Craig Opp is a partner of Rice Park. As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, he manages the firm’s legal and compliance functions.
Before joining Rice Park, Craig was General Counsel and a member of the executive committee for GWG Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GWGH) from 2018 to 2020. Prior to GWGH, Craig served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Incenter LLC, a Blackstone portfolio company, leading Incenter’s legal and compliance staff in investment advisory, employment, IP, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transaction matters. Prior to Incenter, Craig held a variety of roles with Green Tree Servicing and Green Tree Investment Management (“Green Tree”) from 2008 to 2014. In his roles at Green Tree, he served as lead transaction counsel for $200+ billion of MSR and sub-servicing acquisitions and $1+ billion of distressed mortgage loan acquisitions. He also oversaw $5 billion in committed credit for numerous securitizations and credit facilities, including securitizing residential mortgage loans, consumer loans, manufactured housing loans, servicer advance facilities, master repurchase facilities, and corporate credit facilities. From 2003 to 2008, Craig was in-house counsel at GMAC ResCap (formerly GMAC-RFC), a globally diversified real estate finance company. Before that, he worked as an attorney with various law firms in Minneapolis and New York, including Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP, where he represented Fortune 500 companies on complex financial transactions.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law.