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J. Nelson Irvine

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

    Nelson Irvine practices in the areas of corporate and business organizations, partnerships and limited liability companies; corporate and business planning, with a concentration on private and family owned business; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate governance and non-profit organizations. Mr. Irvine is the author of various articles, published forms and regularly presents seminars.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law (Business Planning, Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Family Businesses, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Limited Liability, Structuring of Business Entities, Transactions)

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Liberty Tower, Suite 1700
605 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Phone: 423-757-0208
Firm Phone: 423-756-3000


  • University of North Carolina (BA) (1963)
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D.) (1966)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, United States

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee for LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities — Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Tax, Probate & Trust Section, Business Law Section, Executive Council; Drafting Committees for TN LLC Act, TN Revised LLC Act, TN Revised Uniform Partnership Act; TBA Business Entity Study Committee — Member
  • Chattanooga Bar Association — Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga — Member
  • Reflection Riding, Inc. — Director and President
  • Rotary Club of Chattanooga — Member
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga — Director and Vice Chairman
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1987-1989 — Adjunct Professor


  • Fellow, American, Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Foundations
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Chester C. Chattin, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Tennessee, 1966-1968
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
  • Who's Who Legal USA: Corporate Tax, 2006
  • William D. Pettway Jr. Memorial Leadership Award YMCA's, 2008


  • Tennessee Supreme Court