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  • Chambliss Law Firm Nationally Ranked In 2018 “Best Law Firms” For 15 Practice Areas

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., a Chattanooga-based law firm, has been named a leading law firm in 15 different practice areas according to the 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.Chambliss received first-tier rankings in fifteen practice areas including the following:• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law• Commercial Litigation&b...  Read More...

  • Chambliss Litigation Team Grows with Three New Hires

    This article was originally published on hamiltoncountyherald.com.Andrew Mutter, left, Kelly Etchells and Nate Kinard have recently joined Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel.Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel recently added three associate attorneys – Andrew Mutter, Kelly Etchells and Nate Kinard – to its growing litigation and risk management practice.“We are very pleased to welcome these talented attorneys to our litigation team,” says Bill Dearing, chair of Chambliss’ litigation and risk management pra...  Read More...

  • Author on Ageism Speaks at Embrace Aging Forum

    This article was originally published on hamiltoncountyherald.com.With more than 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day in the United States, the demographic landscape is changing. To connect individuals and families to community resources and offer opportunities for discussion on important topics, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel hosted the 2017 Embrace Aging Forum July 13 at Embassy Suites at Hamilton Place.Ashton Applewhite, Next Avenue’s 2016 Aging Influencer of the Year, kicked off the...  Read More...

  • Chambers USA Honors Chambliss law

    This article was originally published on hamiltoncountyherald.com.Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel is recognized in the 2017 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business report as a leading Tennessee firm in the areas of labor and employment and general commercial and real estate litigation. In addition, two attorneys are recognized practitioners: Mark Cunningham for healthcare and Rick Hitchcock for environment.Chambers and Partners rankings are based on the research of more than 170 full-...  Read More...

  • Chambliss Law Honored in National Rankings by 2017 Chambers USA

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel, P.C. has been recognized in the 2017 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business report as a leading Tennessee firm in the areas of labor and employment, litigation: general commercial and real estate. In addition, two individual attorneys are recognized practitioners: Mark Cunningham for healthcare and Rick Hitchcock for environment. "Chambers and Partners rankings are based on the research of...  Read More...

  • Chambliss Expands Estate Planning, Elder Law Practices

    This article was originally published on hamiltoncountyherald.com.Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel is expanding its estate planning and tax practices with the addition of two attorneys: Peter Harrison and Cameron Kapperman.Both attorneys practice in the estate planning area. Harrison puts extra effort toward counseling clients in elder law and special needs planning, while the majority of Kapperman’s work is in estate administration.Harrison relocated to Chattanooga last fall after building...  Read More...

  • Chambliss Bahner Ranks High on BTI’s Client Experience List

    This article was originally published on hamiltoncountyherald.com.Corporate counsel at companies around the world have named Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel a top-ranked law firm for “making changes ... to improve the client experience,” according to BTI Consulting Group’s “Brand Elite 2017: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms,” an independent report.“We’re client-focused in all aspects of our services,” says Mike St. Charles, managing shareholder of Chambliss.   Read More...

  • TBA Young Lawyers Division To Prepare Free Wills For Local First Responders

    This article was originally published on Chattanoogan.com.Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. will host a Wills for Heroes clinic for Chattanooga area emergency first responders on Saturday, Feb. 11.The free estate planning event is sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the national Wills for Heroes Foundation.   Read More...

  • 5 Ways Board Members Can Practice Good Governance

    This article was originally published on Philanthropy.com.What is the guiding principle board members should use to govern well?The best board members practice stewardship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. Nonprofit boards are responsible for ensuring that organizational assets help designated charitable beneficiaries. Board members must remember, therefore, that their job is to preserve those assets and see that they are properly used for others...  Read More...

  • Chambliss Hires New IP Attorney

    This article was originally published on hamiltoncountyherald.com.Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel is broadening its intellectual property practice with the addition of Paul Forsyth. Forsyth, a licensed patent attorney with nearly a decade of experience, will counsel clients on intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, and trade secrets.Forsyth has experience in working with companies of all sizes, from startups to international corporations. With a back...  Read More...

  • McVeagh Appointed To Legal Aid Of East Tennessee Board

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.comThe Chattanooga Bar Association has nominated Alex McVeagh, attorney for Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., as the newest member of the Legal Aid of East Tennessee board of directors.  Mr. McVeagh, one of four Chattanooga attorney board members, has experience with LAET from past work as chair of LAET's Annual Campaign for Justice committee and through various volunteer roles in the Chattanooga community. Aside from prov...  Read More...

  • Chambliss Law Firm Honored Among National Leaders In Litigation

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. has been recognized in the sixth annual BTI Litigation Outlook 2017: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms report for its client service in six areas of litigation - securities and finance, class actions, intellectual property, product liability, commercial, and employment.“When it comes to intricate litigation matters, clients need a legal partner and advisor they trust to achieve the...  Read More...

  • The Issue of Overpayments

    This article was originally published on hbma.org.Usually when you find that crumpled $20 bill in the pocket of your favorite pair of jeans, you get a smile on your face. It is an unexpected find. Maybe you remember how it got there.   Read More...

