Chambliss Startup Group

Founded in 2011, Chambliss Startup Group is deeply rooted in the startup community and provides comprehensive, 360° legal advice to entrepreneurs, emerging and high growth companies, and investors in a variety of industries.


Chambliss Startup Group takes a comprehensive, 360° approach to advising entrepreneurs, emerging and high growth companies, and investors. We are deeply rooted in the startup community and counsel clients in a variety of industries, including healthtech, 3-D printing, transportation and logistics, real estate, and manufacturing. Some of our clients include Branch Technology, Pass it Down, CO.STARTERS, and International Maritime Security Associates.

We advise businesses and entrepreneurs on raising capital and investments, IP protection, employment considerations, general business strategies, complex transactions and contracts, and risk mitigation. From the complex situations to the fundamental questions – we are here for it all. Our experience encompasses all stages of business development and structuring to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Founders, executives, investors, and community stakeholders turn to our team for advice because they value our passion, commitment to the startup community, and diverse skill sets. Maximizing opportunity by providing forward thinking strategies and cost effective legal solutions, including flexible fee arrangements, is our top priority.

We serve clients across the U.S. in a variety of industries and are a dedicated partner in Chattanooga’s rapidly evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our firm’s longstanding relationship with EPB has enabled us to be on the ground floor with some of Chattanooga’s most innovative technology projects, including The Gig, and we work closely with The Enterprise Center on supporting Chattanooga’s Innovation District. Our attorneys dedicate their time supporting The Company Lab (CO.LAB) and other local organizations, frequently serving as mentors in accelerator programs, offering community office hours, speaking at Startup Week Cha, evaluating pitches at demo events, volunteering as board members, and providing insight through the Chambliss Startup Group blog.


Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance (Specialty)
  • Lease Review (Specialty)
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)
  • Watershed Planning

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business (Specialty)
  • Tax Services (Specialty)
  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Optimization (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Business Succession Planning (Specialty)
  • Diversification (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding Preparation (Specialty)
  • Debt Funding Preparation (Specialty)
  • Equity Funding Preparation (Specialty)
  • Funding Strategy (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Policies and Templates (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)

Legal Services

  • Contract Review (Specialty)
  • Employee Relations (Specialty)
  • Environmental Compliance (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Labor Relations (Specialty)
  • Lease Review (Specialty)
  • Patent Seminars (Specialty)
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)


  • Lease Review Assistance (Specialty)

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Pollution Prevention

Product Development

  • Patent Information (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification (Specialty)
  • Codes (Specialty)
  • Environmental Compliance (Specialty)
  • Government Requirements (Specialty)
  • Insurance Requirements (Specialty)
  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Trademark and Copyright Information (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Preparation Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Registration


  • Health and Safety Training (Specialty)
  • Human Resources Training (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes

Events and Community Building

  • Startup Drinks
Contact Information
Willa Kalaidjian
605 Chestnut Street
Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450