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John Edward Lynch

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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.

John has earned recognition by multiple publications, including Chambers USA, where one reviewer said, “He is about as good a corporate tax guy as there is” (2019).


John was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986 and he has been with Vinson & Elkins his entire career.


John graduated from Baylor University with a B.B.A. in Accounting with honors, 1983 and The University of Texas School of Law with a J.D. with honors, 1986 (Order of the Coif).