Press Release

Kirkland Represents Ares Management in its Investment in Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Kirkland & Ellis represented a fund affiliated with Ares Management Corporation in its investment Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, an innovative lifestyle brand centered around food and wine. The company has approximately 400,000 wine club members across its 36 restaurants and tasting rooms.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Jonathan Benloulou, Christopher Wu and Bianca Levin-Soler, and associates Van Whiting, Chris Kim and Kendall Jackson; debt finance partners David Nemecek and Katie Taylor and associate Christine Bae; technology & IP transactions partner Matthew Lovell and associate Adine Mitrani; environmental transactions partner Stefanie Gitler and associate Michael Saretsky; real estate partner Roberto Miceli and associate Mark Phillip; executive compensation partners Matthew Antinossi and Rohit Nafday, and associate Adria Crowe; employment & labor partner Michael Schulman and tax partner Anne Kim and associate Malhar Naik.