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Yoel Kranz

Yoel Kranz

Goodwin Procter LLP
New York, NY, USA

Yoel Kranz is a partner in Goodwin’s REIT Capital Markets and M+A/Corporate Governance Practices. He has over 18 years of experience in advising public and private companies, including numerous public REITs, in matters of corporate governance, board dynamics and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kranz also represents a diverse group of corporate issuers of securities, both public and private, and serves as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for public companies in the REIT sector.

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.  Mr. Kranz is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts.

Mr. Kranz’ activities in recent years include representing:
  • Empire State Realty in connection with its sale of a $620 million 9.9% interest to an affiliate of Qatar Investment Authority
  • Medical Properties Trust in its €500million offering of senior notes and listing on Irish Stock Exchange, one of the first public Eurobond offerings by a U.S. REIT
  • AvalonBay Communities in a $685 million public offering of its common stock on a forward basis
  • Gaming & Leisure Properties in its $440 million acquisition of The Meadows Racetrack and Casino
  • Mid-America Apartment Communities in its $8.6 billion business combination with Colonial Properties Trust
  • Medical Properties Trust in connection with its $1.25 billion acquisition of a healthcare portfolio from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management
  • CreXus Investment Corp in its $1 billion acquisition by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
  • “Corporate Governance Trends in the Public REIT Sector: An Evolving Landscape,” April 21, 2017
  • “Waivers of Ownership Limitation Provisions in REIT Charters,” June 08, 2016
  • “SEC Permits Immediate Resale Under Rule 144 of REIT Shares Issued in Exchange for OP Units,” March 18, 2016
  • “Why Green Street Should Rethink Its One-Size-Fits-All Position on Corporate Governance,” June 01, 2015
  • “Barbarians at the (REIT) Gates: REITs Should Be Prepared for a New World Order of Shareholder Activists, Hostile Overtures and Proxy Fights,” February 04, 2015
  • “REITs and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive,” November 19, 2014
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1998 - (member, editorial board of the Virginia Law Review)
  • M.A., Emerson College, 1995
  • RO, Rabbinical College of America, 1992
Yoel Kranz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Waivers of Ownership Limitation Provisions in REIT Charters - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Monday, January 22, 2018

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