Cody Lipton is an associate in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Mr. Lipton participates in the representation of public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Previously, as a member of Weil’s Real Estate practice, he participated in the representation of public and private companies in connection with their global and domestic acquisitions and divestitures of real property.
Mr. Lipton has been part of the teams advising:
- Atos S.E. in its $3.57 billion acquisition of Syntel, Inc.
- General Electric Company in its $3.4 billion sale of GE Water to SUEZ; its $2.6 billion sale of GE Industrial Solutions to ABB; and in its divestiture of strategic real property abroad
- Discovery, Inc. in its joint venture with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand led by Chip and Joanna Gaines
- Eli Lilly and Company in its strategic review of Elanco, its animal health division, concluding with the initial public offering of a minority stake in Elanco and in its $7.9 billion exchange of its approximately 82% remaining interest in Elanco for Lilly common shares held by its shareholders
- Milstein Properties in its $180 million sale of 250 Water Street to Howard Hughes Corporation
- Woodspring Hotels Holdings LLC (a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg) in its $231 million sale of WoodSpring Hotels Franchise Services LLC to Choice Hotels International, Inc. and in its sale of more than 100 company-owned hotel properties to funds affiliated with Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners II
Mr. Lipton received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he also received a Wharton Certificate of Management jointly from The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from New York University.