Jonathan Zhu has a general federal income tax practice, and advises on mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, capital markets, and investment fund matters.
Prior to the practice of law, Jonathan was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. He was a theoretical physicist before law school, and has an h-index of 18 for his research.EDUCATION:
- J.D., Yale Law School, 1998
Editor, The Yale Law Journal
- Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
- B.S., Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1987
- Member, State Bar of California
- Named among California's top tax attorneys in the 2011-2019 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and noted for his ability "to discuss any matter with ease"
- "PFIC Issues for Non-U.S. Real Property Operating Companies," 149 Tax Notes 111, October 2015
- "U.S. Tax Issues in Establishing an Off-Shore Start-Up," 144 Tax Notes 1571, September 2014
- "Basis Disappearance in All-Cash D Reorganizations," 126 Tax Notes 950, February 2010
- "U.S.-Source Interest Income From a Lending Business," 125 Tax Notes 785, November 2009
- "Cross-Border Tax Issues Involving Single-Owner Grantor Trusts," 122 Tax Notes 1247, March 2009
- "Partnership-Related Withholding Rules for Interest Payments," 109 Tax Notes 820, November 2005
- "Tax Deeming Rules: A Method to the Madness," 105 Tax Notes 1425, December 2004
- State Bar of California