Thomas Crane graduated from Dartmouth College in 1979 and received his Juris Doctor in law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1982. Mr. Crane served as a partner in the Corporate Section of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, specializing in business acquisitions/sales, securities, corporate finance, and business organizations until his retirement from the firm in 2015. Mr. Crane's experience includes corporate governance, legal representation in a wide variety of business transactions, including buying and selling businesses, securities issuance and regulation, and the organization of corporate, partnership, and limited liability entities. Typical matters include counseling executives and board members, public company regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, business start-ups, public and private offerings of securities, venture capital and general shareholder matters. Mr. Crane has previously served as the Managing Partner of Rutan & Tucker, LLP and a member of its Executive Committee.