Yoel Kranz

Yoel Kranz

Partner
Yoel Kranz

Yoel Kranz is a partner in Goodwin’s Capital Markets, M+A/Corporate Governance and Derivatives Practices. He has over 18 years of experience in advising 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.

Experience

Mr. Kranz’ practice is focused on corporate counseling and strategic advice to his clients and he regularly handles a variety of major business transactions, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic collaborations and commercial transactions. Mr. Kranz’ activities in recent years include representing:

  • Empire State Realty in multiple transactions, including the $620 million acquisition of a 9.9% interest in ESRT by an affiliate of Qatar Investment Authority
  • AvalonBay Communities in a $685 million public offering of its common stock on a forward basis
  • Medical Properties Trust in its $1.25 billion acquisition of a healthcare portfolio from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management
  • MAA (Mid-America Apartment Communities) in its $8.6 billion business combination with Colonial Properties Trust
  • Gaming & Leisure Properties in its $440 million acquisition of The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
  • CreXus Investment Corp in its $1 billion acquisition by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
  • Medical Properties Trust in its €200 million offering of senior notes, the first public eurobond offering by a U.S. REIT
  • Baird and BMO, as underwriters, in Franklin Street Properties’ $200 million offering of common stock
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.

Credentials

Education

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

Clerkships

1998 to 1999 Supreme Court of Israel, Honorable Mishael Cheshin

Admissions

Bar

New York
Massachusetts
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