Craig Fishman is a partner in Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services Department and Asset Securitization Department. Craig has extensive experience representing financial institutions in a wide variety of structured finance transactions and syndicated credit facilities. He regularly represents issuers, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, and bank lenders.

Craig has experience with many types of financial assets, including auto loans, leases and floorplan receivables, equipment loans and leases, trade receivables, credit card receivables, truck loans and leases, agricultural equipment loans, and FFELP and private student loans.

Prior to joining Chapman in 2012, Craig was Of Counsel in the Structured Finance and Banking and Finance groups of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He also served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President to Allstate Financial Corporation from 1991 to 1996, moving into the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in 1996. From 1987 to 1991, Craig was an associate in the Corporate Department at White & Case in New York.


District of Columbia Bar

New York State Bar Association


District of Columbia

New York


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987

  • Executive Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law

Cornell University, B.A., 1982

Notable Engagements

We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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