Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Elects 2 New Shareholders

Monday, February 18, 2013
Mark Addison
Mark Addison

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel announced that Mark Addison and Jim Catanzaro, Jr. have become shareholders of the firm.

“Mark and Jim are respected locally and regionally for their outstanding commitment to client service and exceptional legal expertise,” said Dana Perry, president and managing shareholder of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel. “They have the talent to work anywhere in the country, and we are honored to have them as part of the team that is taking the firm to a new level.” 

Mr. Addison joined Chambliss in 2009 and works in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration and taxation, elder law and conservatorships. He assists clients to prevent the payment of excessive and unnecessary estate, gift and income tax through innovative lifetime and post mortem planning. Mr. Addison also advises clients on long-term care planning, planning for Medicaid rules, and the drafting and administration of special and supplemental needs trusts. In addition, he frequently presents in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate administration. Mr. Addison earned a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, and received a B.S. from Southern Adventist University. He is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Mr. Catanzaro, a member of the firm's health care and business sections since 2011, focuses his practice in the areas of counseling physicians groups, mental health facilities, hospitals and other health care providers, as well as handling a wide variety of business matters, from contract negotiations to transactional and regulatory issues. In addition, Mr. Catanzaro leads the firm’s nonprofit practice group. He has presented on topics ranging from HIPAA regulations to employer social media risks and effective governance and board member obligations. Mr. Catanzaro received both a J.D. and B.A. from Ohio State University, and he is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia.

Jim Catanzaro, Jr.
Jim Catanzaro, Jr.

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