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Front Page - Friday, August 21, 2020

Chambliss Bahner & Stophel adds pair of associates, paralegals

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel has added new members to support its services in the areas of dispute resolution, business, commercial lending, estate planning, financial transactions, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate.

Josh Crowfoot and Kathleen Siciliano join the firm as associate attorneys, while Brenda Binder and Kim Chrisco will serve as paralegals.

Crowfoot is an associate attorney in Chambliss’ real estate group and works on a variety of transactions for clients in the construction, food and beverage, and hospitality industries.

He provides counsel to institutional and individual investors, landlords and tenants throughout the Southeast. His experience includes representing clients in the purchase, sale, financing and development of brand hotels, negotiating and drafting commercial leases, and advising investors on laws and regulations in multiple markets.

Crowfoot frequently speaks and writes on real estate and market trends.

He also is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Within the American Bar Association, he serves as chair of the Young Lawyer’s Network, vice chair of the retail leasing committee, vice chair of the purchase and sale committee, and vice chair of senior housing and assisted living.

Crowfoot graduated cum laude from Charleston School of Law and earned a Master of Laws in real property development from the University of Miami. His undergraduate degree is from Dartmouth College.

Chattanooga native Siciliano joins Chambliss’ labor and employment section as an associate attorney. She provides day-to-day counsel to employers of all sizes on a variety of matters, including employment agreements, handbooks and other employment policies, medical leave and disability, and discipline and termination.

Siciliano also defends Chambliss clients against administrative charges and in employment-related litigation.

She works with clients in a number of industries, including in automotive, chemical, food and beverage, manufacturing, municipal and government, and transportation and logistics.

Siciliano is a graduate of James Madison University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. She serves as a board member for the Girls Preparatory School Alumnae Council.

In her role as paralegal, Binder will assist the Chambliss team with the formation, governance, conversion and dissolution of both for-profit and nonprofit entities. She works on Regulation D filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and submissions to state securities regulators.

Binder also serves as project manager for the closing of transactions, including for the firm’s expanding mergers and acquisitions group.

Chrisco brings nearly two decades of experience in real estate, corporate estate planning, probate, and estate and trust administration to Chambliss. She has worked with clients in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas.

Source: Chambliss Law