Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Lyons, J. Austin
Counsel, Trusts and Estates
tel 212.403.1335
fax 212.403.2335

Education

J. Austin Lyons is counsel in the Trusts and Estates practice at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. 

He received a B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1979.  Mr. Lyons completed a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990 and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 2007. 

He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State and American Bar Associations.