Shane Nix, a partner in the Firm’s Tax Department and the Entertainment Transactions Practice, 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. His practice primarily focuses on media and entertainment clients, including advising actors, actresses, musicians, producers, directors, and financers on a wide range of individual, corporate, and partnership tax issues specific to the entertainment industry. A trusted advisor to the entertainment industry, Shane was named among Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers in 2022. He also has significant experience advising executives in connection with equity compensation matters.
Shane's prior experience as the Vice Chair of the Entertainment Tax Group at an Am Law 100 law firm and practicing law at a global law firm in Silicon Valley provides his clients with a bridge between entertainment and technology as the two industries converge. He also brings experience from a global accounting firm where he structured domestic and cross-border M&A transactions for public companies and private equity firms.
Shane often acts as general outside tax counsel to business management firms and entertainment law firms.