Michael Levinson

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Gopuff Agrees to Acquire BevMo

November 10, 2020

Cooley advised Gopuff, the go-to platform for consumers’ everyday needs, on its agreement to acquire alcoholic beverage specialty retailer BevMo for $350 million. Cooley partners Tom Hopkins, Kevin Cooper and Matt Hallinan led the team advising Gopuff on the transaction, which is expected to close in the next month.

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Kevin Cooper
Partner, New York
C. Thomas Hopkins
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Matt Hallinan
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Michael Levinson
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Michelle Garcia Schulman
Partner, Reston
Peter Crain
Special Counsel, Reston
Alanna B Zuchelli
Associate, Reston
Adrienne Beaudoin Deshmukh
Associate, Reston
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Michael Tollini
Partner, Washington, DC
Isabelle Mackesey
Associate, Washington, DC
Kevin Rivers
Associate, Palo Alto
Bram G. Couvreur
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Steven A. Zuckerman
Associate, New York
Charles Haley
Partner, Palo Alto
Randall R. Lee
Of Counsel, Los Angeles Downtown
Anthony Hajj
Associate, New York
Luke Cadigan
Partner in Charge – Boston, Boston
Garth Angelo Osterman
Partner, San Francisco
Austin Holt
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC

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Manchester Financial Closes $425 Million Refinance of Fairmont Austin Hotel

October 23, 2019

Cooley advised Manchester Financial Group on the closing of a $425 million credit facility for the refinance of its Fairmont Austin Hotel.

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Michael Levinson
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Rachel Boyce
Associate, San Francisco
Steve Strauss
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Mischi a Marca
Partner, San Francisco
Patrick Flanagan
Partner, New York

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SoftBank Vision Fund to Invest $450 Million in Compass

December 6, 2017

Cooley advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its agreement to invest $450 million in Compass, making it the largest real estate tech investment in US history. Partner Matthew Bartus led the Cooley team advising the fund.

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Matthew Bartus
Partner, San Francisco
Michael Levinson
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Lauren Creel
Partner, Palo Alto
Emily Iannarelli
Associate, Palo Alto
Allison Pang
Associate, Palo Alto
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Bryan Berman
Special Counsel, Colorado
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Rebecca Ross
Special Counsel, Washington, DC

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ZELTIQ Aesthetics to Sell to Allergan for $2.5 Billion

February 14, 2017

Cooley is advising ZELTIQ Aesthetics (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) on its approximately $2.5 billion all cash sale to Allergan (NYSE: AGN), a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

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Barbara Borden
Partner, San Diego
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Matthew D. Silverman
Special Counsel, San Diego
Alla Kagan
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Mark Lambert
Partner, Palo Alto
Geoffrey Spolyar
Partner, Boston
Michael Levinson
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Kevin King
Partner, Washington, DC
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC

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Tribune Publishing Buys U-T 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.

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Michael Levinson
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Thomas Welk
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Summer Wynn
Partner, San Diego
Colleen Badgley
Partner, Seattle
Randy Sabett
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Charles Haley
Partner, Palo Alto

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Rankings & accolades

Super Lawyers Magazine: Real Estate (2010-2019)

Southern California Magazine: Real Estate

Legal 500: Real Estate

Michael’s superb counseling has proved invaluable across the board for our funds’ legal matters, from acquisitions to dispositions and leasing to joint ventures. His counsel is a must in all of our deals.

– Ross Walker, Managing Partner of Hawkins Way Capital

Michael serves as our trusted counsel in all bet-the-company matters from real estate to acquisitions and beyond. He essentially serves as our general counsel.

– Dick Gibbons, President & CEO, Manchester Financial Group and Papa Doug Manchester, Chairman Emeritus, Manchester Financial Group