Jonathan Schorr

Jonathan has never acted in any movies, TV series, or frankly performed in any school shows – other than as a trumpeter in My Fair Lady, Pirates of Penzance and Bye Bye Birdie in high school and junior high. He has also done a little swing, salsa and the hustle for fun and has some production credits for the Public’s County of Kings and the Cannes award winning film, The Way I Spent the End of the World.

However, he is of counsel to a few boutique law firms has over twenty-five years finance and tax experience. He focuses his tax practice on (i) cross-border transactions, including mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, (ii) private equity, hedge funds and funds investing in less typical asset classes, ranging from renewable energy to luxury assets, (iii) venture capital and startup companies, and (iv) new financial products and capital markets. His work with family offices includes advising foundations on structuring socially responsible investments as well as generation wealth transfer strategies.

Previously Mr. Schorr was responsible for tax and related structuring at the hedge fund Seneca Capital and was a senior member of the structured finance teams at HSBC Securities and Bear Stearns. Mr. Schorr began his legal career in the tax departments of two major international law firms, Coudert Brothers and LeBouef, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.    Mr. Schorr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, cum laude, a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and a Master of Laws degree in tax from NYU Law School.  Mr. Schorr serves on the boards of Words Without Borders and Opening Act and is active with various art organizations and Lincoln Center.

Why Opening Act?

“I have been on the board of Opening Act for a long time.  He was very impressed by both the founder, Julia Kamin, and the current Executive Director, Suzy Myers Jackson, who have done phenomenal jobs in creating and building this organization. It is amazing how the organization has evolved and the wonderful things it does for NYC high school students.  I’m honored to be associated with Suzy, her colleagues and all the other remarkable people who make it happen.”