Craig Griffith

Craig Griffith

Member
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
www.steptoe-johnson.com
P.O. Box 1588
Charleston, WV 25326

Main Office Phone: 304-353-8190
Cell Phone: 3043766526
Direct Work Phone: 3043538190
FAX: 3043538180

Professional Experience:

Craig Griffith is Of Counsel at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Charleston, West Virginia office. His practice primarily focuses on tax planning and tax controversies in regards to state and local tax matters. From 2010 to 2013, Craig served as Tax Commissioner for the State of West Virginia, and served as Deputy Tax Commissioner from 2007 to 2010. As Commissioner, Craig led the West Virginia State Tax Department, which administers most state taxes, and some local taxes, and processes over 90% of the monies deposited into the State’s general revenue fund. The Department is also responsible for valuing industrial property and natural resources for property tax purposes, and provides guidance to the State’s fifty-five county assessors. During his time in the Commissioner’s Office, Craig chaired the Governor’s Tax Modernization workgroup, chaired the State’s Municipal Bond Commission, served as secretary and board member of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, and served as a board member for the West Virginia Film Credit Development Committee. Craig also served as Second Vice President, Secretary and as a board member for the Federation of Tax Administrators, served as President and First Vice –President for the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators, participated in various committees with the Multistate Tax Commission and served as a member of the governing board for the Streamlined Sales Tax Project. Prior to his stint in State Government, Craig was an attorney for a West Virginia based regional law firm and was a senior tax consultant at Ernst & Young.

Practice Focus:

Craig’s areas of practice concentration are state, local and federal taxation, corporate and transactional law, economic development and government relations.

Education:

West Virginia University College of Law, 2000
West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, 1997

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