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1. Love of Public Service Drives Caldwell to Law School Role
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
In 2008, the Tennessee Supreme Court laid out a strategic plan to get attorneys more involved in pro bono work.
Though it isn’t required of the state’s professionals, there is an inspirational goal of 50 hours per year of public service that is heavily encouraged by the justices.
2. Schools Merger Saga Faces Busy Day
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Countywide school board members will discuss and vote Tuesday, April 30, on starting the process of closing 11 more schools, one agenda item during what promises to be a busy day in the schools consolidation saga.
3. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.
4. Centennial on Tap for Traffic Club of Memphis
- Monday, January 28, 2013
The Traffic Club of Memphis is kick-starting its 100-year celebration with the introduction of its 2013 officers, led for the second straight year by president Mason Wilson.
The club’s activities this year will feature a series of local events, including the Traffic Club International annual conference in September.
5. School Board Divisions Resurface
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.
Near the beginning of this week’s meeting, school board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of other post-employment benefits (OPEB).
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Talk Shoppe and the Small Business Chamber will present “The Mastermind Principle: Based on the Book ‘Think & Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit smallbusinesschamber.com or talkshoppe.biz.
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will collect donations for its Gifts for God’s Children program as part of the #GivingTuesday campaign Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Homewood Suites at 5811 Poplar Ave., 3583 Hacks Cross Road and 7855 Wolf River Blvd. Visit ccwtn.org or call 722-4797.
8. Ben F. Jones Law Chapter Chooses Officers
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association has tapped new officers and board members for 2013. And the group’s president-elect talks about the group’s work in a way that heralds a continuing service to the Memphis community.
9. Full Docket
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Here’s a look at what’s going on at the moment in the city’s legal community and some things that are on the horizon.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. On Oct. 27, the school held its 50th anniversary celebration for the Downtown facility, which opened in 2010 and marked a new chapter for a building that once was the Front Street post office for nearly 40 years and a federal courthouse before that.
10. Airports and Stock Exchange Reopen After Superstorm Sandy
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck.
11. School Board Debates Sales Tax Support
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Countywide school board members debated Tuesday, Oct. 23, the idea of backing a half cent countywide sales tax hike.
Half of the estimated $60 million in revenue from the tax hike on the November ballot would got to local education by state law.
12. Board Looks to ‘Inconvenient Circumstances’
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
As Bartlett aldermen approved additional legal expenses Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Memphis federal court fight over municipal school districts, countywide school board members elected in the Aug. 2 elections and two new board members appointed Monday by the Shelby County Commission took their oaths of office.
13. School Board to Consider Aitken’s Role in Transition
- Monday, August 27, 2012
Countywide school board members have been known to debate what is on their agenda for as long as an hour or so before moving on to other matters.
That may be the case Tuesday, Aug. 28, when the board picks up where it left off at their work session a week ago.
14. Work Remains for Superintendent Selection Group
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The group trying to come up with a process for selecting a superintendent to lead the merger of Shelby County’s two school systems has a lot of lead work to do in a short time.
The group is likely to have numerous discussions in the coming weeks about what kind of school system that superintendent will be leading. The countywide school board hasn’t yet acted on the set of recommendations from the planning commission that will define the merged school district’s structure and scope.
15. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
16. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.
17. School Board Votes Not To Renew Cash's Contract
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The countywide school board voted Tuesday, June 19, not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash past August 2013 when it is scheduled to run out.
The 14-8 vote came during two back-to-back school board meetings covering five hours in which the board also agreed to talk more about a process for selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come at a meeting next week.
18. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel will speak. Cost for lunch is $25 for nonmembers.
20. Harris Named Payroll Specialist At New Patrick Payroll Div.
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tammy Harris has been named the payroll specialist at Patrick Payroll, a newly branded division of the certified public accounting firm Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC. Patrick Payroll is housed in Patrick Accounting’s office in Germantown.
21. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
22. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
23. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.
That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.
24. Deadline Looms for Complex Aug. Elections
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
The August elections were already going to be more complex than usual. There are the changes from this year’s drawing of new district lines for the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.
