Max Crane regularly counsels private and public companies and their executives on various aspects of law and business including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and crisis management. Working with companies in the banking, energy, gaming, insurance and retail industries, among others, Mr. Crane has been involved in equity and debt financings and energy projects aggregating in excess of $1 billion. These transactions have included initial public offerings, debt restructurings, conventional financings, and the selling off of equity in existing power projects. Clients seek Mr. Crane’s advice and counsel on matters ranging from determining the viability of a new business concept to offering guidance on issues of governance, finance and achieving desired business objectives.

Mr. Crane has published in the areas of corporate compliance, executive compensation and various types of financings.


  • Corporate
  • Corporate Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities and Capital Markets

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®* 2012-2024, New Jersey Corporate/M&A
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2010-2024, Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2021, Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Corporate Finance; Banking
  • ROI-NJ* "Champions of the C-Suite" 2023
  • ROI-NJ* "ROI Influencers: Power List" 2018, 2020-2024
  • NJBIZ®* "Power 100" 2018-2019, 2022-2024
  • NJBIZ®* "Leaders in Law" 2021

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey State Liaison, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Corporate Laws Committee

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Financial Transactions Section

  • Community Affiliations
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Students 2 Science, Inc.

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Montclair Art Museum, 1998-2013


  • J.D., Rutgers Law School, with honors
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania