John Wynn, Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation

TITLE: Trustee, Principal Manager

FOCUS AREAS: Education, health, human services, arts and culture, youth

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PROFILE: John Wynn is one of the three trustees at the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been a trustee since 2008 and often serves as the primary point of contact for grantseekers. He has also been the director of the Huntsville Museum of Art, the director of the Camber Corporation, the director of Dynetics, the director of BBVA Compass Bank Huntsville, and the director of the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology. Wynn’s educational background includes an LLM in taxation from the New York University School of Law.

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

Mr. Wynn advises clients about 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. Mr. Wynn also advises clients about 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, Mr. Wynn structures tax-advantaged transfers of business interests to younger generation family members. A substantial portion of Mr. Wynn's practice involves the preparation of trusts, wills, and other documentation necessary to implement selected estate plans. Mr. 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.

Mr. Wynn has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America since 1999. He is listed in the areas of corporate and tax law. Superlawyers.com has named him an Alabama Super Lawyer since 2010.