Yoel Kranz

Yoel Kranz

Yoel Kranz

Yoel Kranz is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Group and a member of its REITs and Real Estate M&A and Capital Markets Groups. He advises public and private companies in corporate mergers and acquisitions, represents a diverse group of corporate issuers of securities, both public and private, and serves as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for public companies, including numerous REITs.

Mr. Kranz also advises a broad range of public and private clients with respect to complex derivatives matters, including derivatives embedded in capital markets transactions such as convertible notes call spread transactions, equity forwards and transfers of swap portfolios.

Professional Experience

Mr. Kranz is a member of the adjunct faculty at The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia Business School and a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School. During the 2010-2011 semester, Mr. Kranz was a guest lecturer at Tel Aviv University Law School, teaching coursework in U.S. mergers and acquisitions practice. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Kranz was a corporate associate in the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Kranz’ recent activities include representing:

  • Empire State Realty Trust  and Empire State Realty OP, L.P., in a $250 million private placement of Exchangeable Senior Notes by Empire State Realty OP 
  • AvalonBay Communities in a $685 million public offering of its common stock on a forward basis
  • Medical Properties Trust in their $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2024
  • MAA (Mid-America Apartment Communities) in its $8.6 billion business combination with Colonial Properties Trust
  • Gaming & Leisure Properties in its $475 million pending acquisition of The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
  • CreXus Investment Corp in its $1 billion acquisition by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.



J.D., 1998
University of Virginia School of Law

(member, editorial board of the Virginia Law Review)
M.A., 1995
Emerson College
RO, 1992
Rabbinical College of America


1998 to 1999 Supreme Court of Israel, Honorable Mishael Cheshin



New York
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