Attorneys in the Chamberlain Hrdlicka Atlanta and Houston offices elevated to Equity Shareholder and Shareholder
Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce that it has elevated six attorneys to shareholder and one to equity shareholder. The new equity shareholder is Atlanta-based attorney Patrick J. McCann, Jr. Additionally, Atlanta-based attorneys Samuel H. Grier, John Guin, Farid Khosravi, John Nail and Houston-based attorneys Stuart H. Clements and Matthew Stirneman were elevated to shareholder. These promotions were shared during the firm's annual shareholders’ meeting held in Houston on January 27, 2024.
“We are proud to elevate these attorneys to their new positions within our shareholder community,” said Larry Campagna, Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s managing shareholder. “The firm’s success owes much to the hard work and commitment of these seven attorneys. Congratulations to each of them. We are excited to see their future accomplishments and contributions to the firm and their communities.”
Stuart H. Clements
Clements is a member of the Tax Controversy and Litigation Group in Houston. He focuses on tax, estate administration and planning. Clements advises institutional and individual clients in federal, state and international tax planning and controversy matters as well as structuring and implementing taxable and non-taxable transactions and reorganizations. He counsels clients on strategic captive insurance planning and assists them in qualified small business (Section 1202) structuring opportunities. Clements also handles the design and drafting of wills, trusts and business succession planning and administration for high-net worth individuals and fiduciaries. He is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Clements earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his Master of Law from the New York University School of Law.
Grier is a member of the Tax Controversy and Litigation Section in Atlanta. He represents clients in all aspects of state and federal tax controversy in audit examinations, administrative appeals and at trial. Grier also has experience in estate and business tax planning, tax-exempt organizations and estate administration and litigation. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mercer University, his law degree from Georgia State University School of Law, his Masters in Taxation from J. Mack Robinson College of Business School of Accountancy and his Master of Law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
Guin is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation practice groups in Atlanta. He advises businesses, officers, directors and shareholders in complex construction and business disputes, including cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Guin also represents owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in matters involving delay and impact damages, design defects, bond claims and related issues. He earned his undergraduate degree from Sewanee: The University of the South and his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was the senior editor of the Alabama Law Review and a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.
Khosravi is a member of the Tax Controversy and Litigation Section in Atlanta. He has more than 17 years of international tax experience both in client service and in-house with a diversified, Fortune 500 manufacturing and materials sciences company. Khosravi has served clients in many industries, including manufacturing, logistics/transportation, retail/consumer products, hospitality, energy, private equity, materials science, e-commerce, and non-profit organizations. His focus areas have been consulting and advising U.S. and Foreign clients on the U.S. and foreign income tax implications of their business operations, including tax structuring, tax compliance, and risk management. Khosravi also has extensive experience with S corporations, assisting foreign clients with their inbound investments and has represented numerous clients before the IRS, including audits, tax deficiencies, private letter ruling requests, refund claims, and voluntary disclosure programs. Khosravi was listed in the Best Lawyers in America in 2023. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Patrick J. McCann, Jr.
McCann is a member of the Tax Controversy and Litigation Group in Atlanta. He focuses on representing taxpayers at all stages of tax controversy, including examination, appeals and litigation. McCann advises clients on various tax planning and restructuring matters designed to withstand future scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service. He works closely with individuals, businesses, trusts, and estates and their professional advisors throughout the litigation process. McCann started his legal career working at boutique law firms in Naples, Florida and Jacksonville, Florida where he focused on estate and business tax planning as well as tax controversy matters. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Nail is a member of the Tax Controversy and Litigation section in Atlanta. He focuses on representing clients at all levels of their matters with the IRS, from examination and appeals to litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and Federal District Court. Nail’s considerable experience allows him to effectively counsel clients in tax matters, including disallowed deductions for charitable contributions, executive compensation and bad business debts, employment tax compliance, state sales and use tax audits as well as collection activities. He also has experience counseling high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients on issues related to tax, estate and business planning. He handled disputes with the IRS and state taxing authorities related to deficiency proceedings, refund claims and collection activities while working at a firm in North Carolina. Super Lawyers listed Nail among North Carolina’s Rising Stars in 2019 and 2020. Business North Carolina named him to the North Carolina Legal Elite in the areas of Tax and Estate Planning (2016) and Young Guns (2018 and 2019). Nail earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
Stirneman is a member of the Corporate, Securities and Finance Group in Houston. He focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities, real estate and other general business matters. Stirneman represents financial institutions, borrowers and others in structuring, negotiating and documenting financing transactions, including asset-based lending transactions, project financings, real estate loans and syndicated credit facilities. He also has experience in capital market transactions and corporate energy work, including acquisitions, divestitures, and due diligence projects. Stirneman earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his law degree from South Texas College of Law.