Chamberlain Hrdlicka

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Firm Overview:

Chamberlain Hrdlicka was founded in 1965 by attorneys from the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice as a tax-focused firm specializing in tax planning, controversy and litigation. The firm has grown to about 150 attorneys servicing a wide variety of practice areas. Today, the firm’s tradition of personalized service continues to be valued by clients from the smallest start-up ventures to multinational companies.

Managing Shareholder: Larry A. Campagna
Number of shareholders: 72
Total number of attorneys: 151

Main Practice Areas:

Construction: 

The firm’s representation of clients extends from the beginning of projects through their conclusion, from the negotiation of contracts and preparation of bids to the resolution of construction disputes. The firm assists clients in project administration, job close-outs and settlement, and ‘privatization’ matters, performs disaster and injury investigations, and provides a full range of services with respect to government (federal, state and local) contracts, including bid protests and board of contract appeals claims.

Corporate, Securities & Finance: 

The firm represents a broad spectrum of public and private business entities involved in initial public offerings and secondary offerings of equity and debt securities; private placements; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital financing; international project finance; swaps and financial derivative transactions; corporate bonds and asset-backed securities; conventional loans; leveraged buy-outs; exchange offers; tender offers; roll-up consolidations, and other business combinations and reorganizations; technology licensing, equity incentive and compensation programs; supply chain management; and ongoing corporate and securities counseling of both public and private companies as well as their directors and executive officers.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: 

The firm’s employee benefits section represents public companies, large and closely-held private companies, tax-exempt organizations, and the fiduciaries who oversee those entities’ employee benefit plans. From qualified retirement plans, to executive compensation, to fiduciary advice, to health and welfare programs, to mergers and acquisitions, to ERISA litigation.

Energy & Maritime: 

The firm’s energy practice encompasses expertise in power development, project financing, industry mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, with emphasis on gas to power marketing and trading, asset development and financing, energy management agreements, gas supply agreements, power purchase and sale agreements, fuel transportation agreements, transmission queue position swaps, electrical and fuel interconnection agreements.

Estate Planning & Administration: 

The firm’s estate planning and administration section provides legal counsel on wills, planning for incapacity, gifting strategies, life insurance planning, trust planning, charitable giving, succession planning, family limited partnerships, marital property agreements, estate administration and probate, preparation and filing of returns, representation in estate and gift tax audits.

Immigration: 

The firm’s expertise includes outbound planning for US-based clients; inbound planning for foreign clients; cross-border business support and counsel; personal planning for ‘citizens of the world’; resolving tax controversies involving international issues; and obtaining appropriate US immigration status.

Intellectual Property: 

Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s IP group provides comprehensive services in patent, trademark and copyright protection and dispute resolution. The firm prides itself on understanding clients’ IP needs and providing exceptional service in promoting, preserving, and protecting their IP rights. The firm’s team of attorneys can assist with the development of an IP approach, portfolio or licensing program, with the evaluation and development of an existing IP portfolio, or the enforcement of your IP rights.

International: 

Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s diverse team of international practitioners works to minimize the risk and simplify the complexity of international activities for clients. From individuals and families, to public and private business, the firm serves a broad spectrum of clients based both in the US and abroad. Through collaborative work across practice areas, the firm’s international team takes a comprehensive approach to provide full legal support.

Labor & Employment: 

The firm’s labor and employment attorneys specialize in protecting the interests of employers from executive stock and bonus plans, to hourly dispute resolution plans. The firm also has extensive experience in successfully resolving labor and employment litigation matters.

Litigation & Appellate: 

The firm provides comprehensive litigation services in a wide variety of specialized areas, including antitrust, insurance, business fraud, consumer law, deceptive trade practices, contract disputes, environmental law, federal multi-district litigation, products liability, toxic torts, IP rights infringement, white collar crime and other areas.

Probate & Fiduciary Litigation: 

Trust and estate litigation involves a wide array of composite issues such as fiduciary duties, tax and real estate issues, rights of creditors, family business and even bankruptcy. As a result, it is vitally important for clients to have a strong team of expert litigators dedicated to resolving complex trust and estate disputes with the best possible outcome. Knowing that every case comes with its own distinct and sometimes overwhelming issues, Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s trust and estate litigators approach each matter with genuine concern for clients, coupled with an extensive foundation of legal and procedural knowledge.

Real Estate:

The firm’s expertise includes development, financing, purchase and sale of a wide variety of real estate assets, including residential and commercial office and retail complexes, manufacturing facilitates, resort facilities and land development. The firm handles negotiation and drafting of real estate contracts and leases, title and survey review and curative actions, closing agreements and documentation, workouts and foreclosures, and eminent domain and condemnation proceedings.

