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April 15, 2013
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March 28, 2013
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“Turmoil with insurrection, terrorism, piracy – those things all have to be taken into account before companies go to work in Africa or any place overseas,” said Kerry Williams, an attorney with Chamberlain Hrdlicka who works with American companies operating in West Africa.
“The Justice Department is sending a message that not every bank gets a deferred-prosecution agreement,” said Larry Campagna, a Houston tax attorney at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry. “A deferred-prosecution agreement essentially says that if you keep your nose clean going forward, we won’t prosecute you for what you did in the past.”
The Critical Path
August 6, 2012
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
Alyson M. Palmer
Please read to see David Dreyer's comments on the blocking of Jill Pryor from the 11th circuit. David Dreyer is an associate in Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Atlanta office.
City Biz List Philadelphia
National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka announced today that 36 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers as LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rated attorneys, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. The selected attorneys practice in the firm’s offices spanning Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Denver.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Philadelphia Shareholder Jonathan Prokup discusses implications of the IRS reopening the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative on Fox Business News.
R. Robin McDonald
National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka announced today that 13 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.
The Houston Lawyer, Vol. 49, Number 3, November-December 2011
My first exposure to the law came in the early 1990s when reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in school. I was mesmerized by Atticus Finch and the courtroom drama in the novel. I was hooked on the idea of going to court and representing my clients to the best of my ability by persuading 12 strangers that my client was right and the other guy was wrong.
Houston Business Journal
Nation's Restaurant News
You have your restaurant concept. You picked the perfect location, and there is space available for rent. You’re on the brink of opening your business, so don’t blow it with a lease that could kill your success.
A Victoria federal judge has granted an unprecedented legal move for a private business to sue the U.S. Department of Labor. Although governmental entities such as the Department of Labor usually have immunity, which stops people from suing the government or its employees, in July, U.S. District Judge John Rainey granted Gate Guard Services' request to sue the department, allowing the oil service company to make the first legal punch.
Over the last 20 years, energy savings performance contracts (known as "ESPCs") have played a key role in the ability of federal and state agencies to complete critical upgrades to aging building systems and reduce energy costs without having large capital improvement budgets. Yet, many building and construction professionals are unfamiliar with the concept ESPCs or do not understand how these contracts differ from more traditional methods of delivery for construction and renovation contracts.
It has been said that legal issues of an admiralty and maritime nature have a certain "saltiness" about them. At first glance, the Texas Supreme Court's July 1 decision in Haygood v. de Escabedo has little in the way of salty flavor, as it is an appeal of a car wreck case. Admiralty practitioners should be cognizant of this opinion, however, as it has far-reaching impact upon admiralty personal-injury cases filed in Texas state courts.
National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka announced today that its Corporate, Securities & Finance group in Atlanta has finalized a private equity transaction on behalf of its long-term client Stadion Money Management, a rapidly growing investment management firm with approximately $ 6.7 billion in assets under management. Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Corporate, Securities & Finance team advising Stadion consisted of Thomas E. Jones, Jr., Mona Maerz, David Siegel and Erica Hickey of the firm's Atlanta office, and Jonathan DePriest of the firm's Denver office.
National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka announced today that it has changed its formal name to Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, effective August 1, 2011. Atlanta-based tax attorney David Aughtry has been added to Chamberlain’s masthead after serving as a shareholder with the firm for 27 years.
Profitable family businesses can use captive insurance companies to manage business risk and shift wealth accumulated in a profitable captive from senior to junior generations thereby avoiding inclusion of those funds in the senior generation's estates.
June 17, 2011
National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to annouce that two lawyers from the firm’s Atlanta office have been recognized as national leaders in the tax law practice area in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA. Chamberlain has also achieved firm and individual rankings on both the local and national levels. Determined by input from clients and peers, the publication has ranked Chamberlain No. 1 in tax law in Georgia and No. 3 nationally in tax controversy.
National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to annouce that two lawyers from the firm’s Houston office have been recognized as national leaders in the tax and immigration law practice areas in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA. Chamberlain has also achieved firm and individual rankings on both the local and national levels. Determined by input from clients and peers, the publication has ranked Chamberlain No. 4 in tax law in Texas.
National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce that is has achieved firm and individual rankings on both the state and national levels in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA. Determined by input from clients and peers, the publication has ranked Chamberlain No. 1 in tax law in Georgia, No. 3 nationally in tax controversy and No. 4 in tax law in Texas. Additionally, seven attorneys from the firm’s Houston, Atlanta and Philadelphia offices have been recognized in the areas of tax and immigration law.