25. Burton Promoted to PR Manager at inferno
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Ashley Burton has been promoted to public relations manager at inferno. Burton joined the agency in 2005 and most recently served as a public relations account executive.
26. Worldly View
- Monday, March 12, 2012
Ron Paul would feel right at home in the Economic Club of Memphis audience next week.
Duke University professor Bruce Caldwell will speak to the club Thursday, March 15, to make a presentation titled “Some (mostly) Austrian insights for these trying times.” That’s Austrian, as in the Austrian school of economic thought represented by a particular brand of deficit hawkishness, bailout-ballyhooing and bristling against big government that Paul the perennial Republican presidential candidate loudly champions.
27. Pruitt Keeps Centre Group Running Smoothly
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Holly Pruitt is office manager of The Centre Group, a human resources consulting firm. Pruitt handles accounting and administrative duties and works closely with the company’s marketing firm.
28. GUMC, School Unite for ThinkShow Production
- Friday, March 02, 2012
The audience for Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School’s production of “Treemonisha,” an adaptation of a musical written by African-American ragtime composer Scott Joplin, included a few guests that surprised and delighted the children performing.
29. City Closes Books on Dynamic Year
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
If there’s one thing 2011 proved about the legal profession in Memphis, it’s how intrinsic it is to the daily ebb and flow of life in the city and how deeply enmeshed it is in the big news stories of the day, from politics to business.
30. Federal Roundup Nabs $76M in Counterfeit Goods
- Friday, December 23, 2011
MIAMI (AP) – Authorities conducting a six-week counterfeit sweep in three countries seized 327,000 phony items including fake Hello Kitty clothing and cheap imitation Casio G-Shock sport watches that if legitimate carry suggested retail prices of more than $76 million, federal investigators said Thursday.
- Thursday, December 15, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Social Media Update” Thursday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Memphis – Southaven, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. Registration for the free event begins at 7:30 a.m. The briefing will address issues related to the National Labor Relations Act, including whether a company’s social media policy violates the act. To register, visit www.bakerdonelson.com/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
32. ULI Event To Tackle CRE Outlook
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Most commercial real estate markets have stabilized, but improvement in occupancies and rents won’t be as certain in 2012.
That’s the message real estate professionals will receive Tuesday, Dec. 6, when the Urban Land Institute District Council Memphis hosts its fifth annual Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis’ Tennessee Ballroom, 3700 Central Ave.
33. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
34. Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board
- Monday, October 03, 2011
The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.
And the 23 members of the countywide Shelby County Schools board take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3 at the MCS auditorium.
35. Stone Joins Metropolitan Bank As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kent Stone has joined Metropolitan Bank as a mortgage specialist.
36. Shocker: Power Demand From US Homes is Falling
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – American homes are more cluttered than ever with devices, and they all need power: Cellphones and iPads that have to be charged, DVRs that run all hours, TVs that light up in high definition.
37. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
They’ve argued landmark cases in Memphis courtrooms in addition to representing everyday clients. They’ve grown into lions of the local legal profession. And they’ve helped tilt the course of history in the city.
38. Kanda Joins Electronic Vaulting Services as VP
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Amit Kanda has been hired by Electronic Vaulting Services LLC as the new vice president of IT and business development.
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
The Delta – Everything Southern! Conference will be held this weekend. It begins with a tour of the city Thursday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday features eight speakers from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall on the University of Memphis campus. A two-day tour of the Mississippi Delta will be held Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. For more information or to register, visit www.memphis.edu/deltaconference/register.php.
40. Patterson Named Shareholder At Baker Donelson
- Thursday, May 19, 2011
Lori Patterson’s career has come full circle. Fresh out of law school in 1997, Patterson began a clerkship with federal appeals court Judge John C. Godbold. In 1999, she settled in at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, where she was mentored by influential professionals in her field.
41. Bryant Joins RedRover
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a breakfast briefing forum titled “Hiring: Starting the Employment Relationship Off on the Right Note” Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Baker Donelson’s office at 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or email@example.com.
43. Business Park Slated for Auction Block
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
In the past five years, real estate foreclosures have run the gamut from hospitality to retail to multifamily to high-end residential to industrial.
