Michael Basile

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I work on high-stakes transactions, particularly those involving communications and media companies.

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CallTower Receives Investment From BV Investment Partners

November 16, 2023

Cooley advised CallTower, an international leader in delivering cloud-based, enterprise-class communications, contact center and collaboration solutions, on its investment from BV Investment Partners.

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Meredith Agrees to Sell National Media Group to IAC’s Dotdash

October 14, 2021

Cooley advised Meredith Corporation, a multiplatform media and marketing company, on its agreement to sell its National Media Group to IAC’s Dotdash. Partners Kevin Mills and Aaron Binstock led the Cooley team advising Meredith.

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Partner, Washington, DC
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Special Counsel, Brussels
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Associate, Washington, DC
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Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
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Special Counsel, Reston
David Safren
Associate, New York
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Partner, Washington, DC
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Associate, Chicago
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Associate, Washington, DC
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Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion

July 23, 2021

Cooley advised Zoom Video Communications on its agreement to acquire Five9, a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $14.7 billion. Jamie Leigh, Ben Beerle, Anne Lieberman and Jon Avina led the Cooley team advising Zoom on the transaction.

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Partner, San Francisco
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Mobilitie Agrees to Sell to BAI Communications

June 29, 2021

Cooley advised Shamrock Capital Advisors in connection with its agreement to sell Mobilitie, the largest privately held telecommunications infrastructure company in the US, to BAI Communications, a global communications infrastructure provider. Partner Ray LaSoya led the team advising Shamrock Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based investment firm operating exclusively in the media, entertainment and communications sector. 

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Meredith Agrees to Sell TV Broadcast Group to Gray Television for $2.8 Billion

May 10, 2021

Cooley advised Meredith Corporation on its agreement to sell its local media group, which consists of 17 television stations reaching 11% of US households and 30 million viewers, to Gray Television for $2.8 billion. Partners Kevin Mills, Aaron Binstock and Michael Basile led the Cooley team advising Meredith on the deal.

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Rankings & accolades

Chambers USA: Media & Entertainment: Regulatory – District of Columbia (2021 – 2023)

BTI Consulting Group - Client Service All-Star

Legal 500 US: Leading Lawyer in Media, technology and telecoms – Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory / transactional

The Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers: Top Communications Lawyer

Memberships & affiliations

Federal Communications Bar Association

USO of Metropolitan Washington - Baltimore, Board of Directors