Bradley C. Crawford


Vedder Price
275 Battery Street, Suite 2464
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Tel: +1 (415) 749 9520


Bradley C. Crawford is a member of the Finance & Transactions group and serves as the Administrative Shareholder of the firm’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Crawford has extensive experience structuring and executing debt and equity financing transactions for insurance companies, banks, commercial finance lenders and mezzanine funds, as well as issuers and borrowers. He has a strong background in traditional private placement financings, loan restructurings and secured and unsecured cash flow and asset-based credit facilities for working capital and acquisition financings.

Mr. Crawford offers his clients an unusual level of business experience to complement his legal practice. In addition to having a degree in business administration (concentration in finance) from the University of California, Berkeley, for seven years prior to attending law school. Mr. Crawford worked in major money center banks, where he marketed corporate finance products to middle-market companies with an emphasis on the origination, structuring and execution of leveraged transactions.

Mr. Crawford was selected by his peers from 2013 through 2022 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Banking and Finance Law. In 2020 he was also selected by Best Lawyers in America as the Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law. He has also been ranked in Chambers USA in the California Banking & Finance category from 2013 to 2021.

In law school, Mr. Crawford served as an articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal. Mr. Crawford is also a classical pianist and has performed at Hertz Hall in Berkeley, California, as well as with regional symphony orchestras.

Vedder Price represents global and national financial institutions in a wide array of matters and  in litigation, from single-plaintiff cases to class actions. Our clients span the range in the industry including private equity funds, venture capital funds, emerging enterprises, private equity-backed businesses, individual executives and family-held companies, multibillion-dollar multinational organizations and strategic investors.  We also have extensive experience supporting banking clients on regulatory and corporate management issues.

You can expect extensive credentials and experience in financial services and in the particulars of your legal need. Our approach to your deal, your regulatory or enforcement matter, or your litigation is anything but standard issue. We maintain hundreds of long lasting relationships with  marquee clients thanks to our business sensibility and keen sense of what matters most to clients. We know your industry, dig deep to understand your business goals and work hard to deliver success as you define it.Broad capabilities. Our dedicated finance practitioners are in seven key global centers with offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore. We have in-depth industry experience in our practices of Financial InstitutionsFinance & Transactions, and Global Transportation Finance which is complemented by seasoned practitioners in intellectual propertyhealth caregovernment contractstechnologytaxemployee benefits & executive compensationlaboremploymentantitrustenvironmentalreal estate and commercial litigation.
Vedder Price and our 275 lawyers serve a global client base from offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore and Dallas.

We deliver high-value, best-in-class legal counsel in the areas of M&A/private equity, banking and commercial finance, complex litigation, executive compensation, employment law, investment management and other business-critical corporate matters.

Bradley Crawford represents lenders in both financing and the related issuance of debt securities.
“Bradley is very knowledgeable and is an expert in the area. He is very efficient.” “He excels in drafting clear provisions to address complex business issues.”
Chambers & Partners