As the commercial market in particular continues to be plagued with record-high vacancies and downward pressure on rental rates, investors are feeling the brunt of the crisis.
44. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.
45. Memphis Bar Names Annual Award Winners
- Friday, December 03, 2010
Attorney John Cannon took the gavel Thursday as the incoming president of the Memphis Bar Association at Thursday’s MBA annual meeting at The Racquet Club.
46. Bar Association Meeting Moves East
- Thursday, December 02, 2010
The Memphis Bar Association will announce the election of new officers at its annual meeting Thursday at The Racquet Club of Memphis in addition to handing out awards to hard-working attorneys whose professionalism, volunteer spirit and service to the profession have earned them distinction.
47. Bankers’ Reactions Mixed to Fed Jumpstart Attempt
- Friday, November 05, 2010
A harbinger of rampant inflation. A sign the economy is still not on the right track. A Hail Mary pass.
That’s a sampling of the reaction from Memphis bankers and financial professionals to this week’s news the Federal Reserve Board is effectively printing money to buy $600 billion of U.S. government bonds over the next eight months.
48. Mercer Capital Promotes Heinz to Senior VP
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nicholas J. Heinz has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercer Capital. Heinz joined Mercer Capital in 2000 and is a senior member of the Mercer’s investment banking corporate valuation division.
49. U of M School of Music Appoints Rushing Director
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dr. Randal Rushing, professor of voice and soloist of the concert and opera stage, has been appointed director for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Rushing has been a faculty member at the school for 20 years.
50. Skypeck Elected to Brewers Association Board
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Chuck Skypeck, founder of Bosco’s Brewing Co. and Ghost River Brewing, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent brewers. Skypeck previously served on the board from 2001 to 2006.
51. Lehman Bros. Reclaims Midtown Acreage
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The continuing saga of the Midtown land slated for a major mixed-use redevelopment took another twist Monday morning when the lender reclaimed the property for $3.15 million on the Shelby County Courthouse steps.
52. Lehman Brothers Reclaims Foreclosed Midtown Acreage
- Monday, April 19, 2010
The continuing saga of the Midtown land slated for a major mixed-use redevelopment took another twist Monday morning when the lender reclaimed the property for $3.15 million on the Shelby County Courthouse steps.
53. GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been with GreenScape since 1992 and also has served the company in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing. His civic and community activities include serving as treasurer of the Tennessee Republican Party, and as a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the University Club of Memphis.
54. American Esoteric Laboratories Buys Land for New Headquarters
- Tuesday, March 30, 2010
1701 Century Center Parkway
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $2 Million
Sale Date: March 18, 2010
Buyer: Memphis Pathology Laboratory/American Esoteric Laboratories
Seller: Whitten Partnership Ltd.
- Thursday, March 25, 2010
Methodist Hospice will host the Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual “Living with Grief” teleconference today from noon to 3 p.m. at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital-Medical Auditorium, 50 N. Dunlap St. The conference will focus on cancer and end-of-life care. For more information or to register, call Lettie Blundon at 516-1744.
56. U of M Event To Draw Top Labor Lawyers
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
The University of Memphis Law Review is preparing for its annual spring symposium titled “Labor and Employment Law: Evolution or Revolution?”
Friday’s event will feature national speakers from federal agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and labor organizations such as the AFL-CIO. It also will emphasize the grand stature of the U of M law school’s new Downtown facility.
57. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members
- Monday, December 07, 2009
At the Memphis Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Thursday at The Peabody hotel, the MBA announced its 2010 officers and new members of its board of directors.
Immediate past president Art Quinn passed the gavel to incoming president Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC automatically move to the positions of vice president/president-elect and treasurer, respectively. Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., was chosen as secretary.
58. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.
59. Wright Medical Buys Arlington Bldg. For Distribution Needs
- Tuesday, November 10, 2009
11481 Gulf Stream Ave.
Arlington, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $1.6 Million
Sale Date: Oct. 29, 2009
Buyer: Wright Medical Technology Inc.
Seller: Covington Furniture Manufacturing Co.
