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Front Page - Friday, May 14, 2021

Chambliss Law adds 3 experienced attorneys

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel has added three experienced attorneys – Shelton Swafford Chambers, JR Glenn and M. Craig Smith – to enhance its estate and tax, financial services, labor and employment and real estate practices.

With more than a decade of experience and dual law and accounting degrees, Chambers advises high-net worth individuals and families on their estate planning and tax needs, including asset protection planning, charitable and foundation planning, conservatorships, elder law, estate and trust matters and special needs planning.

In addition, she works with business owners to develop succession plans and advises nonprofit organizations on applying for and maintaining their tax-exempt status and best practices.

Chambers dedicates much of her time to working with clients on building a family governance structure.

She is a certified public accountant and a member of several professional organizations, including the Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga and Chattanooga Tax Practitioners.

In addition, Chambers serves on the Normal Park Spark board of directors.

Glenn recently joined the Chambliss labor and employment team after nearly a decade of experience in labor and employment counseling and litigation in Chicago.

Combining his legal experience and a prior human resources role at General Electric, Glenn provides clients with counsel on matters ranging from day-to-day operations to long-term strategies.

He leads business owners, operators and human resources professionals in making informed decisions related to labor and employee relations, occupational health and safety issues, employment counseling and litigation, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, business organization, planning and corporate governance issues, as well as employment-related litigation and risk management.

Glenn serves clients operating in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, hospitality, transportation and warehousing, construction, real estate and utilities.

In addition to Tennessee, Glenn is licensed to practice in Illinois, the District of Columbia, Michigan and Texas.

Smith advises businesses and financial institutions worldwide. He also represents clients such as landlords, corporate businesses and utility providers.

His practice also involves navigating issues related to insolvency, restructuring, loan documentation and commercial litigation on the federal and state levels.

Smith also serves as a resource for banks and credit unions for creditors’ rights issues related to loan enforcement, workouts and collateral liquidation.

He is active in the local community, holding leadership roles with both professional and civic organizations like the Chattanooga Bar Association, Habitat for Humanity and National Park Partners.

Smith is also a Chattanooga Bar Association Fellow and has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for many years.

Source: Chambliss Law