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Douglas Schaaf

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Tax Department

Position

Douglas Schaaf is the chair of the Tax Department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Orange County office. He provides tax and business advice relating to complex business transactions and issuance of financial instruments. Much of his practice involves providing tax advice in cross-border transactions; acquisitions and recapitalizations of corporations; partnership formation and restructuring matters; tax advice concerning the acquisition and disposition of real estate; tax controversy matters at both the state and federal level; and tax aspects of executive compensation arrangements. He has more than 25 years of experience in a broad range of tax matters.

Career

Skadden Arps (1984-1989); Paul Hastings (1989 to present); Former Chair, Tax Section, Orange County Bar Association; Former Chair, Corporate Tax Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association. Director, Alzheimer's Family Services Center of Orange County.

Member

Tax Section, American Bar Association

Education

St. Norbert College, BBA (1978) University of Notre Dame Law School (1981)


United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Paul Hastings LLP’s international tax group is an invaluable component of the firm's corporate transactional practice. The team recently advised Aviation Investors International on the tax aspects of the sale of a portfolio of domestic and offshore aircraft management capabilities to Global Atlantic Finance for $300m. Elsewhere, Joseph Opich assisted Elanco with complex tax matters related to its agreement to purchase a biopharmaceutical asset portfolio as well as a manufacturing and R&D site from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica for $900m. David Makso is also notable and specializes in cross-border, capital markets and leveraged finance deals. Aforementioned lawyers are New York based. Also noted are Douglas Schaaf in Orange County, Ziemowit Smulkowski  in Chicago and Thomas Wisialowski in Palo Alto.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

From its multiple offices across the nation, Paul Hastings LLP handles tax issues in relation to real estate, M&A, financing transactions including capital markets deals, and private equity matters. In Houston, Greg Nelson is advising Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp on its acquisition of Royal Resources structured as an UP-C transaction, while Los Angeles partner Michael Haun assisted Haim Saban with the structuring of the sale of the Power Rangers brand to Hasbro for $522m. Based in Orange County, Douglas Schaaf advises on the issuance of financial instruments, and has expertise in the private equity space, and Thomas Wisialowski in Palo Alto is a key figure for the structuring of venture capital and real estate transactions. Other recommended partners include Ziemowit Smulkowski in Chicago, and New York-based Joseph Opich and David Makso, the latter of whom made partner in February 2018. Active clients include Silver 8 Partners, Lexington Realty Trust and APG.

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