Chicago, Illinois 60603
JOHN SCHAFF is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office who focuses on federal income tax matters. Mr. Schaff represents domestic and foreign entities involved in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, spin-offs and other divisive transactions.
Mr. Schaff represented First Data Corporation, in connection with its $17 billion spin-off of The Western Union Company, its earlier acquisition of Concord EFS, Inc. and its acquisition by a private equity fund. Mr. Schaff recently served as lead outside U.S. tax counsel to Corn Products International, Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition of Akzo Nobel N.V.’s specialty starch business and to Sara Lee Corporation in connection with the sale of its North American bakery business to Grupo Bimbo SAB. Mr. Schaff also represented Exelon Corporation in connection with its acquisition of PSEG (terminated) and Discover Financial Services in connection with its spin-off from Morgan Stanley. Mr. Schaff also has advised a number of private equity fund clients in connection with acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings of their portfolio companies using a variety of transaction structures.
Mr. Schaff also regularly advises clients on a variety of matters relating to federal tax credits and similar tax incentives available to developers of, and investors in, wind, solar and other alternative energy projects and has significant experience advising clients in matters relating to the organization and operation of hedge funds and related deferred compensation arrangements.
Mr. Schaff has been recognized in the Tax section of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business published by Chambers USA, and is recommended in The Legal 500 U.S. 2013 and 2014 for Tax.
|Areas of Practice||1) Energy, 2) Private Equity and 3) Tax|
|Law School||Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000|
|Education||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, B.S., 1997|
|Bar Member / Association||Illinois State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Sidley Austin LLP|
Attorney - Personal Injury
Consumer Law Group, LLC is among Illinois' fastest growing law firms. We are currently seeking an IL licensed attorney experienced in civil litigation with an emphasis in Plaintiff Personal Injury re...
Attorney - Immigration
Consumer Law Group, LLC, one of Illinois biggest and busiest law firms, is currently seeking a licensed attorney experienced in Family Based Immigration Law for its high volume consumer service based ...
Paralegal The candidate will work closely with the Intellectual Property Team on matters relating to patent and trademark prosecution, copyright registrations, domain name registration, litigation an...
|+ View more jobs|
Alan Singer is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Securities Practice. Mr. Singer advises companies with regard to a diverse range of corporate and securities matters.
Andrew Hamilton is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Hamilton practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities law, and general corporate counseling.