Thomas J. Crane: Lawyer with Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Thomas J. Crane

Costa Mesa,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(714) 641-3464

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate/Securities/Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public and Private Offerings
  • Securities Regulation
  • Technology Licensing
  • Venture Capital
University Dartmouth College, A.B., cum laude, 1979
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1982
Admitted1982, California

Memberships Associations

•American Electronics Association, past Chairman, Legal Committee (Orange County)

•Orange County Bar Association

•Dartmouth Lawyers Association


Mr. Crane is a partner in the Corporate Section, specializing in business acquisitions/sales, securities, technology/licensing, corporate finance, and business organizations.

Mr. Crane provides representation in a wide variety of business transactions, including buying and selling businesses, securities regulation, commercial finance, technology issues, and the organization of corporate, partnership, and limited liability entities. Typical matters include public company regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, business start-ups, public and private offerings of securities, venture capital, software and technology related licensing, shareholder and partnership agreements, loan agreements, stock option plans, and executive benefits/employment related agreements.

Mr. Crane has previously served as the Managing Partner of the firm and a member of its Executive Committee.

Awards & Honors
•AV Preemininent rating with LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America 2007-2015

Publications Seminars
•“Securities Fraud,” American Criminal Law Review, 1982


8/18/2014 Eight Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2015 List Of Best Lawyers In America
8/26/2013 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2014 List Of Best Lawyers In America
10/10/2012 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2013 List Of Best Lawyers In America
9/1/2011 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2012 List Of Best Lawyers In America
10/1/2010 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker, LLP Named To 2011 List Of Best Lawyers
11/4/2009 Nine Partners At Rutan & Tucker LLP Named To 2010 List Of The Best Lawyers In America
9/24/2009 Rutan & Tucker LLP Attorneys Mentor New Students At UCI School Of Law
2/11/2005 Tom Crane Elected Managing Partner Of Rutan & Tucker

Transactions Representative Transactions; Initial public offering of an electronics technology company; Initial public offering of an aerospace/defense services company; Sale of a scientific instruments company to a publicly traded entity; Venture capital financing of an Internet company; Sale of a subsidiary of a large international electronics company; Tender offer representation of the target company, a publicly held company, acquired by an overseas electronics firm; Website services agreement for an internet sales organization; Software Licensing Agreement with an automotive manufacturer; Acquisition of several technology-based national defense contracting entities; Stock option incentive programs for many companies, publicly held and private; Purchase and sale of corporate entities owned by an ESOP

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Office Information

Thomas J. Crane

611 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1400
Costa MesaCA 92626-1931


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