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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Practice Areas

  • Corporate/Securities/Tax
    University Dartmouth College, A.B., cum laude, 1979
    Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1982
    Admitted1982, California
    Memberships 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.

    Areas of Expertise

    · Mergers and Acquisitions

    · Public and Private Offerings

    · Securities Regulation

    · Technology Licensing

    · Venture Capital

    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


    · "Securities Fraud," American Criminal Law Review, 1982

    Memberships & Associations

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

    · Orange County Bar Association

    · Dartmouth Lawyers Association

    Awards & Honors

    · AV® Preemininent™ rating with LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell

    · Best Lawyers in America 2007-2014


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    Office Information

    Thomas J. Crane

    611 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1400
    Costa MesaCA 92626-1931


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