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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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John Lynch

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Over the last 20 years John has built a practice concentrating primarily on the federal income tax aspects of domestic and international transactions. This work includes advising clients on the formation of business ventures; mergers and acquisitions; capital restructurings; spin-offs; and asset and stock dispositions.

John has substantial experience representing energy clients in a broad range of transactions and tax planning matters. In addition, John represents numerous private equity funds in connection with capital formation and transaction planning. His practice also includes advising master limited partnerships (MLPs) on capital formation and acquisition activities. His extensive experience in tax law has earned John recognition by The Best Lawyers in AmericaÂź as one of its leading lawyers in 2003 and 2006 - 2011; and by Texas Monthly as a "Super Lawyer" in 2005 and 2006.


  • Member, Tax Section and Committee on Partnership Taxation, American Bar Association; Tax Section, Houston Bar Association


John graduated from Baylor University, B.B.A. in 1983, and The University of Texas, J.D. in 1986 (Fraternities: Order of the Coif and Beta Alpha Psi). Admitted to Texas Bar in 1986.

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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