Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP announced on Dec. 10, 2018 that Matthew S. Schonholz has joined the firm’s corporate group as a tax practitioner. Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Schonholz will focus his practice on counseling public and private companies and investment funds in the structuring and documentation of public and private mergers, equity and asset acquisitions and dispositions, and transactions involving S corporations, partnerships and disregarded entities.
“Matthew brings significant experience in structuring complex, multi-billion-dollar deals that will be a tremendous asset to our clients,” Munger, Tolles & Olson senior tax partner David B. Goldman said. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our firm.”
Mr. Schonholz comes to 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 also is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Mr. Schonholz previously held positions in the Transaction Tax Group at Ernst & Young LLP and the litigation group at Irell & Manella LLP.
“Munger, Tolles & Olson is widely recognized for its work on innovative and groundbreaking corporate deals,” Mr. Schonholz said. “I look forward to joining its team of highly talented lawyers and helping to guide clients through their most important business issues and significant transactions.”
Mr. Schonholz joins the firm’s renowned tax practice, which advises clients ranging from corporations and private equity funds to company founders and high-net-worth individuals on a broad range of transactions and structuring matters.
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.
Mr. Schonholz received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he graduated Order of the Coif. He also holds an LL.M. in taxation from Loyola Law School Los Angeles, where he graduated with high distinction. He obtained a B.A. in economics and political science, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.