Paul Hastings LLP

Douglas A Schaaf

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Douglas Schaaf is a partner and former Chair of the Global Tax Practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Orange County office. He provides tax and business advice relating to complex business transactions and issuance of financial instruments.

Much of his practice involves providing tax advice in cross-border transactions; acquisitions and recapitalizations of corporations; partnership formation and restructuring matters; tax advice concerning the acquisition and disposition of real estate; tax controversy matters at both the state and federal level; and tax aspects of executive compensation arrangements. He has more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of tax matters.


Paul Hastings: 1989 to Present.

Professional Memberships

Former Chair of the Tax Section of the Orange County Bar Association; Former Chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


Tax Issues for Troubled Companies, 62 Major Tax Planning 1 (2010); Contingent Consideration and Contingent Liabilities in Taxable Asset Acquisitions, 67 NYU Institute on Federal Taxation 2 (2009).


Member, Board of Directors, Alzheimer's Family Services Center.