“We are grateful for the success we have enjoyed, and are honored to be sharing this milestone with our clients and the community,” said Dana Perry, Chambliss’ president and managing shareholder. “We believe the principal reason we have been successful is our commitment to serving our clients, without sacrificing integrity. Our commitment to our community, whether through pro bono legal work, civic involvement or charitable projects, also has been an abiding thread throughout the firm’s history.”
To celebrate the milestone, the law firm has revamped its logo and brand.
“We are excited to share our new logo and brand with our clients and the community,” said Perry. “The new logo has a more modern emphasis, in keeping with the firm’s commitment to cutting-edge legal work, technology and environmental sustainability.”
Through the years, Chambliss attorneys have taken on important national cases, such as combating federal government regulations that could have killed Coca-Cola and helping a client negotiate the purchase of “The New York Times” newspaper. Its attorneys have also received numerous prestigious awards over the years. Most recently, the American Bar Association honored senior Chambliss attorney Max Bahner with the 2011 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement during the ABA’s annual meeting in Toronto. Each year, the American Bar Association recognizes one attorney who has demonstrated outstanding legal ability and has a distinguished record of service to the legal profession and the community.
“No matter what we have them working on, the Chambliss team is a group of experienced and talented individuals,” said Steve Anderson, vice president of administration for Astec Industries. “Their work is of the highest quality and they are extremely responsive to our needs.”
During its 125 years, Chambliss attorneys have worked with entrepreneurs and growing businesses in a variety of industries, fostering Chattanooga’s tradition of local business formation and expansion. The firm’s Emerging and Technology Companies practice group is continuing this tradition, providing legal services for emerging technology innovators and entrepreneurs.
“Volkswagen Group of America congratulates Chambliss Bahner and Stophel and all of its team members on the firm’s 125th anniversary. The firm has a distinguished history of service to its clients and the communities where it operates,” said David Geanacopoulos, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel for Volkswagen. “Volkswagen appreciates Chambliss’ contribution of excellent services and other resources made available in Chattanooga.”
Since the legal field is constantly changing, Chambliss’ strategy is to hire new talent based on anticipated needs of its clients, so they are prepared for any challenges that may arise.
“The transportation industry is complicated and always changing as far as restrictions and regulations,” said Ted Alling, CEO of Access America Transport. “The multiple levels of expertise within the Chambliss firm, along with their ability to respond quickly, allow us to adapt expediently to any challenge we might face and not hamper our expanding operations.”
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. serves as counsel for regional, national, and international businesses, financial institutions, local governments and non-profit organizations. The firm’s major practice areas include corporate law, automotive law, health care, non-profit law, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, environmental law, financial services, real estate, taxation and all aspects of litigation.