Kenneth M. "Ken" Crane

Kenneth M. "Ken" Crane

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Recognized since 2007

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Venture Capital Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Venture Capital Law
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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.


  • 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60606

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association


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

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Venture Capital Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Venture Capital Law, Chicago (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Venture Capital Law


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

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