Tax & Tax Controversy: 

Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s nationally ranked tax section is a core strength of the firm’s diversified law practice. The firm’s tax section represents domestic and foreign multinational companies in cross-border financial transactions, international structuring, global tax minimization, including transfer pricing and contract manufacturing arrangements, foreign tax credit management and planning, section 199 deductions, accounting method issues, including inventory methods and capitalization issues, and advising on the application of FIN 48 to domestic and international tax issues. The firm also provides counsel on all phases of the tax controversy process, from the beginning of the tax audit, to the preparation of tax protests and negotiation with IRS Appeals, to litigation in the federal tax courts and representation on appeal. Similarly, at the state level, the firm represents taxpayers in all phases of the tax litigation process. Chamberlain Hrdlicka is also the sole United States law firm belonging to the International Tax Group (‘ITG’), an elite group of international tax lawyers from five continents.

Key Contacts

Larry Campagna, Chamberlain Hrdlicka Managing Shareholder
larry.compagna@chamberlainlaw.com
https://www.chamberlainlaw.com/people-larry_campagna.html

John Meredith, Chief Operating Officer
john.meredith@chamberlainlaw.com
https://www.chamberlainlaw.com/people-john_meredith_chief_operating_officer.html

Firm Rankings

Immigration
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8.0

Tax
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8.0

Articles

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3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It

In a December 7, 2022, article in Law.com Pro Mid-Market, “3 Keys to Succession Planning, According to People Who Do It,” Houston-based Managing Shareholder Larry Campagna discusses the firm’s philosophy toward succession planning. Campagna says he asks shareholders annually about their three-year plan… Read more

Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning for Tax Professionals

In a December 14, 2022, Bloomberg Tax article, Atlanta-based attorneys J. Scot Kirkpatrick, Stephen C. Heymann and Jasmin N. Severino discuss client planning for the new year and recommend viewing 2021 as a cautionary tale. Their advice? Move forward with estate and gift tax planning for next year instead of risking the chance that no changes will occur in 2023, especially […]

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IRS’ Increased Funding Means More Scrutiny

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ERC Audits and the IRS’s $80 Billion Cash Infusion

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Termination for Convenience

In an article published on September 20, 2022, in Construction Executive, Atlanta-based Senior Associate Chadd L. Reynolds discusses the “termination for convenience” clause in public contracts, which is permitted to terminate construction contracts in the absence of the contractor’s default. He writes that, unlike termination for cause, the right to terminate for convenience is almost never given […]

ERC Audits and the IRS’s $80 Billion Cash Infusion

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Tax Pitfalls Associated with Closely Held Businesses

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“How to Make It Rain: Feeding and Nurturing the Client Relationship”

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“Joining the Team: Three Steps to Successfully Adding New Legal Staff”

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5 Tips for Negotiating Insurance Provisions in Commercial Leases

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Mastering the Offer of Proof at Trial

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Business and International Tax Developments

Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Business and International Tax Developments Blog reports on new developments in business and Federal and international taxation. The blog comments on the extent to which the development will impact taxpayers, both domestic and foreign. The blog will report on recent legislation, regulations issued by the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service and important new decisions […]

Press Releases

Georgia Titan 100 Honors Stephanie Friese

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce that Stephanie Friese Aron, the Atlanta office co-managing shareholder, has earned recognition as a 2023 Georgia Titan 100, an honor that highlights Georgia’s top business leaders. Honorees will accept their awards during an April 27, 2023, event at Zoo Atlanta. The program will also debut the Titan 100 book, which will display […]

01 Feb 2023
Chamberlain Hrdlicka: represents Monarch Silica, LLC in its $175 Million Sale to ProFrac Holding Corp.

Team led by Habeeb (Hobbs) Gnaim represents Monarch Silica, LLC in its $175 Million Sale to ProFrac Holding Corp. Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston-based team, led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim, Practice Chair of the Tax Planning & Business Transactions Group, represented Monarch Silica, LLC in its $175 million sale to ProFrac Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: ACDC). Michael Preng, Umair Karowadia, Matthew Stirneman, Jack Najarian, David Pierson and Christopher […]

01 Feb 2023
Chamberlain Hrdlicka: Larry Campagna selected for 2023 Hall of Fame Class

Larry Campagna, the managing shareholder for Chamberlain Hrdlicka, was inducted into the 2023 class of the Lawdragon Hall of Fame. All 45 inductees from across the nation have devoted 40 or more years to the law, and represent attorneys across the spectrum of the profession, from public service to the plaintiff, corporate litigation, dealmaking, and academia. […]

01 Feb 2023
Chamberlain Hrdlicka: Amy Moss wins M&A Deal of the Year for 2022

Amy Moss, shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Corporate, Securities & Finance practice in Houston has won the M&A Deal of The Year (Between $50M – $100M) Award for the Acquisition of Blue Chip Group, Inc. by 3 Rivers Capital LLC during the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala, held at The New York Athletic Club on November 15th. […]

29 Nov 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka among Top Tax Firms in 2023

2023 Edition of World Tax includes Chamberlain Hrdlicka among Top Tax Firms, names David Aughtry EG Tax Leading Advisor, and Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim, Philip Karter and Juan F. Vasquez Jr. as Highly Regarded Professionals The 2023 edition of World Tax, the comprehensive guide to the world’s leading tax firms, has ranked Chamberlain Hrdlicka among the top tier […]

