Lawyer Profile
John Wynn
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law School - Vanderbilt University Law School
Bar Admission - 3/25/1970

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee


The focus of John Wynn's practice is business transactions and estate and business planning for individual and corporate clients.

As part of his corporate practice, John Wynn advises clients regarding merger and acquisition agreements, sale contracts, employment agreements, covenants not to compete, nondisclosure covenants, loan agreements, security agreements, leases, securities registration statements, private placement memorandums, stock-option plans, shareholder agreements, and deferred-compensation plans, including employee stock-ownership plans, 401(k) plans, and other retirement plans. John Wynn also advises clients regarding the formation and operation of limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, corporations, charitable trusts, foundations, and other business and nonprofit organizations.

As part of his estate and business planning practice, John Wynn structures tax-advantaged transfers of business interests to younger generation family members. A substantial portion of John Wynn's practice involves the preparation of trusts, wills, and other documentation necessary to implement selected estate plans. John Wynn also advises personal representatives, trustees, and other fiduciaries concerning the administration of estates and trusts, including matters related to federal and state estate tax liabilities.

Areas of Practice:
Federal Taxes
Mergers and Acquisitions
Employee Benefit and Retirement Plans
Business Organizations
Employment Law
Venture Capital
Business Reorganizations
Corporate and Business Law
Tax Controversies
Charitable Giving
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Business Planning
Business Succession
Estate and Gift Taxes
Federal Government Contracts
Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law

Alabama, 1970
U.S. Tax Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
All Alabama State Courts


American Bar Association
Business and Tax Sections
American Federal Tax Institute
    Member, Board of Trustees
Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


LL.M., Taxation, 1971, New York University, New York, NY
J.D., 1968, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
B.S., 1965, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Honors and Awards:

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 1999. Listed in the areas of corporate law and tax law.

Named an Alabama Super Lawyer by for 2010 and 2011.


Other Experience:
Director, Camber Corporation
Director, Dynetics, Inc.
Director, Compass Bank, Huntsville
Director, Big Springs, Inc. (Huntsville Coca-Cola)
Trustee, Jane K. Lowe Foundation
Trustee, University of Alabama in Huntsville Foundation
Director, Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
Director, Valley Foundation (UAB-Huntsville)

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