Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2008
  • J.D., cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, 2006
    Staff Writer for Case Notes and Comments, DePaul-LCA Journal of Art and Entertainment Law
  • B.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 2002
    University Honors


  • American Bar Association

    Beverly Hills Bar Association

    Motion Picture TV and Tax Institute
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Shane P. Nix


Shane Nix 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. Mr. Nix has a broad range of experience in corporate, international and partnership taxation. At Venable, Mr. Nix 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. Mr. Nix also has significant experience advising executives in connection with equity compensation matters.

Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Nix was an associate tax attorney at a global American Lawyer 100 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.

Mr. Nix 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. Mr. Nix also worked at Deloitte Tax LLP in Chicago as a tax consultant focusing on R&D tax credit substantiation.

In addition to scholarly publications, Mr. Nix has contributed to publications in the Journal of Taxation covering bad debt deductions and worthless stock losses.


Mr. Nix currently serves on the Executive Committee for the USC Tax Institute as Chairman of the Individual Taxation Subcommittee, and on the Planning Committee for the CalCPA Entertainment Industry Conference. He is also a member of the Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute and frequently speaks on matters pertaining to the entertainment and media industries. His recent work includes a chapter on Structuring and Taxation in the Entertainment Industry in the forthcoming 4th edition of Entertainment Law and Business (Juris Publishing).

Mr. Nix previously served on the Executive Committee for the Beverly Hills Bar Association as the Chair of the Entertainment-Tax Subcommittee.