John Creed

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Lexington Avenue 425
New York 10017 NY US

John J. Creed is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he is a member of the Firm’s Tax Department. John’s practice includes advising private equity and hedge funds on structuring and other matters. He also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions (including tax-free spin-offs), cross-border tax matters, partnerships, joint ventures, securitizations and financing transactions.

The clients John has advised in various transactions have included Blackstone, The Carlyle Group, KKR, First Reserve Partners, Corsair Partners, Aquiline Partners, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Dell, Vodafone, Nielsen, Office Depot, The Brooklyn Nets and many others. John has extensive experience in the private equity field fund formation and structuring, spin-outs, sponsor sales and going-public transactions.

John has advised private equity funds, investment banks and corporations in the structuring of various acquisitions, financings, financial instruments and restructurings. He has also advised non-U.S. corporations in structuring acquisitions and operations in the United States and non-U.S. issuers in raising capital in the United States.

John has worked on numerous domestic and international joint venture transactions, including investment in Asia, Latin America, South Africa, Europe and Japan. John was recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 as a leading tax lawyer in New York.

John became a Partner at Simpson Thacher in 1996. He graduated with High Honors in 1985 from Trinity College Dublin Faculty of Law and received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1988.

John is a Member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Private Investment Fund Tax Forum and the New York City Tax Club. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1986.


  • New York University School of Law, 1988 LL.M.
  • Trinity College Dublin Faculty of Law, 1985
    • High Honors


  • New York 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit 1986


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