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Jason R. Schendel

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  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2002, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.S.B., University of Minnesota, 1996, Evans Scholar, Dean's List
  • California
Thought Leadership


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

Areas of Practice

Mr. Schendel's practice focuses on advising public and private companies in mergers & acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, SEC reporting, and general corporate matters.  Mr. Schendel also has extensive experience working with private equity funds in connection with fund formation, general fund operating matters, and buy-side M&A.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Schendel had been General Counsel of Entelos, Inc., a privately held life sciences company.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Schendel had practiced in the Silicon Valley offices of international law firms including Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Shearman & Sterling, and Heller Ehrman / Venture Law Group.


Recent Selected Transactions

  • LKQ European Holdings B.V., a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), €1 billion high-yield debt offering (April 2018)
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center $125 million bond offering (April 2018)
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, as representative of the underwriters, in connection with the initial public offering of OP Bancorp (NASDAQ: OPBK) (March 2018)
  • Privately held media company in a proposed $300 million high yield debt offering (January 2018)
  • Raymond James, as representative of the underwriters, in connection with the public offering of common stock of FS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSBW) (September 2017)
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) proposed $500 million high-yield debt offering (June 2017)
  • LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) $300 million convertible senior notes offering (May 2017)
  • The Gymboree Corporation $127.5 million sale of its Play & Music business to Zeavion (July 2016)
  • LKQ Italia Bondco S.p.A., a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), €500 million high-yield debt offering (April 2016)
  • Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) $413 million acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) (November 2015)
  • LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) $112 million secondary public offering (November 2015)
  • First Foundation (NASDAQ: FFWM) $138 million initial public offering (August 2015)
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center $50 million bond offering (March 2015)
  • Dialogic Inc. (OTCB: DLGC) sale to NOVACAP (November 2014)
  • dick clark productions joint venture with the Miss America Organization (September 2014)
  • Sport Chalet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPCH) sale to Vestis Retail Group LLC (July 2014)
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) $625 million high-yield debt offering (May 2014)
  • Solid Concepts $295 million sale to Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) (March 2014)
  • RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT) tender offer for its $200 million outstanding high-yield bonds (March 2014)
  • LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) $600 million high-yield debt offering (May 2013)
  • Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) $500 million high-yield debt offering (April 2013)

Thought Leadership


  • Author of chapter VI. (California) in Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Practice Series "Doing Business in States Other Than the State of Incorporation (Alabama Through Michigan)", 84 C.P.S. (BNA), 2018.
  • Author of a chapter in, "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
  • JOBS Act Eases IPOs, The Recorder, February 7, 2013
  • SEC Leader Signals Revised Rules, The Recorder, May 19, 2011

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