Craig A. Griffith
(304) 353-8190
Office: Charleston
J.D. West Virginia University
B.S. West Virginia University
Licensure: WV
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Craig Griffith focuses his practice in the areas of taxation, corporate and transactional law and government relations.  Mr. Griffith's experience includes involvement in federal, state, and local tax planning and controversy with a concentration on state and local tax issues, and economic development projects.

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2010-2013 WV State Tax Commissioner
2007-2010 Deputy WV Tax Commissioner
2002-2007 Spilman Thomas & Battle
2000-2002 Ernst & Young

Speaking Engagements

State Tax Department Legislative Agenda and Budget Discussion, WV Society of CPAs, 2012

Commissioner's Roundtable, Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators, 2012

Recent Accomplishments of the Tax Department, WV Tax Institute, 2007, 2009-2012

Current Developments in WV State Tax, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce 73rd Annual Meeting, 2010

Combined Reporting in WV, Multistate Tax Commission 41st Annual Conference, 2008

Key Experience

Represented taxpayers in federal and state tax controversies, including before the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals and the Internal Revenue Service
Represented county commission in negotiation of payment in lieu of taxes agreement and lease for county-owned power plant
Represented clients in complex appeals of property tax valuations of industrial, commercial, and natural resource properties

Memberships & Awards

Distinguished West Virginian 2013
West Virginia State Bar
Former Chair, WV Tax Modernization Workgroup
Former Secretary & Board Member, WV Economic Development Authority