Shane Nix, vice chair of Venable’s Entertainment Tax Group, counsels companies and individuals on various business transactions, with an emphasis on transactional tax matters relating to the acquisition, disposition, and restructuring of businesses, corporations, and partnerships. Shane has a broad range of experience in corporate, international, and partnership taxation. He advises clients in many different industries, including technology, real estate, hospitality, media, and entertainment, with significant experience advising actors, actresses, musicians, producers, directors, and financers on a wide range of individual, corporate, and partnership tax issues specific to the entertainment industry. Shane also has significant experience advising executives in connection with equity compensation matters.
Prior to joining Venable, Shane was an associate tax attorney at a global firm in Silicon Valley, where he represented both sell-side and buy-side clients in M&A transactions and advised technology and media companies with respect to choice of entity formation and various tax matters.
Shane started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City, where he advised public and private companies and private-equity firms on international and domestic aspects of restructurings, divestures, and various stages of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, structuring, and post-merger integration. Shane also worked at Deloitte Tax LLP in Chicago as a tax consultant, focusing on R&D tax credit substantiation.