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R. Craig Woods

R. Craig Woods



  • Class Action Defense
  • Business & Commercial
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation – Consumer

WSG Practice Industries


Texas, U.S.A.


Craig Woods is a member of Dykema’s Dental Service Organizations Group with a focus on transactional matters, regulatory investigations and dispute resolution. He has considerable experience advising DSOs, MSOs, large practice groups, dentists and other health care providers in various corporate and regulatory matters, including the purchase and sale of companies and assets, forming regulatory compliant DSO structures, private equity investments, the negotiation of key commercial business agreements, and establishing equity incentive options for key employees. Peer-recognized as one of the top attorneys in Texas, Craig has substantial experience in complex commercial, business and health care law where he has advised and represented Fortune 500 and industry-leading dental, medical and health care companies.

Craig is also an experienced litigator who draws extensively from his background in accounting and finance to craft unique solutions to complex legal issues. He has a national practice that is devoted to developing and executing innovative strategies and solutions across a broad range of matters, including contractual disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, injunctive actions, fraud and deceptive trade practices, products liability litigation, medical device litigation, financial services litigation and complex business litigation in venues across the country. In addition to handling individual claims, Craig also has experience litigating disputes in the context of class action lawsuits. As a result, over the past several years he has had the privilege of representing the interests of businesses and individuals in numerous states and federal districts in both trial and arbitration.

By concentrating on his clients’ individual needs, Craig has created a value-based practice that emphasizes creative and cost-effective methods for each engagement. He focuses on building long-term partnerships with each client and has extensive experience with alternative fee arrangements, which he tailors to fit the unique business goals of each client.  Because of his experience and training, clients and colleagues trust Craig with their most complex and important legal issues.

Bar Admissions



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2005

Staff Editor, International Law Review; Dean's Scholarship Recipient Texas A&M University, M.S., Finance, 2002 Texas A&M University, B.B.A., Financial Management and Information Systems, cum laude, 2001

Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial | Business Services | Class Action Defense | Corporate Finance | Financial Services Litigation | Financial Services Litigation – Consumer | Health Care | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions | Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products | Private Equity, Venture Capital & Mezzanine Finance | Product Liability


Best Practices For Sellers in The Evolving DSO Marketplace
Dykema, January 2019

The tsunami of consolidation activity in the dental services industry has created remarkable financial opportunities for dentists and investors. Primarily, these opportunities play out in the form of Dental Services Organizations formed by entrepreneurial dentists and/or private financial interests through the acquisition of established, profitable practices...

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