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, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. 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; Goldman Sachs; IBM Corporation; JLL Partners; Mars, Incorporated; Scripps Networks Interactive; State Street Bank & Trust; Textron Inc.; Visteon Corporation; and Yahoo! Inc.

Mr. Schockett frequently writes and lectures on tax-related topics, including partnership taxation, M&A transaction structuring, tax aspects of 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