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I practice in the areas of corporate and business organizations, partnerships and limited liability companies; corporate and business planning, with a concentration on private and family owned business; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate governance and non-profit organizations.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 34%
  2. Estate Planning: 33%
  3. Business: 33%

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Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C

Liberty Tower, Suite 1700
605 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37450


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2011
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2009
William D. Pettway Jr. Memorial Leadership AwardYMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga2008
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2007
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2006
Corporate TaxWho's Who Legal USA2006
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2005
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2004
Corporate LawThe Best Lawyers in America2003
FellowChattanooga Bar FoundationN/A
FellowTennessee Bar FoundationN/A
FellowAmerican Bar FoundationN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC2014 - Present
ShareholderChambliss, Bahner, & Stophel, PC1968 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee for LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated EntitiesMemberN/A
Chattanooga Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, Tax, Probate & Trust Section, Business Law Section, Executive Council; Drafting Committees for TN LLC Act, TN Revised LLC Act, TN Revised Uniform Partnership Act; TBA Business Entity Study CommitteeMemberN/A
Estate Planning Council of ChattanoogaMemberN/A
Reflection Riding, Inc.Director and PresidentN/A
Rotary Club of ChattanoogaMemberN/A
YMCA of Metropolitan ChattanoogaDirector and Vice ChairmanN/A
University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaAdjunct Professor1987 - 1989
Publication nameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar AssociationPartnership Gets New Look in Tennessee2002
MacLean's Tennessee PracticeLegal Forms, Partnerships, Vol. 14N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, with honors1963