His practice is focused on counseling public and private companies and investment funds in the tax structuring and documentation of public and private mergers, equity and asset acquisitions and dispositions, and transactions involving S corporations, partnerships, LLCs and disregarded entities. Mr. Schonholz also advises corporations, investment managers of hedge funds and private equity funds, and operating partnerships on structuring and tax issues of formation, choice of entity, and operating and joint-venture agreements. He represents companies, boards of directors and executives in connection with executive compensation and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Schonholz joined the firm from Sidley Austin LLP, where he represented companies on the tax aspects of various transactions and advised fund sponsors and investment advisers on the structuring, formation, funding and operation of various investment services and products. He previously held positions in the Transaction Tax Group at Ernst & Young LLP and the litigation group at Irell & Manella LLP.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Schonholz clerked for Judges Nora M. Manella and Dikran Tevrizian of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Schonholz is an adjunct professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles.