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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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David Peck

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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David focuses his practice on the Federal income tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and recapitalizations, formation of domestic and offshore private equity investment partnerships, REITs, MLPs, and other pooled investment vehicles, workouts and bankruptcy restructurings, private equity transactions, public offerings, and other financings. David has advised on numerous public and private acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures for public and private companies and private equity and hedge funds.


  • Member: Tax Section, American Bar Association; Tax Section, State Bar of Texas; Tax Section, Dallas Bar Association


David graduated from The University of Texas, B.B.A. with Honors and M.P.A. with Highest Honors in 1995, and J.D. with Highest Honors in 1998 (Fraternities: Chancellors and Order of the Coif). Admitted to Texas Bar in 1998.

United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Vinson & Elkins LLP’s team specializes on taxation within the energy sector, advising upstream, midstream and downstream companies as well as energy-focused private equity funds. M&A, business reorganizations and joint ventures are particular areas of strength. Houston’s John Lynch assisted Canada-based diversified energy infrastructure business AltaGas with tax aspects of its agreement and merger plan to acquire public utility holding company WGL in a $6.4bn all-cash transaction. Dallas’ David Peck advised Saudi Arabia-based petroleum and gas company Aramco as one of ten member companies providing a $1bn pioneering investment in the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative to address climate change. Houston-based George Gerachis is another key contact.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Vinson & Elkins LLP handles capital markets and M&A taxation, as well as MLP and fund formation matters, especially in the energy, transport and real estate industries. Washington DC-based Gary Huffman represented Sunoco Logistics Partners in its merger with Energy Transfer Partners, whereby the former acquired the latter in a $20bn unit-for-unit transaction. Other highlights included John Lynch’s work on client AltaGas’s $6.4bn cash acquisition of WGL Holdings. David Peck in Dallas assisted Saudi Aramco with its investment in the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative. The current client roster further includes Royal Dutch Shell, Blackstone Energy Partners, Concho Resources and Hess Midstream Partners. George Gerachis leads the practice from the Houston office.

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