Habeeb "Hobbs" Gnaim led team Represented Page in its Acquisition of Davis Brody Bond LLP
Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston-based team, led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim, represented Page, a leading multidisciplinary design, architecture and engineering firm, in its acquisition of Davis Brody Bond LLP, known for designing and implementing complex, distinctive projects such as the National September 11 Memorial Museum and the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center site. The transaction will expand Page’s presence in New York City. All employees of Davis Brody Bond will join Page.
Page is a long-time client of Gnaim, practice chair of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Tax Planning & Business Transactions Group. Jack Najarian (Corporate), Timothy Dean (Tax Planning & Business Transactions), and Jessica Lafferty (Tax Planning & Business Transactions) assisted with the transaction.
“Bringing Davis Brody Bond into the Page family is a significant step for our firm,” said Thomas McCarthy, CEO of Page. “For several years, we’ve been thoughtfully assessing the best way to extend our presence into New York City, and given our past collaboration with Davis Brody Bond, we knew the firm shared our design ethos and client-first approach. We both understand the intricacies of designing complex projects that exceed our clients’ expectations.”
Gnaim, shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, serves as the head of the Tax Planning & Business Transactions group. He focuses his practice on tax and corporate matters and has significant experience in all aspects of structuring, negotiating, and implementing business acquisitions and dispositions, corporate reorganizations, mergers, conversions, recapitalizations, deferred recognition transactions, admissions of and providing equity incentives for management and key employees, as well as choice of entity considerations, and state tax planning. Known for doing a high volume of transactions year to year, Gnaim has built a reputation as a go-to tax and corporate counsel for middle-market transactions. A number of Gnaim’s deals have recently garnered recognition from industry organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth (Houston) with the Deal of the Year Award in the Industrial Services – Corporate Strategic Acquisition category; Global M&A Network, with the Deal of the Year Award - Distressed M&A Deal, Mid-market category; as well as The M&A Advisor Awards, where Gnaim’s deals are finalists in seven categories.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Tax Planning & Business Transactions practice helps clients understand the byzantine world of tax law and utilizes that highly specialized tax knowledge to clients’ best advantage when doing business transactions. The practice advises clients with transactions in order to maximize tax benefits - and avoid tax disasters. Whether the transactions are related to a business or involves a personal investment, the Tax Planning & Business Transactions team can help structure and carry out transactions in order to achieve the best corporate results under federal, state, local and international tax laws.