Michael Greaney is of counsel at Munger, Tolles & Olson.

His practice encompasses a wide range of business transactions and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, the formation of joint ventures and partnerships, public and private securities offerings, private equity investments, venture capital financings, Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act compliance, and corporate governance.

Mr. Greaney represents clients across industries that include manufacturing, media and entertainment, technology, energy, gaming, private equity, financial services, real estate, and food processing.

Mr. Greaney received his undergraduate degree in political science with a specialization in international relations, summa cum laude, from UCLA, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Greaney earned his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was a co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic and an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Helen Gillmor of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.


Representative matters include representations of:

  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in a variety of transactions, including its $10 billion investment in Occidental Petroleum and its $445 million credit facility to Media General.
  • View, Inc. in connection with a $1.1 billion investment by the SoftBank Vision Fund.
  • Southern California Edison in the formation of the Clean Fuel Reward Program, which will be California’s new statewide electric vehicle point of purchase incentive program initiated and led by the state’s electric utilities.
  • Daily Journal Corporation and its subsidiary, Journal Technologies, Inc., in a variety of securities law, software licensing and corporate governance matters.
  • Emerging-growth technology companies in both early- and late-stage venture capital financings.
  • MGM Resorts International in its acquisition of its joint venture partner’s interest in Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
  • A Japanese conglomerate in the creation, financing and operation of an international joint venture in the wind power generation industry.
  • The Yucaipa Companies, an investment fund controlled by Ron Burkle, in a variety of acquisitions, strategic investments, financings and partnerships.
  • Phillip Ruffin in his $775 million purchase of the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino from MGM Mirage.
  • A private investment firm in a number of joint ventures and investments, including the formation of a partnership to effect the $300 million (CAD) acquisition of a distressed luxury hotel and condominium property in Canada.
  • Fortress Investment Group in its investment in Spirit Music Publishing.
  • A group of private investors in their acquisition and subsequent sale of the BNP Paribas Open professional tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, as well as in their related partnership formation.
  • A financial services company in its $425 million acquisition of an insurance company.