News / 12.29.2014

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz Announces the Death of Marc C. Krantz, Managing Partner

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz is deeply saddened to announce the passing of its Managing Partner, Marc C. Krantz. Mr. Krantz, 54, was involved in a fatal skiing accident at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on December 28, 2014. Our prayers, thoughts and support go out to his wife, Michele and their three children, Ellen, Tara and Ross; to his father, our founding partner Byron and to his mother, Joan; and to his brother, our partner, Brett and his family.

Mr. Krantz had served as Managing Partner of KJK since 1999. The firm’s Executive Committee has named Kevin T. O’Connor as interim Managing Partner.

Mr. 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.

“We have lost a true friend and leader,” said Kevin T. O’Connor, interim Managing Partner. “Marc served his clients and this firm with passion and compassion and leaves behind a strong and vibrant firm ready to carry forward into the future. He will be dearly missed by us all.”

Mr. Krantz was a civic leader, and was chairman of the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority. He represented the City of Cleveland in the sale and development of the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health. He served on many community boards, including Bellefaire JCB & Bellefaire JCB Executive Committee (Chairman), Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation (Immediate Past Chairman), Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland (former Chairman), Wingspan Care Group and the Myers Foundation.

Arrangements are pending and will be posted on the firm website when they are available.

Adriane DeFiore – Marketing Manager
216.736.7214 aed@kjk.com