Voted Best Mediator, Financial Markets, New York Law Journal's "Best of" Survey, 2012
"We very much appreciate Judge Crane’s skillful approach and considerable efforts that enabled the parties to reach this settlement."
-Law Firm Attorney
"I don't think that it would be premature to express, once again, our appreciation for your hard and skillful work in connection with the resolution of our case. We had been working on reaching a settlement for several years without success. In three short hours, you helped us work it out. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
-Law Firm Attorney
"We're impressed with your involvement and the level of your commitment to the process. You not only demonstrate a sterling intellect, but keen understanding of the interpersonal aspects of negotiation."
-Lawyer for Party
"I want to thank you for being so instrumental in developing the basis to end this most unfortunate and unnecessary conflict. Your judicial stature, knowledge of the critical aspects of the law, and capability to assess the relative significance of the factual issues were each vital in the mediation process."
-CEO Family Business Client
"Thank you once again for your efforts... What a truly terrific job I thought you did. I have been singing your praises here since then. You are probably the best mediator we ever had the pleasure of working with. You really pulled a rabbit out of the hat on this one. We didn't think this one was going to settle. You did a superb job. Another round of thanks for you."
-Attorney for party
"It was as painless as possible and Judge Crane deserves to be credited for his objectivity and pleasant manners in a surprisingly strife free situation."
Other recent significant cases on which Justice Crane has written include the following:
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