Stephen A. Crane

Retired Partner


Stephen A. Crane is a retired partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. The primary focus of Mr. Crane’s practice was business and corporate law, with an emphasis in counseling business owners, and negotiation and documentation of a broad range of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, roll-ups, venture capital transactions, joint ventures and equity financings. He was a member and former chair of the firm’s Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling Practice. He also was a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice and the Energy Industry Team.

Mr. Crane received a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1976 after graduating cum laude from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1975. He was awarded a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1971.

Mr. Crane is a member of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association and has been active in the Tax Sections of both organizations. He also has addressed numerous business audiences on business and tax issues.

Mr. Crane is a former Executive Board member of the United Way of Hillsborough County. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board to the University of Florida Foundation.

Mr. Crane has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and was selected for inclusion in the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Florida Super Lawyers® lists.