D.

Loyola Marymount University, B.A., Business Administration


  • California
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