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Vinson & Elkins LLP

2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW, SUITE 500 WEST, WASHINGTON, DC 20037-1701, USA
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Gary Huffman

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Tax

Position

Gary's practice focuses on tax planning, with a particular emphasis on partnerships, financial products, and natural resources. For more than 25 years Gary has advised major multinationals, including some of the world’s largest banks and oil and gas exploration and production companies. He adds to V&E’s depth of experience in oil and gas taxation as well as in the structuring of, and raising capital for, master limited partnerships (MLPs). He also has led major corporate acquisitions, disposition and spin-off transactions, and has structured countless strategic alliances, both domestic and international.

Gary teaches Advanced Partnership Taxation in the Taxation LL.M. program at Georgetown University Law Center. A frequent lecturer on complex partnership taxation issues, he speaks regularly before the Practising Law Institute as well as the National Institute of Tax Professionals and the Tax Executives Institute. In addition, Gary co-authored the treatise, “Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners,” Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 4th ed., 2007.

Education

Gary earned a B.S. in Accountancy with High Honors in 1984 from the University of Illinois, and a J.D. (Order of the Coif) in 1998 from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1988 and to the DC Bar in 2005.


United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

The 'technically excellent' team at Vinson & Elkins LLP has a strong focus on the energy market, and advises foreign and domestic businesses on capital markets deals, M&A, reorganizations, and joint ventures. Washington DC-based Gary Huffman advised Canadian energy company Enbridge on its proposal to acquire certain equity securities owned by Spectra Energy Partners, valued at $11.4bn. Jason McIntosh in Houston and Natan Leyva in Washington DC advised Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd on the tax aspects of its $3.6bn acquisition of DigitalGlobe. Houston-based George Gerachis is a practice lead and another key contact. John Lynch in Houston and David Peck in Dallas are recommended.

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