Mr Shane Tucker > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Dallas, > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
DALLAS, TX 75201-2975

Work Department

Executive Compensation & Benefits




Shane advises employers, executives and management teams on the tax and securities law implications of compensatory arrangements for a range of clients, with a special emphasis on private equity sponsored work and the complex tax issues associated with golden parachute payments and transfers of property for services. He also guides boards of directors and compensation committees on executive compensation matters, and assists public and private partnerships, corporations and REITs in designing, drafting and implementing severance and retention plans and equity-based compensation arrangements.

Working closely with the firm’s corporate practice group, Shane advises clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, initial public offerings, and De-SPAC transactions, including target company management teams, on their post-transaction compensatory and benefits packages. From a corporate governance standpoint, he counsels clients with respect to proxy statement disclosure, shareholder approval issues involving equity compensation arrangements, and other compensation-related matters.

Shane also advises clients on the design and administration of retirement plans, welfare plans, and payroll practices.

Shane is recognized by Chambers USA 2022, where one client notes that “Shane provides practical advice in an efficient manner. He’s knowledgeable of the law while also cognizant of the practical realities of running a business.”


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1999 (Notre Dame Law Review)
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln), B.S., 1995

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Vinson & Elkins LLP works closely with its corporate teams to address all executive compensation and benefits issues arising in M&A, SPAC transactions and IPOs. The department shows strength in the energy and oil and gas sectors, advising key clients such as Talos Energy Inc. and MN8 Energy LLC. Practice head David D’Alessandro operates out of both the Dallas and Houston offices, advising companies on the implementation of executive contracts on tax and securities issues. Shane Tucker and Dario Mendoza are based in Dallas, with the former handling private equity sponsored work, while the latter focuses on assisting REITs and boards of directors on compensation and benefits matters. Patricia Adams and Joo Hyun Lee have both joined the firm in New York from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, bringing vast expertise on compensation-related aspects of corporate transactions.