John R. Bonn: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

John R. Bonn


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Tax
  • Nonprofit
  • Corporate Tax
  • Tribal and Indian Law
  • Digital Media
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Maritime
University Princeton University, A.B., 1972; Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Graduate Program
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, California; 2002, Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; U.S. Tax Court


•Member, Tax and Business Law Sections, American Bar Association
•Member, California State Bar Association
•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association


John R. Bonn is a partner in the Corporate Tax Group of the Tax, Employee Benefits and Estate Planning Practice Group. Mr. Bonn is based in his office in Massachusetts and is affiliated with the Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices of the firm.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Bonn's areas of specialization include tax and business law relating to mergers and acquisitions, formation and operation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and executive compensation and employment agreements.

•The Best Lawyers in America, every edition
•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2014
•Which Lawyer?, Tax, Practical Law Company, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Publications & News

•Selective Summary of Tax Reconciliation Bill as of May 11, 2006
May 11, 2006
•California LLC Fee Unconstitutional; Filing Protective Claim for Refund
April 11, 2006
•It's Time to Establish a Deferred Compensation Insurance Plan
August 16, 2005
•New Tax Benefits Available for Film and Television Producers in the United States
October 29, 2004

•Two-volume treatise entitled Partnership Taxation, published in September 1987 by Callaghan & Co. (now West Group)

Finance & Bankruptcy Law Blog Posts

• Tax Relief For Investment, Restructuring, Refinancing And Other Business Activity , February 13, 2009

Corporate Securities Law Blog Posts

• City of Los Angeles Tax Penalty Amnesty Program , May 27, 2009
• Dealing With Troubled Companies - Does Purchasing Assets Avoid Seller Liabilities? , January 8, 2009

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts

• Terrorism and Taxes - Proposed FAR Rule Imposes 2% Tax on Foreign Offers to Fund 9/11 Relief Fund, March 16, 2012

•Enfoque Latino - Fall 2008
December 1, 2008

Speaking Engagements
•Frequent speaker for the American Bar Association, California State Bar, California Continuing Education of the Bar, and other professional organizations, including the Bureau of National Affairs, New York University School of Continuing Education, and the University of Southern California Institute on Major Tax Planning.
•Served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law.

•Breakfast With Your Finance & Bankruptcy Lawyers
The Risks and Rewards of Financings in Europe
May 13, 2015


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John R. Bonn

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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