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James M. Lynch

James M. Lynch

Winston & Strawn LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Jim Lynch is a tax partner in Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office. Mr. Lynch concentrates his practice in the corporate and tax areas. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

His representative clients include Allied Waste Corporation, Dynegy, Exelon Corporation, Sara Lee Corporation, Kellogg Company, SPX Corporation, and Waste Management.

Mr. Lynch is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and was an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law from 1983- 1990. Mr. Lynch served on the board of directors of Music of the Baroque, and is a member of the planning committee for the University of Chicago Tax Conference. He also is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. In addition, he is a member of Winston & Strawn’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Lynch was honored for tax law in the peer rankings-based 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, where he has appeared annually for more than 10 years. He is also listed in the 2008 Chambers USA directory.

Mr. Lynch received a B.S. in Business Administration from Xavier University in 1973, a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in 1976, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1980.

Mr. Lynch has published numerous articles on corporate tax issues, including “Back to the Code: A Reexamination of the Continuity Doctrines and Other Current Issues in Reorganizations” (December 1995), “Taxing Major Corporate Distributions (Not Involving Changes in Control)” (December 1993), and “War of the [Tax] Worlds:  Privilege Versus Transparency” (March 2004), in Taxes Magazine. He is a frequent speaker for the Practising Law Institute and for many Tax Executives Institute seminars.

James M. Lynch is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Due Diligence/Tax Agreements (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Due Diligence/Tax Agreements (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions, and Reorganizations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A Quick Guide to Common International Reorganizations Under Section 367 - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
The Tax Consequences of Certain Major Corporate Distributions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
The Tax Due Diligence Process and Negotiating and Drafting Tax Provisions in Acquisition Agreements - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Summaries by Code Section of Selected Subchapter C Revenue Rulings - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tax Free Spin-Offs Under Section 355 - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
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