Mr. Schockett’s practice spans several areas and industries, including corporate and partnership transactions, private equity funds and other investment management vehicles, and he
has advised clients on renewable energy deals and their related tax benefits.
Corporate and Partnership Transactions
Mr. Schockett advises public and private companies on the U.S. federal income tax aspects
of corporate mergers and acquisitions, partnership acquisitions and dispositions, as well as
troubled company restructurings (in or out of court). He also counsels clients with regard
to the taxation of debt and equity financings, initial public offerings, spin-offs and internal
Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Management Vehicles
Mr. Schockett advises on the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the formation and
operation of private equity funds, hedge funds and other private investment vehicles. He has
represented sponsors and investors with regard to the tax considerations of their investments
in, and ownership of, interests in such funds and related entities.
Renewable Energy and Related Tax Benefits
With several years of experience representing clients in renewable energy transactions,
including all forms of tax equity investments, Mr. Schockett regularly advises developers and
investors with respect to qualifying for U.S. federal tax credits and other benefits, including
under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Mr. Schockett is a frequent author and lecturer. He also is actively involved in the Washington,
D.C. office’s attorney development, mentorship and hiring programs.