John Edward Lynch

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

John Edward Lynch

John Edward Lynch

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

John Edward Lynch
Biography
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 America® as one of its leading lawyers in 2003 and 2006 - 2011; and by Texas Monthly as a "Super Lawyer" in 2005 and 2006.

Representative Experience
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Represented Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in connection with the sale of propane operations, Heritage Operating, L.P. and Titan Energy Partners, L.P., to AmeriGas Partners, L.P for $2.9 billion
Represented TPG Capital, LP in connection with the US$979 million cash acquisition of Ashland Distribution, which distributes chemicals, plastics, and composite materials in North America, Europe
Representing Houston-based Continental Airlines in its agreed merger with UAL Corp's United Airlines, in a deal estimated to be worth more than $3 billion

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1986 (Order of the Coif)
Baylor University, B.B.A. in Accounting with honors, 1983
Admitted to practice: Texas, 1986; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Courts

Professional Recognition

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in tax law, 2011
The Best Lawyers in America® in tax law, 2003 and 2006 - 2011
"Texas Super Lawyer," Texas Monthly, 2005, 2006 - 2009

Activities and Affiliations

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

Publications and Presentations

“Pros and Cons of Using “Management Fee Waivers” in NY,” Law360, New York, November 2, 2012 (co-author)
Federal income tax topics, including recent presentations to the Tax Executives Institute, American Bar Association, State Bar Advanced Tax School, Houston Bar Association, and Dallas Bar Association

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John Edward Lynch
Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP
Education
J.D. with Honors, Order of the Coif
Class of 1986

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

B.B.A. in Accounting with Honors
Class of 1983

Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Memberships
Member, Tax Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Tax Section
Current

HBA Constitution, Article 1, Section 2: The object of the Association shall be to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Texas by educating both attorneys and citizens of their legal, civic and ethical responsibilities; to promote the administration of justice by educating the public about the qualifications of judicial candidates; by providing alternative, cost effective means for citizens to resolve their disputes, and by providing access to legal services for all; to improve the law; to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession by providing charitable and legal services to all; to promote professional ethics among its members through education; to improve community relations through charitable service and education; and to promote fellowship among its members.

Career History
Partner
Current

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Political Donations
$500
1999

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Parsley Energy, Inc. purchases Jagged Peak Energy, Inc. from Quantum Energy Partners LLC

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WPX Energy, Inc. purchases Felix Energy Holdings II LLC from EnCap Investments LP, EIG Global Energy Partners

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Shiseido Co., Ltd., Shiseido Americas Corp. purchase Drunk Elephant LLC from VMG Equity Partners LLC

Awards & Honors
2009
Texas Monthly Magazine - Texas Super Lawyer
2008
Texas Monthly Magazine - Texas Super Lawyer
2007
Texas Monthly Magazine - Texas Super Lawyer
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