Paul Schockett advises public and private companies on a broad range of U.S. federal income tax matters, with particular focus on U.S. and cross-border transactions.


Mr. Schockett’s practice includes significant work involving the tax aspects of partnership acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture and investment fund formations, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and spin-offs. He also advises clients with regard to the taxation of debt and equity financings, initial public offerings, bankruptcy restructurings and internal reorganizations.

Mr. Schockett has worked on matters for Aflac Incorporated; Alcoa Inc.; ArcLight Capital Partners; Babcock & Brown Holdings Inc.; BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.; The Blackstone Group L.P.; Boise Inc.; Citigroup Inc.; Daimler AG; Deere & Company; Duke Energy Corporation; EMC Corporation; Ford Motor Company; General Mills, Inc.; Goldman Sachs; IBM Corporation; JLL Partners; Mars, Incorporated; Scripps Networks Interactive; State Street Bank & Trust; Textron Inc.; Veritas Capital; Visteon Corporation; WeWork Companies Inc.; and Yahoo! Inc.

Mr. Schockett frequently writes and lectures on tax-related topics, including partnership taxation, M&A transaction structuring, troubled company workouts and renewable energy tax benefits.



  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2006
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., Yale University, 2002


  • New York
  • District of Columbia