Jason Schendel is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.

Areas of Practice

Jason's practice focuses on advising public and private companies in mergers & acquisitions, securities offerings (IPOs, SPAC IPOs, debt offerings, and the like), corporate governance, SEC reporting, and general corporate matters.  Jason also has extensive experience working with private equity funds in connection with fund formation, general fund operating matters, and buy-side M&A for public companies and private sponsors.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Jason had been General Counsel of Entelos, Inc., a privately held life sciences company.  Earlier in his career, Jason had practiced in the Silicon Valley offices of several major international law firms.



Recent Selected Transactions

  • Issuer in connection with proposed $400 million SPAC initial public offering – expected to be filed confidentially with SEC in the second quarter of 2021
  • Alpha Media in connection with $115 million debtor-in-possession financing provided by Brigade Capital and ICG
  • Issuer in connection with proposed $300 million SPAC initial public offering – filed confidentially with SEC February 2021
  • National Securities Corporation as placement agent in connection with private placement by Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, Inc.
  • Tribe Capital Growth Corp. I (NASDAQ: ATVCU) in its $276 million SPAC initial public offering
  • Pay It Forward VC in connection with formation of the fund and numerous investments
  • LKQ European Holdings B.V., a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), €1 billion high-yield debt offering
  • Intuitive Ventures in connection with numerous venture capital investments, including its Series A investment in KelaHealth, Inc.
  • Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VAR) in connection with its acquisition of CyberHeart
  • River Islands Development in connection with multiple Rule 144A bond offerings
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) public offering of $475 million of senior debt securities
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center $125 million and $50 million bond offerings
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, as representative of the underwriters, in connection with the initial public offering of OP Bancorp (NASDAQ: OPBK)
  • Privately held media company in a proposed $300 million high yield debt offering
  • Raymond James, as representative of the underwriters, in connection with the public offering of common stock of FS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSBW)
  • LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) $300 million convertible senior notes offering
  • The Gymboree Corporation $127.5 million sale of its Play & Music business to Zeavion
  • LKQ Italia Bondco S.p.A., a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), €500 million high-yield debt offering
  • Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) $413 million acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM)
  • LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) $112 million secondary public offering
  • First Foundation (NASDAQ: FFWM) $138 million initial public offering
  • Dialogic Inc. (OTCB: DLGC) sale to NOVACAP
  • dick clark productions joint venture with the Miss America Organization
  • Sport Chalet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPCH) sale to Vestis Retail Group LLC
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) $625 million high-yield debt offering
  • Solid Concepts $295 million sale to Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS)
  • RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT) tender offer for its $200 million outstanding high-yield bonds
  • LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) $600 million high-yield debt offering
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) $500 million high-yield debt offering



  • "Chapter VI. (California)" Doing Business in States Other Than the State of Incorporation (Alabama Through Michigan)
    84 C.P.S. (BNA), Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Practice Series, 2018
  • "Compliance and Oversight Issues: Unregistered Broker-Dealers and Finders," Understanding Legal Trends in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Market: Leading Lawyers on Navigating the Current Economy, Managing Risks, and Understanding Changing SEC Regulations (Inside the Minds)
    Aspatore, 2014
  • The Recorder, 02.07.2013
  • The Recorder, 05.19.2011

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

  • Law360, 07.01.2016
  • Daily Journal, 11.17.2015
  • Sheppard Mullin Represents Diodes in Its $400 Million Acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor
    Corporate Counsel, 09.04.2015
  • Law360, 09.03.2015
  • Sheppard Mullin, Manatt Advise in $120 Million Public Offering
    Daily Journal, 08.11.2015
  • First Foundation, Advised by Sheppard Mullin Attorneys, Announces Pricing and Upsizing of Common Stock Offering
    Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 08.07.2015
  • Sheppard Mullin Helps Medical Center With Bond Offering
    Daily Journal, 03.24.2015
  • Novacap to Acquire Dialogic
    The Deal Pipeline, 10.13.2014
  • Sheppard Mullin Advises Sporting Goods Retailer in Private Equity Sale
    Daily Journal, 07.08.2014
  • Sheppard Mullin Represents Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
    San Diego Business Journal, 05.26.2014
  • Sheppard Mullin Advises Kratos In $625 Million Note Offering
    Daily Journal, 05.13.2014
  • Law360, 04.02.2014
  • Sheppard Mullin Advises RadNet In Tender Offer
    Daily Journal, 03.11.2014


J.D., Columbia Law School, 2002, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

B.S.B., University of Minnesota, 1996, Evans Scholar, Dean's List


  • California


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