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John R. Bonn

Of Counsel
Los Angeles
F: +1.213.443.2790


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1976
  • Graduate Program, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1972
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court
Thought Leadership


John R. Bonn is Of Counsel in the Corporate Tax Group of the Tax, Employee Benefits and Estate Planning Practice Group. John is based in his office in Massachusetts and is affiliated with the Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices of the firm.

Areas of Practice

John's areas of specialization include tax and business law relating to mergers and acquisitions, formation and operation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and executive compensation and employment agreements.


  • The Best Lawyers in America, every edition
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2014
  • Which Lawyer?, Tax, Practical Law Company, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Thought Leadership


  • Two-volume treatise entitled "Partnership Taxation," published in September 1987 by Callaghan & Co. (now West Group)

Finance & Bankruptcy Law Blog Posts

Corporate Securities Law Blog Posts

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts


Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent speaker for the American Bar Association, California State Bar, California Continuing Education of the Bar, and other professional organizations, including the Bureau of National Affairs, New York University School of Continuing Education, and the University of Southern California Institute on Major Tax Planning.
  • Served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law.



  • Member, Tax and Business Law Sections, American Bar Association
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association