Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., announces the addition of new members to support the firm's 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 joined as associate attorneys, and Brenda Binder and Kim Chrisco will serve as paralegals.
"We are proud to employ a new class of talent that will provide another layer of value and expertise at our firm," said Mark Cunningham, managing shareholder for Chambliss. "These new additions complement our existing service teams and strengthen Chambliss' recognized commitment to extraordinary client service."
In her role as paralegal, Ms. Binder assists 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. She serves as project manager for the closing of transactions, including for the firm's expanding mergers and acquisitions group.
Ms. Chrisco, also a paralegal, brings nearly two decades of experience in real estate, corporate estate planning, probate, and estate and trust administration to Chambliss. She has a wealth of regional knowledge from working with clients in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Mr. Crowfoot is an associate attorney in Chambliss' real estate group and works on a wide variety of transactions for clients in the construction, food and beverage, and hospitality industries. Mr. Crowfoot is highly trusted counsel to institutional and individual investors, landlords, and tenants throughout the Southeast. His vast experience includes representing clients in the purchase, sale, financing, and development of brand hotels, negotiating and drafting hundreds of commercial leases, and advising investors on laws and regulations in multiple markets. Mr. Crowfoot frequently speaks and writes on real estate and market trends. He 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. Mr. Crowfoot graduated cum laude from Charleston School of Law and received an LL.M. in real property development from the University of Miami. His undergraduate degree is from Dartmouth College.
Chattanooga native Ms. Siciliano joined 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. Ms. 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. Ms. 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.