About Our "Faculty"
About the Founder
Mr. Kane's career development before investment banking:
* M&A, corporate, securities and computer/internet lawyer at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles.
* Project Leader in the Systems Sciences Department of The Rand Corporation, advising the US Government on strategic military command, control, communications and intelligence matters. * Start up Staff (Business Development) DirecTV (employee # 6). Mr. Kane has served on the Boards of NYSE and NASDAQ listed public companies; he holds Series 24, 7, 79 and 63 registrations. Education
B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison,M.A., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from UCLA. Academic Awards • the American Jurisprudence Prize in Contracts • UCLA Regent’s Graduate Studies Fellowship • Ford Foundation International Security Fellowship.
Mr. Kane has contributed to SEC Rule-Making Proceedings governing Fairness Opinions issued in connection with public securities transactions. He has also designed, tested, executed and proven the value of an innovative role for an “independent” underwriter in public securities transactions to position and realize maximum valuations and serve as the issuing company’s proponent in the process of planning, preparing and project-managing all types of public offerings of securities. The “Independent Underwriter™” role has since been adopted and fielded by other independent securities firms on behalf of their securities-issuing clients.
Mr. Kane is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded start-up and spin-off businesses the idea for which frequently germinated from ongoing client work, that he then proposed to clients. Volunteer Work U.S. Navy, serving with the 2nd Fleet (Atlantic) and 6th Fleet (Mediterranean).