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Kenneth M. Crane

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Ken Crane focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, entity formation, joint venture negotiation and general corporate counseling. He has structured, negotiated, supervised and closed many financing and capital raising transactions, including private placements, convertible security investments, secured and mezzanine loan facilities, project finance, workouts, reorganizations and negotiation of intercreditor relationships.  In addition, he counsels clients in corporate lending and management as well as shareholder disputes.  Ken has extensive transactional experience in Eastern Europe and China.


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

Client Comments

  • "Ken has done an excellent job for us. He has worked with us on legal matters since the early 90's. He has handled acquisitions, corporate matters, as well as contracts. Ken is effective, communicates well, and discusses all points with his client. He will do all he can to get the best transaction, deal, or contract for his client. Ken is an excellent person and an excellent attorney."

    Robert Krems

    LB Industries, Inc.

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131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603-5559
Phone: 312-324-8688
Firm Phone: 312-324-8400

Practice Areas

  • Venture Capital Law


  • University of Illinois (BA)
  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Chicago Bar Association — Member
  • Les Turner ALS Foundation — Director and Executive Committee Member
  • Hinsdale Village Caucus — Member