Craig F. Zappetti, Esq.


T: (609) 922-0484

Philadelphia Office

Princeton Office


Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Executive Compensation Plans
  • General Corporate
  • Risk Management
  • Securities & Private Equity

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Certified Public Accountant – Pennsylvania (Inactive)


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996
  • Villanova University, B.S. Accounting, 1989 Cum Laude, B.S. Communication Arts, 1989 Cum Laude

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • Saul Ewing, LLP

Mr. Zappetti has 20 years of business transactional, compliance and consulting experience primarily assisting clients in the following areas:

  • Public company securities compliance issues:
    • All aspects of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
    • All aspects of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
    • Proxy Rules.
    • National Securities Exchange Rules including the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Stock Market.
  • Private Placement Offerings that allow business owners to raise start-up or growth capital.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.
    • Representing sellers of businesses in both asset and stock sales, allowing them to realize life changing wealth events.
    • Representing institutional and strategic acquirers in both purchases and mergers that allow them to grow their businesses or investment holdings.
  • Venture Capital Financing Transactions.
    • Represent venture capital funds in documenting investment transactions in portfolio companies.
    • Represent companies in negotiating investment transactions with venture capital funds.
    • Negotiate and document venture debt transactions.
  • Corporate Governance Issues for both private and public companies.
  • General corporate counsel services for both private and public companies.
    • General contract review and negotiation.
    • Drafting and negotiation of employment agreements with executive officers.
    • Implementation of stock option plans and grants of equity compensation awards.

While these cross a wide variety of industries, Mr. Zappetti has developed a specialization in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical drug development and medical device companies;
  • Distressed real estate investment companies; and
  • Microbreweries; and
  • Title insurance companies.

Representative Transactions Include

  • $90 million Convertible Promissory Note Offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933.
  • $50 million follow-on public offering of common stock.
  • Sale of an employee benefits administrator to a strategic acquirer for $18 million.
  • Royalty Stream Securitization Transactions that raised an aggregate of $105 million for a pharmaceutical drug development company.
  • Sale of $1.5 Million of Series D Membership Interests to a Venture Capital Fund.
  • $30 million venture debt financing.
  • Sale of $5.5 million of membership interests to a private equity fund.
  • Establishment of Affiliated Business Arrangements for Title Insurance Companies and Real Estate Brokers.
  • Private placement offerings that have raised an aggregate of over $100 million.


  • Served as Lead Editor of two volume set of SEC Rulebooks published by Vintage, a division of PR Newswire
    • SEC Reporting Rules Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and SD.
    • SEC Reporting Rules Proxy Statements
  • Bringing Your Medical Device to Market – Author of Corporate Governance Chapter


  • The Wistar Institute, Leadership Council
  • MIT Enterprise Forum – Philadelphia Chapter – Executive Committee Member
  • Strategic Investors Alliance – Board Member