Ryan Carney > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
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HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States
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Ryan Carney is a leading tax lawyer who advises partnerships (public and private), MLPs, and corporations on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, public offerings and other domestic and international transactions. Ryan is known for his practical approach and his ability to reduce the complexities of tax law into language any professional can understand.

Ryan is among the country’s best-known tax legal advisors to MLPs. In addition to representing numerous MLPs, he served as tax counsel to the Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA) during its lobbying efforts with respect to tax reform that resulted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Over the last decade, Ryan has represented issuers and underwriters in dozens of MLP initial public offerings and in more than 140 follow-on offerings, as well as multiple mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.

Lawyer Rankings

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.