- Thomas Crane graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1979 and received his Juris Doctor in law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1982, graduating cum laude. Mr. Crane is currently a partner in the Corporate Section of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, 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.