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

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue, Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002
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 on the tax aspects of complex transactions for US and non-US businesses raising equity and debt capital, buying, selling, or reorganizing businesses, and entering into joint ventures. The firm has particular expertise in the areas of traditional and renewable energy, partnerships including MLPs, REITs, SPACs, and Up-C structures. The team is co-headed by Dallas-based David Peck and Houston-based Ryan Carney who both advise on the full spectrum of transactions including M&A, fund formations, and investments. In Washington DC, Gary Huffman advises major multinational corporations, including large banks and oil and gas exploration and production companies, on inbound and outbound cross-border transactions. In Dallas, Natan Leyva has significant experience handling the cross-border transaction and has extensive expertise on tax legislative developments. In Houston, Jason McIntosh and John Lynch   advise clients across industry sectors, including investment funds, public and private companies, governmental entities, and high-net-worth individuals whilst George Gerachis represents clients before the courts concerning IRS audit and appeals. In New York, Ron Nardini concentrates his practice on the formation, operation, and investments of private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds, with a particular focus on credit, health care, entertainment and cross-border investments. Allyson Seger, who sits in the Austin office, focuses her practice on the US federal income tax aspects of complex cross-border and domestic transactions.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Vinson & Elkins LLP’s transactional tax practice is particularly strong in the traditional energy sector, regularly advising up-, mid- and downstream companies, as well as drillers, service companies and energy-focused private equity funds. The team is also well known for handling MLP tax matters, REITS, and de-SPAC merger transactions. Texas-based Ryan Carney, regularly advising partnerships, MLPs, and corporations in relation to M&A, joint ventures, divestitures, and public offerings, leads the practice alongside David Peck in Dallas, who is well known for representing private equity clients. Ron Nardini in New York is active in the investment funds space. Lauren Collins in Los Angeles specializes in project finance-related tax matters, especially those concerning renewable energy and infrastructure assets. Washington DC’s Gary Huffman has extensive experience advising multinational corporations, including major oil and gas exploration and production companies. John Lynch in Houston focuses on federal income tax issues in the energy and infrastructure spaces, while Christopher Mangin in Richmond offers real estate expertise.