Mr. Schonholz specializes in tax and executive compensation law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt investments, public securities offerings, joint ventures and investment fund formation.
He has substantial experience advising and representing founders, C-suite executives, management teams and portfolio managers in compensation and employment arrangements relating to public and private companies and private equity and hedge funds.
He regularly counsels public and private companies, investment fund sponsors, and boards of directors in the tax structuring and documentation of mergers, equity and asset acquisitions and dispositions, private equity, real estate, direct lending and hedge fund formations, joint ventures and operating partnerships, and transactions involving S corporations, partnerships, LLCs and disregarded entities.
Mr. Schonholz was previously a tax associate at a leading international law firm. He also previously held positions as a transaction tax consultant at a “Big-4” accounting firm and a litigator at a boutique law firm.
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 has been an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles.