Partner, Tax group
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Ryan's practice focuses on the tax aspects of domestic and international business transactions, primarily within the energy sector. He has extensive experience with the taxation of publicly traded partnerships, master limited partnerships (MLPs), private equity transactions and structures, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and capital markets transactions.
Over the last ten years, Ryan has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 45 MLP initial public offerings and more than 140 follow-on offerings, as well as multiple mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions. He has particular experience in advising MLPs and prospective MLPs in connection with qualifying income matters and seeking private letter rulings and other guidance from the Internal Revenue Service.