Details: Wright Medical Group Inc. has bought a 56,340-square-foot building at 11481 Gulf Stream Ave. near its Arlington campus to increase distribution capacity. Operating in the transaction as Wright Medical Technology Inc., the company paid $1.6 million for the building, which was completed in 1973 and sits on 4.29 acres near the intersection of Tenn. 385 and U.S. 70.
60. Caputo Joins Baker Donelson’s Construction Law Practice
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Chris Caputo has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Caputo concentrates his practice in construction law and has experience in representing public and private owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, financial institutions and design professionals.
61. Enclave Partnership Files Loan For 19 Lots of Enclave at Sparkle Creek
- Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Enclave at Sparkle Creek Planned Development
Unincorporated Shelby County
Loan Amount: $1.5 Million
Loan Date: Aug. 13, 2009
Maturity Date: Aug. 15, 2011
Borrower: The Enclave Partnership
Lender: Merchants & Planters Bank
62. Legal Battle Over Tennessee Plan Continues
- Thursday, August 06, 2009
A statewide debate continues after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Tennessee Plan, the state system for appointing judges to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “Ethical Leadership” today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Kristi Tarbell will lead the workshop. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
64. Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.
65. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
66. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Memphis Area Women Business Owners will hold a wine and cheese mixer today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 122. For reservations, e-mail Tess Bear at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nita Black email@example.com or Alandas Dobbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
68. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
69. Auto Industry Girds for Another Weak Sales Month
- Monday, November 03, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - The auto industry is preparing to report yet another month of rapidly slowing sales – possibly the worst in decades – as the same toxic combination of the credit crunch and the careening economy continue to keep consumers away from dealerships.
70. Settlement Funds To Honor Cauley
- Thursday, September 18, 2008
It was the kind of gathering you normally wouldn’t associate with the settlement of a class action case involving urethane.
Several hours in advance of the hearing before Circuit Court Judge Jerry Stokes last week, some of those who would benefit from the settlement gathered at the Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC law firm across from Court Square in Downtown.
71. Middle Eastern Visitors Get Look At Memphis Law System
- Thursday, May 01, 2008
Saud y Al Sanea has seen temptation in the form of an iPod. It's not the iPod itself. The temptation is the card needed to upload music from iTunes to fill the iPod.
It can take two weeks to get one of the cards in Kuwait City where he is a public prosecutor at Kuwait's Ministry of Justice. But you can buy a knock-off version on the streets and some stores of Kuwait City much sooner.
72. Court Rules in Favor Of Railroads In Valuation Challenges
- Thursday, December 20, 2007
Railroads and government can be a volatile mix. Each guards their interests closely and those interests intersect frequently.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month clears up a controversy that's been awaiting a court decision since it became a footnote 20 years ago in a related ruling by the high court.
- Thursday, September 20, 2007
The Institute of Management Accountants - Memphis Chapter will hold its monthly Technical Session today at 11:45 a.m. in the Medallion Restaurant in the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The event is $20. For reservations or more information, visit www.imamemphis.org.
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host its "Researching Grant Funding" workshop today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the alliance office, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. The event is $65 for members, $55 for participants in the Alliance's Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. Call Nancy McGee at 684-6605 for more information.
75. Baker Donelson's John Branson Combines Business, Law Educations in Practice
- Thursday, August 16, 2007
The combination of John R. Branson's education in business and marketing and his degree in law works to his advantage as a litigator.
Branson, who is a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, practices all types of litigation. During his career, he has worked in trademark, copyright and patent law. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases.
76. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.
77. Memphis Biofuels Files Federal Suit Against U.S. Alternative Fuels
- Friday, June 15, 2007
Memphis Biofuels LLC has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against U.S. Alternative Fuels LLC, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
78. Supreme Court Decision Could Shed Different Light on Patents
- Thursday, May 31, 2007
A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way Memphis businesses look at patents.
One thing is for sure, it will definitely change the way attorneys look at them.
In a unanimous ruling on a patent case in late April, the court used a new, more flexible standard that favors competition and ultimately will make it more difficult to get - and keep - patents on new and existing products.
