Hobbs Gnaim, Jarrod Martin and Michael Preng represented Page in its Acquisition of EYP
Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston-based team, led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim, Practice Chair of the Tax Planning & Business Transactions practice, and Jarrod Martin, Practice Chair for the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor Rights practice, represented Page, a multidisciplinary design, architecture and engineering firm with international presence, in its acquisition of EYP, an interdisciplinary design firm specializing in higher education, government, healthcare, and science & technology. Senior counsel Michael Preng assisted with the transaction.
The integrated firm will have more than 1,300 employees across the United States, Latin America and the Middle East, working on increasingly complex projects that benefit from the combined expertise across disciplines and market sectors.
Gnaim, shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, serves as the head of the Tax Planning & Business Transactions practice. 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.
Martin is a shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, where he leads the firm’s bankruptcy practice group while maintaining a robust litigation practice in both federal and state courts. He has practiced in both federal and state courts across the country, including time at both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, representing a variety of clients, including bankruptcy trustees, creditors, and corporate and high net-worth debtors, helping them through their bankruptcy and beyond.
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.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor Rights Practice assists clients in navigating all manner of transactions and disputes both in bankruptcy court and in out-of-court distressed situations. The practice advises clients on 363 sale acquisitions, and is particularly adept at directing strategy in a fast-paced bidding process.