Benjamin F. Crane retired from Cravath’s Corporate Department in 1994. Mr. Crane’s practice encompassed domestic and international offerings of securities; mergers and acquisitions; joint venture agreements; and employment arrangements.
Mr. Crane’s clients included Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Nestlé, Air Products and Chemicals, St. Gobain and many U.S. investment banking firms. He was in charge of the Cravath office in Paris in 1965 and 1966.
Mr. Crane is a member of the New York City Bar Association, where he was a member of the Committee on Federal Legislation. He was also a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Crane served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947, where he was part of the Armed Forces Radio Service in Leghorn, Italy. During his undergraduate years, 1948 to 1951, he was a City News Editor and Announcer for commercial Radio Station KXIC in Iowa City, Iowa.
In 1952, Mr. Crane and another American student participated in an extended debating tour of British universities, including Cambridge and Oxford.
Mr. Crane was born in Holden, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and received an A.B. from the University of Iowa in 1951, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an LL.B. cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1954, where he was an Editor of the Law Review, a semi-finalist in the National Moot Court Competition and a member of the first class of Root-Tilden Scholars. He joined Cravath in 1954 and became a partner in 1963.
Mr. Crane may be reached by phone at 212-474-1432 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.