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Chamberlain Hrdlicka Expands Renowned Tax Controversy & Litigation Practice in Atlanta, Hires Two Associates

July 25, 2022

Chamberlain Hrdlicka Atlanta Office expands with new Associates in Tax Controversy & Litigation

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to welcome Associates John Bartel and Victor Fox to the firm’s Atlanta office. These additions expand the firm’s nationally recognized Tax Controversy & Litigation practice, composed of attorneys experienced in advising and representing taxpayers before federal, state and local taxing authorities and in all federal and state courts where tax disputes are litigated. These attorneys are the latest additions to Chamberlain’s rapidly growing Atlanta office, adding seven lawyers to its headcount so far in 2022.

John M. Bartel

Bartel brings in-depth tax knowledge and practical experience to Chamberlain. While in law school, Bartel worked to become a well-rounded attorney in a variety of legal environments, including Fortune 500 corporations Citigroup and Sykes Enterprises Inc., a boutique business law firm and a federal judicial externship with the Honorable Catherine P. McEwen of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

He also served as a notes & comments editor for the Stetson Law Review, the president of Stetson’s Tax Law Society and a tax preparation volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Bartel is a “triple hatter”—he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, as well as his Juris Doctor degree, from Stetson University. This spring, Bartel was awarded his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Victor M. Fox

Fox focuses his practice on a variety of complex tax controversy issues. Prior to joining Chamberlain, he served as a summer associate and law clerk for an Am Law 200 firm in Colorado. At that firm, Fox assisted the Cannabis group and the International Wealth and Asset Planning group in a wide range of matters from regulatory compliance to tax planning to tax controversy. His passion for tax controversy stems from his time assisting cannabis businesses with complex tax controversy issues over IRC Section 280E.

While in law school, Fox founded the Student National Cannabis Bar Association (a student subsidiary of the International Cannabis Bar Association) and organized the inaugural Florida Cannabis Symposium, an annual CLE-accredited event. He served as a Levin Student Ambassador, a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team, a member of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy, vice president of the Jewish Law Student Association, a member of the Latino Law Student Association and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University, his Juris Doctor degree cum laude and earned a certificate in intellectual property from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.