May 24, 2011
Signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 25, 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act ("ADAAA") broadened the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), making it easier for an individual to establish that he or she has a disability. While the ADAAA retains the ADA's basic definition of "disability" as: (1) an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) a record of having such an impairment; or (3) being regarded as having such an impairment, the ADAAA explicitly rejects court interpretations of the definition of disability, which Congress believed inappropriately limited the ADA's scope.
May 23, 2011
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Chambers and Partners, a preeminent international publication providing independent rankings and editorial commentary about top law firms and lawyers in 175 countries, has once again named Chamberlain Hrdlicka as one of the nation’s top tax firms. Described as "a great firm that is really effective on tax controversy," Chambers named seven Chamberlain tax attorneys as "Leaders in their Field" in its 2010 edition.
June 8, 2010
Recently retired Vice President of Taxes for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and a past president of the Tax Executives Institute, David L. Bernard, provides a corporate insider's view in presenting the case for broadening the in-house discussion of tax issues in an increasingly challenging environment. For Mr. Bernard's latest guest commentary as well as earlier commentaries, please visit our tax blog at www.taxblawg.net.
The Legal 500, a leading publication that provides comprehensive independent evaluations and rankings of legal services providers in over 100 countries, has named Chamberlain Hrdlicka as one of the nation’s top law firms in tax controversy with only two other firms in the entire country ranked higher.
May 18, 2010
Recently retired Vice President of Taxes for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and a past president of the Tax Executives Institute, David L. Bernard, provides a corporate insider's view of how in-house tax professionals should be thinking about the IRS's new disclosure of uncertain tax positions requirement. For Mr. Bernard's guest commentary, please visit our tax blog at www.taxblawg.net.
April 14, 2010
March 15, 2010
Michelle Leigh Smith
Village News/Southwest News
Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Ralph Midkiff is one of the few attorneys that was able to receive restitution for his client in the Melissa Ramon Ponzi Scheme.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mercer Law School student Erica L. Hickey has been named winner of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers’ Second Annual Writing Competition for Law Students.
In its 2009 national rankings, Chambers USA has named Chamberlain Hrdlicka among the nation's top firms in the United States in tax controversy and a record nine lawyers as leaders in their field.
The Legal 500, a prestigious worldwide publication that independently evaluates law firm capabilities in a variety of practice areas, has ranked Chamberlain Hrdlicka among the nation's most elite firms in tax controversy.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
For only the 12th time, a Georgia attorney has been accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council. Gina Vitiello, a shareholder with Chamberlain Hrdlicka law firm, has been named a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional for New Construction and Major Renovation projects.
Phil Karter is interviewed on Fox Business News about the move away from traditional defined benefit plans and the implications of transferring the risk of managing retirement assets from employer to employee.
The Glass Hammer
When the National Association of Women Lawyers released its annual survey at the end of last year, the statistics regarding women equity partners were sobering.
February 15, 2009
In United States v. Textron, Inc.,a closely watched case involving the application of the attorney work product doctrine to tax accrual workpapers, the First Circuit affirmed that the work product doctrine applies but left unanswered questions about whether protection of a taxpayer's workpapers can be waived by disclosure of its auditor's workpapers.
Bill Hendrick and Karen Sloan
88.7 KUHF Houston Public Radio
December 1, 2008
While international law allows ships to defend themselves, Dan Pipitone, an attorney with the Houston office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka who says and armed conflict may not be a fair fight.
Texas Lawyer: Tex Parte Blog
George Hrdlicka, Larry Campagna, George Connelly, Richard Cruse, Jack Eckels, Kevin Jewell, Ralph Midkiff, and Peter Williamson were recently named "Super Lawyers" by Texas Monthly Magazine’s "Super Lawyers 2008.”
Marietta Daily Journal
In its 2008 national rankings, Chambers USA has named Chamberlain Hrdlicka among the top dozen firms in the United States in tax controversy.
Jim Berry was elected to a 3-year term to serve on the Houston Golf Association Board of Directors.
Daily Tax Report
Chamberlain Attorney Hale E. Sheppard was recently cited in BNA's Daily Tax Report as an authority on international tax enforcement and foreign financial account reporting.
April 17, 2008
Two Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorneys, Gary S. Freed and Jimmy L. Paul, are ranked among Georgia’s “super lawyers” in the 2007-2008 issue of Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
TAPP’s primary goal is to help the legal profession more adequately represent the people it serves by increasing diversity in the legal profession. It does this by providing diverse high school students with concrete, motivating opportunities to learn about the law and begin planning for their law school educations. TAPP provides high school students with the opportunity to speak with lawyers one-on-one about legal careers, education, study habits, and diversity in the legal profession.
Houston Business Journal
Ralph A. Midkiff has joined Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin as an equity shareholder and will spearhead expansion of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka's international energy litigation practice.
