John Lynch > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
SUITE 2500
HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States
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John Lynch focuses on federal income tax aspects of domestic and international transactions, primarily those involving energy and infrastructure.

For more than three decades, John has advised clients on company formations, complex mergers and acquisitions, capital investments, restructurings, spin-offs and asset and stock sales. His clients include private equity funds, publicly traded companies and large privately held companies. Though his work is highly technical, John prides himself on making complex material understandable for his clients.

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United States > Tax > International tax

Vinson & Elkins LLP advises clients in the energy, finance, technology, and real estate sectors on tax matters concerning cross-border M&A and public offerings, REITS, and SPACs. In Houston co-department head George Gerachis and recently promoted Dallas-based co-head David Peck both cover cross-border M&A and transfer pricing planning. Operating out of Houston, John Lynch specializes in federal tax aspects of international energy and infrastructure transactions, while in Washington DC Natan Leyva advises multinationals on US tax compliance. She works alongside Gary Huffman, a key resource for international tax planning and litigation. Ron Nardini joined from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in June 2021. He is noted for his work on tax aspects of international investment of venture capital and hedge funds.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Based across multiple offices on the East Coast and throughout Texas, Vinson & Elkins LLP is especially strong in the fields of renewable and conventional energy taxation, working with a number of public and private corporations, funds, and other institutional investors. Partnerships, SPACs, and REITs are also core workflows for the interdisciplinary team. Houston-based practice co-head George Gerachis is highly experienced in both transactional and contentious matters, while Dallas-based practice co-head David Peck is regularly sought out by private equity houses for his expertise in fund formations and investment partnerships. Also in Houston, Ryan Carney is a prolific advisor with respect to Master Limited Partnerships, while John Lynch ‘s energy and infrastructure-focused practice encompasses company formations, asset sales, and restructurings. In Washington DC, Chris Mangin and Gary Huffman are noted for their respective strengths in REITs and partnership tax planning.  The ‘incredibly bright and creativeRon Nardini, who joined in June 2021 from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP,  focuses on credit, health care, and entertainment sector matters, working from the firm’s New York office.