Prominent Cleveland attorney dies in a skiing accident

Prominent Cleveland attorney dies in a skiing accident

Cleveland Attorney Marc Krantz was killed in a skiing accident at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming on December 28.

The 54-year-old was the Managing Partner of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz since 1999. The firm's Executive Committee has named Kevin T. O'Connor as interim Managing Partner.

Krantz's father Byron was the founding partner of the firm and his brother Brett is a partner.

According to a statement from the firm, Krantz was an accomplished securities, commercial finance and corporate lawyer.

His public and privately held clients regarded him as a trusted advisor on transactions big and small, from capitalization of start-up companies to the restructuring and recapitalization of established businesses.

He shepherded his clients through the most complex mergers and acquisitions, often handling several transactions at the same time.

Krantz leaves behind his wife Michele and their three children, Ellen, Tara and Ross.

Statement from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson: 

I join the community in issuing my condolences to the family of Marc C. Krantz. Marc was a friend and served the community in many ways.
He chaired the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority and represented the City of Cleveland in the sale and development of the Cleveland Convention Center.
He will be missed by the community and by me personally.

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