This past summer, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) released the final regulations for 403(b) plans. These plans allow employees of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, public schools, and churches (as well as ministers) to defer money for retirement.
Rose Drupiewski provides answers to five key questions to help you determine if a pet trust is right for you:
Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a Gold Sponsor of the Technology Association of Georgia's Tax & Finance Society for the third year in a row.
In December 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued Notice 2007-100, providing limited relief for certain operational failures under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A.
Russ Owens won summary judgment in a premises liability case for a client, a manufacturer and distributor. A Dekalb County Superior Court judge ruled from the bench during oral arguments and granted Owens' motion.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka shareholder and First Tee of Atlanta board member Charles Talbot Nunnally III talks with the Fulton County Daily Report about golf, life and giving back.
Tom Jones, a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Atlanta office, was selected by his peers to be included in the 2007 and the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
This newsletter by James Kane, a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Atlanta office, is a periodic e-mail update that provides readers with a short "coffee break" summary of certain ideas and developments that may affect a broad range of clients.
Listen to employee benefits attorney Jewell Lim Esposito explain in a radio interview how a well-run retirement plan can mean preserving tax benefits for a company and its employees.
The Equine Law Practice Group at Chamberlain Hrdlicka focuses on legal issues that may arise in all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry and Thoroughbred-related activities. Several members of the practice group recently hosted equine related seminars.
Ask a group of attorney what horse owners should do to prevent testing days in court or before a tax audit, and the answers are simple: Study in advance, do your homework, and keep your notes. That was the message delivered by a quartet of lawyers who Sept. 12 staged a series of seminars on fraud prevention and tax planning in the horse industry. The sessions, which were hosted by attorneys affiliated with the national firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, were held at the Crowne Plaza Lexington-The Campbell House Hotel in Lexington.
Shareholder Nicholas Papleacos was featured June 22 in Atlanta's ABC News coverage of the successful win of a complex and rare eminent domain win.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
June 15, 2007
Chamberlain Hdlicka's Atlanta office was recently named in the Atlanta Business Chronicle as number six in Atlanta for growth by number of attorneys, placing it in the top ten for fastest growth in firm size.
The 2007 Edition of the US Legal 500, a guide to preeminent law firms and lawyers, has ranked Chamberlain Hrdlicka among the top tier of law firms nationwide in tax controversy and litigation.
May 16, 2007
The Atlanta office's James M. Kane spoke on the topic to the Elder Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association on May 16.
May 9, 2007
The Internal Revenue Service is stepping up efforts to prevent taxpayers from deducting losses on activities that aren't genuine businesses run to make a profit. The problem: It's not so easy to tell a budding business from a hobby. Chamberlain attorneys offer advice on playing it safe on either side of the thin line between hobby and business.
Wall Street Journal
May 9, 2007
Shareholder David Aughtry comments to the Wall Street Journal in this article published May 9, 2007.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka has added nationally-recognized tax attorneys from the Philadelphia office of Miller & Chevalier, which is one of the nation's premier tax firms. Miller & Chevalier partners Herbert Odell, Philip Karter and Kevin Johnson announced today their decision to leave the Washington, D.C.-based firm and join Chamberlain Hrdlicka as shareholders, effective Feb. 1.
January 23, 2007
Houston's Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin will transform next month from a regionally recognized tax boutique to a national one when three partners and one associate leave the Philadelphia office of Washington, D.C.'s Miller & Chevalier to open a Philadelphia branch of Chamberlain Hrdlicka.
January 23, 2007
Atlanta Managing Partner David D. Aughtry was named as one of the top tax attorneys in Georgia while shareholder Charles E. Hodges II was named the sole “Up and Comer” tax attorney in Georgia.
George Hrdlicka, Larry Campagna, Richard Cruse and Jack Eckels were recently named "Super Lawyers" by Texas Monthly Magazine’s "Super Lawyers 2007.”
Tom Jones, a shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Atlanta office, was selected by his peers to be included in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
December 13, 2006
Chamberlain Hrdlicka shareholder Richard N. Hubert's family trust has made exceptional donations to both the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health at Duke University and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.
Chuck Hodges, from Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Atlanta office, will be recognized as a "Rising Star" in the October issue of Atlanta Magazine for his outstanding accomplishments as a young, successful lawyer.
Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers
Charles E. Hodges, II and Thomas C. Grant from Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Atlanta office will be recognized as "Rising Stars" in the October issues of Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers. The honor acknowledges successful up-and-coming attorneys in Georgia.
August 21, 2006
Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorneys, Richard Hubert and Nick Papleacos, were highlighted today in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding a mid-trial settlement of an eminent domain lawsuit in one of the hottest areas of Atlanta real estate development.
