Gersh Acquires Literary Agency Hohman Maybank Lieb

Expanding agency adds bookish firepower, new partners and clients like “Saving Private Ryan’s” Robert Rodat and “Finding Nemo’s” Dave Reynolds

Spreading its literary wings, the Gersh Agency has acquired Hohman, Maybank, Lieb and is bringing the boutique book-agency founders in as partners, the company announced Wednesday.

The clients of the 14-year-old agency will be a pretty good addition to the Gersh roster, as well. They include Robert Rodat (“Saving Private Ryan”), Dave Reynolds  ("Finding Nemo"), Katherine Fugate (“Valentine’s Day”), Allison Burnett (“Adaline”), Ken Hixon  ("Welcome to the Riley's"), Sam Harper  ("Cheaper by the Dozen") and Marlene King  ("Pretty Little Liars").

The deal with HML and founders Bob Homan, Bayard Maybank and Devra Lieb is effective immediately.

“Bob, Bayard, and Devra are some of the finest and most respected agents in the literary field,” said Co-Presidents Bob Gersh, David Gersh and Managing Partner Leslie Siebert in a statement.

“They are a rarefied group with a magnificent client roster and will be a fantastic addition to the agency,” Gersh added.

Said Hohman in the statement: 
“Devra, Bayard and I are thrilled to be joining Gersh. It’s the perfect fit for us,"

That perfect fit is just the latest in a number of expansive moves by Gersh. The company recently formed a partnership with music powerhouses The Agency Group and has broadened its Film Financing & Distribution division.