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Chamberlain Hrdlicka Names Six New Shareholders

January 28, 2008

Chamberlain Hrdlicka, a Houston-based, full-service commercial law firm, has promoted the following attorneys to shareholder positions in its Houston and Atlanta offices:   

  • Khudabuksh Walji to Equity Shareholder in the Corporate Section (Houston). 
  • David Sheinbein to Income Shareholder in the Corporate Section (Houston).
  • Jaremi Chilton to Income Shareholder in the International Tax and Immigration Sections (Houston).
  • Kevin Dossett to Income Shareholder in the Maritime Section (Houston).
  • Steve Knight to Income Shareholder in the Litigation Section (Houston).
  • Gina Vitiello to Income Shareholder in the Construction Section (Atlanta).

Khudabuksh K. Walji has over twenty years’ legal experience in business, corporate, real estate and  international laws as well as government affairs.  Walji serves as legal and strategy advisor to U.S. and global clients on complex business, family and personal matters in the United States and internationally, especially North America, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as South and Central Asia.

David Sheinbein advises management teams, in-house general counsel, boards of directors and majority shareholders in the development and execution of their corporate strategies.  He frequently speaks to professional groups about issues arising in the context of structuring or negotiating a corporate sale or acquisition.

Jaremi Chilton handles matters relating to a wide variety of cross-border transactions concerning foreign investment into the United States and U.S. investment abroad.  Chilton performs complex transactions to maximize tax efficiency, limit liability, transfer personnel and maintain compliance with U.S. and foreign laws. 

Kevin T. Dossett is an experienced litigator whose primary practice focus is on the law of Admiralty/Maritime. He has successfully defended numerous Jones Act, General Maritime Law unseaworthiness, and LHWCA claims on behalf of international and domestic drilling contractors, exploration and production companies, inland barge lines, towboat companies, offshore construction companies, commercial diving contractors, commercial fishing vessel owners and charterers, and blue water shipping companies. 

Steven J. Knight practices commercial litigation and appellate law. He has handled and been involved in a range of business and injury disputes for a variety of industries, including insurance, oil and gas, construction, technology, and premises owners. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel for major corporations, as well as individual clients who have encountered legal issues through various business ventures.

Gina M. Vitiello practices contract law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on issues related to the construction industry across a wide variety of projects including hospitals, hotels, courthouses, airports, office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, prisons, power plants, water treatment plants, manufacturing facilities, educational and military facilities, retail properties and multi-family residential complexes. Ms. Vitiello represents clients in contract negotiation matters, dispute avoidance/resolution and litigation.  She has extensive experience in handling large, complex construction claims involving delay and impact damages, as well as design and construction defect issues.

About Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Founded more than 40 years ago, Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a full‑service commercial law firm ranked third in the nation in tax law. With offices in Houston, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, the firm has approximately 100 attorneys representing both public and private companies, as well as individuals and family‑owned businesses.  The firm’s practice areas include corporate, finance and securities; tax, tax planning and tax controversy; employee benefits; litigation; estate planning and administration; real estate and energy.