  • Chambliss Attorneys Listed in ‘Best Lawyers’

    This article was originally published in the Hamilton County Herald.Twenty-two attorneys at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, Best Lawyers has named two Chambliss attorneys and one 2016 retiree as Lawyers of the Year.Best Lawyers recognized Tim Gibbons as the 2017 Construction Law Chattanooga Lawyer of the Year. Gibbons, listed since 2013, is a former licensed architect who focuses...  Read More...

  • Planning For The Future: Ensuring Your Children's Care through Elder Law

    This article was originally published on eparent.com.Knowing your family will be safe and secure, even when you may not be around to care for them, is a concern nearly every parent faces—a concern only amplified for parents of children with special needs. But it’s not an issue without an answer. Elder law— which specializes in special needs trusts, estate planning, incapacity procedures and more — is a powerful tool that can not only ensure your peace of mind now but secu...  Read More...

  • Effectively Managing Your EHR Relationship

    This article was originally published on PhysiciansPractice.com. Now that the digitization of healthcare information has evolved from a preference to a mandate, healthcare providers face the need to make ""Meaningful Use of EHRs or lose existing Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement levels. At the same time, healthcare entities must choose the right EHR platform — a seemingly overwhelming decision because of the number of choices, the ever-changing identities of vendors and th...  Read More...

  • One of Chattanooga's Oldest Law Firms Adds Nashville Presence with Government Expertise

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. One of Chattanooga's oldest law firms is adding a Nashville presence — at least when the Tennessee General Assembly is in session.Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. added Nicole Osborne to its 65-attorney staff at the end of last year to head the firm's first governmental affairs division.   Read More...

  • Aging Forum for Chattanooga's Geriatric Community, Caretakers this Week

    This article was originally published on nooga.com. Chattanooga Friends of Elder Justice's 2016 Southeast Tennessee Aging Forum: It Takes a Village for baby boomers, their family members, geriatric professionals and caretakers will take place April 1 at Concord Baptist Church to discuss questions and showcase multifaceted resources to help locals "age well."A wide spectrum of topics—including self-care, navigating Medicare, estate planning, legal issues facing elders, and how to identify and pre...  Read More...

  • Outstanding UTC Students Honored by Chambliss Law Firm

    This article was originally published in the Hamilton County Herald.Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel honored the 2015-2016 John C. Stophel Distinguished Students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the firm’s annual Stophel Scholars reception on Thursday, Feb. 11.The reception at the Chambliss Conference Center in Liberty Tower offered the 10 award recipients, including one graduate and nine undergraduate students, the opportunity to meet and engage with members of Chattanooga’...  Read More...

  • Ethics Among Social Workers and Attorneys: The Value of a Referral Relationship

    This article was originally published on socialworktoday.com. The often-blurred lines between social work and law present an age-old ethical challenge for those in the social work field. Sharing common interests and objectives—such as improving quality of life for clients, combatting social injustice, and promoting social well-being—social workers and attorneys are often faced with needs and issues that intersect and go beyond their respective scope of services.   Read More...

  • Attorneys Draft Free Wills for Dozens of First Responders

    This article was originally published in the Hamilton County Herald. Nearly 50 first responders took advantage of Saturday’s Wills for Heroes program, which provided free wills and other estate planning documents to emergency personnel employed within Hamilton County.The annual event was held at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, and was sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (TBA-YLD) and the national Wills for Heroes Foundation. Roughly 30 attorneys from Chambliss and ...  Read More...

  • Chattanooga Lawyers to Provide Free Wills for Emergency First Responders

    This article was originally published in the Hamilton County Herald. The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD), in conjunction with dozens of local attorneys, will be drafting free wills and other basic estate planning documents for first responders employed within Hamilton County and their spouses on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.   Read More...

  • Liberty Tower, Law Firm in Chattanooga Earn LEED Gold Certification

    This article was originally published on rebusinessonline.com. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded Liberty Tower, a 214,000-square-foot office building in Chattanooga, LEED Gold certification, making it the largest LEED Gold-certified core and shell project in Tennessee.   Read More...

  • Chambliss Law Firm and Liberty Tower Earn Dual LEED® Gold Certifications

    This article was originally published on ibtimes.com. While attaining LEED Gold certification, Chambliss law firm reduced its office footprint by 9% largely by reducing its reliance on paper and embracing electronic file storage. While 60% of office furnishing were reused during construction, 50% of waste was also diverted from area landfills and either recycled, repurposed or reused.   Read More...

  • Building, Tenant Achieve Energy Advantages while Earning Gold Environmental Status

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. When the late Jim Berry bought the 17-story Chestnut Tower next to his own Republic Centre in 2009, he quickly realized what was then a largely vacant building would need to be revamped to be successful.So after paying $4 million to Franklin Haney, the original developer of the office tower, Berry proceeded to spend another $20 million to revamp and upgrade the Chestnut Street office complex with a new shell, windows, heating and air c...  Read More...

  • Chambliss Attorney Rosemarie Hill Honored With Fellowship From The American Bar Foundation

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com. The American Bar Foundation announced the nomination of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. attorney Rosemarie Hill to its fellowship program.   Read More...