07 Nov 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka: Texas Lawyer article highlights the firm’s growth

Texas Lawyer article highlights the firm’s growth in San Antonio as Patrick Martin, Anuar Estefan and Luz Villegas-Bañuelos join Chamberlain Hrdlicka A Texas Lawyer article discusses Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s growth in San Antonio, as Patrick Martin joins as a shareholder, and Anuar Estefan and Luz Villegas-Bañuelos will join as associates, to expand the firm’s international tax and tax controversy services. They will assist domestic […]

29 Sep 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka included in the 2022 Best Places to Work

Houston Business Journal (HBJ) includes Chamberlain Hrdlicka in 2022 Best Places to Work The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) recently selected Chamberlain Hrdlicka for the 2022 Best Places to Work in the large companies category for the second year in a row. HBJ will celebrate all recipients during an awards luncheon at the Marriott Marquis on October 28, 2022. Earlier […]

29 Sep 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka: International Tax Attorney Patrick Martin & Two Associates Join San Antonio Office

San Antonio, Texas – (September 1, 2022) – Chamberlain Hrdlicka today announced the addition of three attorneys to the firm’s office in San Antonio. Patrick Martin joins as a shareholder, and Anuar Estefan and Luz Villegas-Bañuelos as associates, to expand the firm’s international tax and tax controversy services. They will assist domestic and foreign businesses, […]

02 Sep 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka: Shareholder Diana Gomez named the 2022-2023 President-Elect of the Houston Bar Association

Diana Gomez, shareholder in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston office, has been named the 2022-2023 President-Elect by the Houston Bar Association (HBA). In 2023, Diana will be the first Latina to assume the HBA presidency. Diana and her husband, Judge Michael Gomez, were also recently recognized in the HBA’s Houston Lawyer Magazine’s Profile in Professionalism: Law in the Family series for their […]

01 Sep 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Represented Landmark Industries in the Sale of its Fuel and Convenience Store Network to Shell

Hobbs Gnaim led the Chamberlain Hrdlicka Team that represented Landmark Industries Chamberlain Hrdlicka‘s Tax Planning & Business Transactions Group, led by Habeeb ‘Hobbs’ Gnaim, represented Landmark Industries (Landmark) in completing its sale of certain fuel & convenience retail sites (operating as Timewise) to Shell Retail & Convenience Operations LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US (Shell). […]

01 Aug 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Atlanta Office expands with new Associates in Tax Controversy & Litigation

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to welcome Associates John Bartel and Victor Fox to the firm’s Atlanta office. These additions expand the firm’s nationally recognized Tax Controversy & Litigation practice, composed of attorneys experienced in advising and representing taxpayers before federal, state and local taxing authorities and in all federal and state courts where tax disputes are litigated. These attorneys are the latest […]

01 Aug 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka ranked in the top ten U.S. tax law firms by Chambers & Partners 2022 USA Guide

For the 16th consecutive year Chambers & Partners ranked Chamberlain Hrdlicka among the top ten tax law firms in the United States on both state and national levels. Individual Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorneys continue to annually achieve state and national rankings in the areas of high net worth, immigration, tax, tax controversy, tax litigation, and tax fraud. The firm made […]

09 Jun 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka adds Eight Attorneys in Houston

Christine Borrett, John Fields, Christopher Hydrick, Karl Jackson, Jr., Tara LeDay, Michael Preng, Calla Sprague and Renu Tandale join Chamberlain Hrdlicka Houston Office Christine Borrett, John Fields, Christopher Hydrick, Karl Jackson, Jr., Tara LeDay, Michael Preng, Calla Sprague and Renu Tandale recently joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston office, adding to the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor Rights; Commercial Litigation; Corporate, Securities and Finance; Labor & Employment; Tax Controversy; Tax Planning […]

31 May 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka: Larry Campagna Elected!

On March 1, 2022, Larry Campagna, Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s managing partner, assumed his role as the Vice President of the American College of Tax Counsel (the College). He was unanimously inducted as a Fellow in 1995 and most recently served as Secretary-Treasurer for the College. Elected by the College’s Board of Regents earlier this year, new officers […]

05 May 2022
Eight Chamberlain Hrdlicka Lawyers Named Among 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce that seven of its Atlanta attorneys have been named to the 2022 Super Lawyers list for Georgia. Shareholders David D. Aughtry, Stephanie Friese Aron, Seth R. Price and Hale E. Sheppard were selected as “Georgia Super Lawyers.” In addition, Shareholder Erica L. Opitz, Senior Counsel John Kirbo and Associates John C. Guin and Barclay R. Taylor were selected as “Georgia Rising Stars” by the […]

01 May 2022
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Attorneys Named 2022 Texas Rising Stars

Seven Texas-based attorneys with Chamberlain Hrdlicka have been named to the 2022 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine, including Stuart Clements, Reagan “Tres” Gibbs, III, Jarrod B. Martin, Michael Overstreet, Kathryn “Kelly” Shields and in Houston as well as F. Matthew “Matt” Flores and Leo Unzeitig in San Antonio. Part of the national Super Lawyers rating service, Texas Rising Stars recognizes the best attorneys age 40 or younger, or who have been practicing […]

01 May 2022

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