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Page's Acquisition of EYP Named Finalist for 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards

September 12, 2023

Chamberlain Hrdlicka's client deal led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim & Jarrod Martin named Finalist for 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor announced the finalists of the 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards, including the acquisition of EYP by Page Southerland Page (Page). The transaction was named finalist in:

  • the Professional Services Deal of the Year (between $50 million - $100 million), and
  • the Restructuring Deal of the Year (under $100 million) categories.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston-based team, led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim, practice chair of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Tax Planning & Business Transactions group, and Jarrod Martin, practice chair of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor Rights group, 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. The transaction was also recognized by the Annual M&A Atlas Awards earlier this year. Chamberlain Hrdlicka was also named a finalist in the Law Firm of the Year category.

Representing more than 400 participating companies, M&A Advisor Awards finalists will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts. The awards will be presented, and winners revealed at a Black-Tie Awards Gala during the 2023 Future of Dealmaking Summit on November 14-15, 2023 in New York City, featuring more than 350 of the industry’s leading professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums, sessions, roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and a solutions provider showcase led by a faculty of M&A industry stalwarts and business media experts. For a complete list of finalists click here.

“For nearly 25 years, The M&A Advisor has been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Chamberlain Hrdlicka was chosen from hundreds of participating companies to become an awards finalist. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Chamberlain Hrdlicka, including as finalists for mergers and acquisitions firms and professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “Chamberlain Hrdlicka represents the best of the M&A industry in 2022-23 and earned these finalist honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

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.

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.

About Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies, as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. The firm offers counsel in appellate law, bankruptcy, commercial and probate litigation, construction law, corporate, employee benefits, energy and maritime law, ERISA, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, labor and employment, privacy and data security, real estate, securities and finance, tax controversy and tax planning.

About The M&A Advisor

Now in its 25th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services, including the most active online community of M&A professionals called M&A Connects. www.maadvisor.com.