August 11, 2006
Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorneys, David Aughtry and Charles E. Hodges II, were highlighted today in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding a precedent-setting win of a federal lawsuit that could effect nonprofits nationwide.
On Tuesday, July 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans issued a landmark opinion against the IRS on the most critical tax issue facing public charities.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka today announced the addition of a Admiralty and Maritime Section to the firm as well as the addition of four new attorneys.
June 27, 2006
Development of the new 75-acre South Point Retail Center in McDonough, Georgia continues full-steam ahead as development teams and investors officially closed on the property in late June.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka lawyer Anson Asbury recently spoke to the Technology Association of Georgia's Tax & Finance Society about Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) and its effect on Georgian business dealings with SST member states.
Two up-and-coming lawyers for Chamberlain Hrdlicka were recognized in the March issue of Texas Monthly as "Rising Stars" in the publication's "Super Lawyers 2006" section. Christopher P. Graham, who specializes in civil and commercial litigation, and Monty Wuensche, an estate planning and corporate tax attorney, are associates at Chamberlain Hrdlicka.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorney, Richard Hubert was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal column "Gift of the Week."
Chamberlain Hrdlicka, a Houston-based, full-service commercial law firm, today announced the addition of five new lawyers to the Construction Section of its Houston and Atlanta offices as well as a new shareholder in its Corporate, Securities and Finance Section in Houston.
Charles E. Hodges, II, shareholder, Chamberlain Hrdlicka Atlanta, has been selected for inclusion in the International Who's Who of Professionals directory. The International Who's Who Historical Society publishes the directory annually to recognize successful professionals and to provide a networking resource for their peers.
Charles E. Hodges II has been named chairman of the Georgia Bar Association's Tax Section for the 2005-06 term. He was selected during the Section's annual meeting this month.
Five attorneys from Chamberlain Hrdlicka, David D. Aughtry, Gary S. Freed, Thomas E. Jones, Jr., James M. Kane and Jimmy Paul, have been selected as 2006 Georgia Super Lawyers, an honor given by Law & Politics and the publishers of Atlanta Magazine. Only the top five percent of attorneys in the state of Georgia are selected for the distinction.
George W. Connelly
Chamberlain Hrldicka Houston lawyer, George Connelly, offers some tips on tax issues and business gift giving to the Houston Business Journal and The Legal News.
Fulton County Daily
September 6, 2005
Since the article below was published, Chamberlain Hrdlicka has donated a total of $26,340 to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army Katrina Disaster Relief Funds! Thank you to all of our employees for contributing to this worthy cause. Fulton County Daily Reporter, Meredith Hobbs, reports how "Lawyers Work to Help Gulf Coast Brethren."
Named Rising Stars by "Law & Politics" and the publishers of "Texas Monthly" in the July Edition of "Texas Super Lawyers" Rising Stars Edition.
March 24, 2005
The Fulton County Daily Report profiles a hard ball league, which includes two of our very own MVPs!
Two Chamberlain Hrdlicka Houston lawyers explain how wrongful termination suits work to Corporate Counsel and the Houston Business Journal.
Law & Politics media mailed more than 23,500 ballots to Georgia attorneys asking them to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action. Congratulations to our Georgia Super Lawyers for 2005!
Atlanta NBC Affiliate, WXIA, recently spoke with Mr. Hubert to gain insight for an eminent domain story on a specific case in suburban Atlanta.
January 1, 2005
David Aughtry, Tom Jones, Scot Kirkpatrick, Jimmy Paul, Gary Freed and Bill Montgomery all will be featured in the magazine's December issue. The business magazine relies solely on peer nominations to determine its annual listing. Thousands of Georgia attorneys responded to the survey, nominating attorneys whose work they rate as the best in each of the 10 practice areas.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka shareholder Nick Papleacos was highlighted in the Fulton County Daily Report for his representation of Taylor County, Ga., property owners in a recent Georgia Department of Transportation land value case that went to jury trial.
Congratulations to the Houston office's Barry W. Adkins, Jack P. Eckels, George A. Hrdlicka, Kevin D. Jewell, Christine Kirchner, Wayne A. Risoli, C. Thomas Scott, Kerry Williams and Sid Williams on being nominated for H Texas magazine's "Top Lawyers for 2007."
Seven Chamberlain Hrdlicka Houston lawyers recently were named Rising Stars by Texas Monthly Magazine’s "Super Lawyers 2007.” Julia Calnek, Jaremi Chilton, Jonathan DePriest, Norman Giles, Charles Jeremiah, Juan Vasquez and Montere Wuensche received the honor.