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Six Client Deals led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim Named Finalists for the ACG Seventh Annual Deal of the Year Awards

March 26, 2024

ACG Seventh Annual Deal of the Year Awards names six deals led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim as finalists

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) announced the finalists of the Seventh Annual ACG Deal of the Year Awards. Six transactions led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim, Practice Chair of the Tax Planning & Business Transactions Group, received seven nominations. Recognized deals include:

David Pierson, Jack Najarian, Matt Stirneman, Joshua Sutin, Aly Dossa, Timothy Dean, Umair Karowadia, Marianne Standley, Jeffrey Della Rocco and Greg Henson, assisted with these transactions.

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 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 garnered recognition from industry organizations in 2023, 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 two of Gnaim’s deals won Deal of the Year.

"Being named a finalist for six deals in four categories of ACG Houston Deal of the Year Awards, underscores Chamberlain Hrdlicka's proficiency in managing intricate transactions and our commitment to consistently delivering value and success for our clients," commented Larry Campagna, the managing shareholder of Chamberlain Hrdlicka.

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.

About Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified, tax-focused business law firm with offices in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. The firm represents public and private companies as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. In addition to commercial and business litigation, the firm has expertise in tax planning and tax controversy, corporate law, securities and finance, employment law, employee benefits/ERISA, bankruptcy, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, real estate, and construction law.

About ACG

ACG Houston is the region’s premier association focused on middle market corporate growth. The association’s goal is to help business professionals in the M&A community do more business with the right partners. ACG Houston hosts a variety of events throughout the year to provide our local business leaders an opportunity to gain visibility and connect with people and ideas to strategically grow companies.