Steven R. Schneider | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Steven R. Schneider

Partner Corporate & Finance


Steven R. Schneider
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Steven is a nationally recognized tax lawyer who focuses his practice on transactional, controversy, and tax policy matters. He has significant tax experience in mergers & acquisitions, private equity and real estate funds, qualified opportunity zone funds, alternative energy, cross-border tax, partnerships, real estate, REITs, bioscience, international investors (including sovereigns), and S corporations.

He started his career as a lawyer in the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's national office and has had many years of national-level law firm and Big 4 accounting firm experience. Steven also previously chaired the ABA Partnership Tax Committee. He has been teaching a course on drafting partnership and LLC agreements at Georgetown University Law Center since 2005, is a regular speaker at national tax venues, and has published numerous articles.

Representative experience

Large global real estate funds, developers, and institutional investors on federal income tax matters relating to international and domestic real estate acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings.*

Frequent representation of sovereigns and other tax-sensitive investors on real estate and fund investments.*

Regularly represents private equity funds on tax structuring, diligence, and documentation.*

Significant representations of multi-national corporations on strategic acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures.*

Successful representation of clients on significant federal tax controversy matters, including IRS audits and appeals.*

Clients and trade associations on tax legislative matters, primarily relating to real estate and pass-through entity taxation.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • L.L.M. in Law, Georgetown University Law Center, with Distinction, 1998
  • J.D., Order of the Coif, Washington University School of Law, 1994
  • B.S., University of Missouri, summa cum laude, 1991
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • American Bar Association - Tax Section, Partnerships and LLCs (Former Chair)


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