Jesse Creed is a corporate associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Creed’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including buy-side and sell-side representations in auctions, fundamental transactions involving public and private companies and nonprofits, and other forms of business transactions and investments. Mr. Creed has counseled business organizations, including private equity funds and nonprofits, on corporate governance and structure. He has also advised businesses in the digital ecosystem on intellectual property compliance issues and product architecture.
Mr. Creed is passionate about health and housing issues for our military veterans, education reform, and animal rights and strives to maintain a robust pro bono practice through the representation of nonprofits involved in these areas.
Mr. Creed is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (Mergers & Acquisitions and Nonprofit Subcommittees) and the Business and Corporations Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is on the committee involved in updating the ABA’s Model Stock Purchase Agreement. He is a member of the advisory board of the medieval studies department at Princeton University and is a member of the advisory board of Karma Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue organization.
Mr. Creed earned his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City, where he was recognized as a James Kent Scholar for outstanding academic achievement in all three years and served on the Columbia Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Judge Diana Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 2010 to 2011 and Judge William Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2011 to 2012.
- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in the company’s tax-free exchange of shares in Phillips 66 for ownership of Phillips Specialty Products, Inc. and its tax-free exchange of shares in The Procter & Gamble Company for ownership of Duracell.
- Beats Music LLC, a music subscription service, in the company’s $3 billion sale to Apple and in a financing transaction.
- BlackLine Systems, an enterprise financial software company, in the sale of a majority interest to Silver Lake Sumeru.
- Motion Picture and Television Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to providing services to members of the entertainment industry, in the sale of its healthcare business to UCLA Health.
- Museum of Contemporary Art on real property matters related to its Bunker Hill location
- Vets Advocacy, Inc., a nonprofit established as part of the historic settlement agreement reached with the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a new master plan for the 388-acre West Los Angeles VA campus, on formation and general corporate matters.