Marc C. Krantz
Marc C. Krantz
Marc C. Krantz
Managing Partner

Direct Dial: 216.736.7204
Fax: 216.621.6536
Email: mck@kjk.com

Corporate, Securities, Commercial Finance, Energy and Utilities

Marc is Managing Partner of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz and is engaged in a comprehensive securities, commercial finance and corporate law practice.  He represents publicly and privately-held clients in capital raising transactions, providing advice from the capitalization of start-up companies to the recapitalization or restructuring of established businesses.  Marc is actively involved in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and private equity practices, having advised clients in a wide range of transactions, including technology and e-commerce, banking, health care, consumer products, logistics, manufacturing, oil and gas, and real estate.  Marc advises publicly-held companies and regulated broker-dealers and investment advisors on compliance with rapidly changing federal and state securities laws and regulations.  He also represents chief executive officers and companies in connection with executive compensation packages.

Some of Marc’s recent experience includes representing:

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • A private equity sponsor with the leveraged recapitalizations and consolidations of several leading privately-held clinical drug testing companies in transactions totaling $126 million
  • A private equity client in its acquisitions of a pet supply company, a pipeline company and a battery distribution company
  • A private equity group in a $44 million acquisition and related financing of a leading provider of airport ground handling services to the air cargo industry
  • A private equity group with the $22 million leveraged recapitalization of a consumer products company located in Southeastern U.S.
  • A $25 million private equity fund formed to invest in wholesale distribution and logistics organizations in the middle market
  • A private equity client in the formation of a $15 million fund focused on investing in Israeli technology companies desiring to establish U.S. operations in the Great Lakes Region
  • An internet video streaming company through its early rounds of “angel” and venture capital financing totaling $13 million, development of its employee stock option plan and a strategic acquisition of a company providing complementary video streaming hardware


  • A publicly-held insurance holding company in a $45 million secondary offering
  • A publicly-held diverse manufacturing company in an exchange offer for $65 million of publicly-held bonds and the restructuring of $50 million of senior bank debt
  • A stockholder in a hostile proxy contest for control of a publicly-held real estate investment trust and subsequent roll-up of properties controlled by the stockholder into the REIT
  • A publicly-held company in establishing a subsidiary to sell its products over the internet, including the initial capital raising
  • A publicly-held natural gas utility company in a $15 million rights offering
  • A broker-dealer registered with the National Association of Securities Dealers in an investigation of insider trading involving a public company
  • A retail eyewear company in its initial public offering, subsequent secondary offering and eventual acquisition in a public tender offer in a $65 million public tender offer

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • A publicly-held maker of friction materials and parts in a $413 million sale of the company
  • A publicly-held diversified natural gas utility with $38 million in strategic acquisitions of other natural gas utility businesses
  • A leading manufacturer of traction motors and electric coils for rail and power generation markets in the sale of its business
  • A diverse manufacturing company in a series of transactions valued at over $175 million
  • A medical device and instrument repair company in a $75 million sale
  • An automobile dealer group in related sales transactions with a total sale price of over $30 million
  • The board of directors of a publicly-held Ohio bank holding company in a contested merger and another bank holding company
  • A publicly-held medical insurance holding company to acquire additional medical insurance companies with combined assets of more than $650 million
  • A publicly-held manufacturing company with net sales in excess of $300 million in the formation and strategic acquisition of businesses located in the United States and several foreign countries
  • A publicly-held manufacturer in the $94 million sale of a primary business segment
  • A publicly-held natural gas utility in a $37.9 million acquisition of several utilities

Technology/Start-Up Business

  • A start-up company with the first ever license granted by Microsoft® to a company using a non-Windows® operating system
  • A synthetic oil company, assisting in corporate governance, capital raising, intellectual property protection, re-marketing agreements and customer agreements
  • A start-up telecommunications networking company in structuring a limited liability company and its initial capital raising
  • A provider of business continuity, disaster avoidance and recovery services and co-location solutions and technologies
  • A provider of web-based employment screening solutions, assisting in corporate formation, capitalization and customer agreements
  • A start-up teleradiology services business, assisting in corporate formation, capitalization, and radiologist and customer agreements
  • A start-up wireless LED lighting company, advising on corporate formation, public/private partnerships, intellectual property protection and capital raising


  • The City of Cleveland in the sale and development of the Cleveland Convention Center and Medical Mart
  • The leading provider of telecommunications equipment for police, fire and other first responders in the procurement of a $30 million government contract


  • A publicly-held company in establishing its overseas operations in China and Mexico
  • A vertical acquisition by a manufacturer of one of its suppliers in China
  • A distributor of technologically enhanced granite and marble in the acquisition of the product’s Italian based manufacturer and patent holder
  • A purchaser of an offshore trust administration company with branches in the Bahamas, Geneva, Channel Islands and Canada
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA. J.D., 1986; Managing Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1985-86

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, A.B., cum laude, with Highest Distinction in History

Professional AssociationsAmerican Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Washington, D.C. Bar Association
Awards/Honors2014 Crain’s Power 150 List

Martindale Hubbell AV rated

Ohio Super Lawyer 2007, 2010-2015
Community InvolvementImmediate Past Chairman, Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation

Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland (former Chairman)

Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Chairman of Risk Management Committee, Bellefaire JCB

Trustee, Myers Foundation

Board of Directors, Wingspan Care Group

Chairman, The Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority

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