San Diego – May 13, 2015 – Cooley advised Doug Manchester, owner of the U-T San Diego on its $85 million sale to and combination with the Los Angeles Times, which is owned by Tribune Publishing. According to the U-T, "the sale will combine two of Southern California's oldest and most recognizable media companies."
The U-T is San Diego's leading media company and its most comprehensive source of news, entertainment and information. Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. Tribune owns nine other daily newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun.
The team advising Mr. Manchester included real estate partner Michael Levinson and associate Colleen Burns. Support for the transaction was provided by partner Francis Fryscak (antitrust); partner Thomas Welk (compensation and benefits); partner Dennis Childs (employment and labor); special counsel Randy Sabett (privacy and data protection); special counsel Charles Haley (technology transactions); associate Todd Gluth (tax); associate John Paul Oleksiuk (trademark, copyright & advertising); and associate Summer Wynn (litigation).
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