Who We Are

Chambliss Startup Group is committed to assisting the growth and development of startup companies. Chambliss Startup Group offers free clinic hours, full legal services, and social events designed to support and nurture entrepreneurs as they turn their ideas into successful businesses. Our Startup Socials offer an informal and enjoyable networking opportunity for members of the startup community to come together, learn more about what is happening in Chattanooga and the surrounding area, and encourage each other on their startup journeys.

Entrepreneurs and emerging businesses have the energy, drive, and ideas that make our community stronger and more competitive. We want to inspire and support camaraderie among Chattanooga’s growing startup community and remove the legal obstacles between your vision and success.

Chambliss Startup Group – where legal expertise meets great ideas.

Chambliss Startup - Who We Are


  • Entity choice and formation including LLC, partnership, sole proprietorship, C-Corp, S-Corp, and corporation
  • Fundraising, capital, and investment options
  • Contract preparation for employees, suppliers, and vendors
  • Intellectual property protection, defense against infringement, and advertising advice; patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, etc.
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Compliance with state, federal and international data privacy laws and regulations including HIPAA, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Liability limitation strategies and dispute resolution
  • Employment and independent contractor issues including matters related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), confidentiality, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Website privacy policies, terms of use, and SaaS agreements
  • Lease and real estate agreements
  • Guidance on today’s technology laws and regulations
  • Stock options and incentive plans, executive compensation
  • Sale or transfer of ownership interests

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    What We Do

    Recognizing that every startup has unique concerns, Chambliss business lawyers tailor services to meet the needs of the individual business. The firm’s experience encompasses not just formation, but all stages of business development and structuring to meet the evolving needs of clients as their businesses grow and change.