79. Marshall Changes Administrative Roles at Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Barry Marshall has been named administrator of clinical business development at Methodist University Hospital. Marshall has worked at Methodist since 2004 as administrator of the Transplant Institute. Prior to joining Methodist, he worked at the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati where he was the administrator of transplant services and later the director of transplant services and managed care. He received a bachelor's degree in health care administration in 1999 from Columbus, Ohio-based Franklin University and a master's degree in business administration in 2005 from Caldwell, Idaho-based Canyon College.
80. Interest in Evolving Law Led Chiles to Become an Attorney
- Thursday, May 03, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the fourth in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Leigh M. Chiles grew up less than an hour's drive from Memphis on a cotton farm in Arkansas.
81. Baker Donelson Shareholder Thrives in Pressure-Packed Legal Profession
- Thursday, April 26, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the third in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
When attorney Mark A. B. Carlson thought about being a lawyer, the thing that excited him was going to law school.
82. Attorney Finds Success at Baker Donelson After 'Insanity' Moment at 35 Led to New Start
- Thursday, April 19, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the second in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
John B. Burns is one of five attorneys who earlier this year were named shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. He joined Mark A.B. Carlson, Leigh M. Chiles, Angie C. Davis and Clinton J. Simpson in the distinction.
83. Chance Encounter Leads English Teacher To Legal Career at Baker Donelson
- Thursday, April 12, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the first in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Angie C. Davis is one of five attorneys who earlier this year were named shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. She joined John B. Burns, Mark A.B. Carlson, Leigh M. Chiles and Clinton J. Simpson in the distinction.
84. Baker Donelson AddsFive New Shareholders
- Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has announced the addition of the following five new shareholders to its Memphis office: John B. Burns, Mark A. B. Carlson, Leigh M. Chiles, Angie C. Davis and Clinton J.
85. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
86. Stapleton to Head Global Operations For Primacy Relocation
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Steve Stapleton has been named vice president of global operations for Primacy Relocation, a third-party employee relocation provider based in Memphis. Stapleton will be responsible for leading the company's U.S. Global Operations team and developing procedures for efficient delivery of services. In related news, Primacy Relocation has been recognized by Target Corp. as a 2006 Vendor of the Year. The award recognizes top vendors that demonstrate values embraced by the organization.
87. Attorney Pokes Fun at Colleagues and Himself in Humor Book
- Thursday, December 14, 2006
In his book "Unfrocked and Unashamed," attorney Manuel Scarmoutsos writes about being on an elevator with local personal injury "heavy hitter" Corey B. Trotz.
The anecdote ends with Scarmoutsos joking, "He got my check before the accident happened!"
88. Gibbons Joins National District Attorneys Board
- Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Shelby County District Attorney William L. Gibbons has been chosen to be Tennessee's representative on the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) board of directors. Gibbons was chosen by his peers throughout the state. Gibbons also is a member of the board of the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), the nonprofit research and program development arm of the NDAA.
89. Judicial Selection CommitteeSays Reconsider Rejected Candidates
- Friday, August 25, 2006
Two rejected Tennessee Supreme Court candidates will have another go at the positions. The decision comes as the result of an 8-7 vote Tuesday by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Committee.
90. Though Supreme Court Decision Allows Cops Not to Knock, Local Law Enforcement Agencies Err on Safe Side
- Thursday, June 22, 2006
Local criminal defense attorneys are worried about the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision made June 15 in Hudson v. Michigan, which eases restrictions on police entering a residence without knocking or giving notice.
91. Donelson featured in 'Memphis Innovations' For a Lifetime of Visionary Work
- Thursday, June 01, 2006
Lewis R. Donelson III, shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been an innovator all his life.
No wonder Donelson recently became the only attorney featured in the book "Memphis Innovations: People, Ideas, and Innovations That Changed Our World" by Richard Raichelson. The book, which was published Feb. 1 by Power House LLC, is a collection of stories of 50 Memphians who have made an impact on the city and the world.
92. Memphis Area Legal Services Board Elects Matthews as VP
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Memphis Area Legal Services' board of directors has elected Antonio "Toney" Matthews to serve as its vice president. Matthews is an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee.
93. Tuttle Elected to State Judicial Selection Commission
- Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Dale H. Tuttle of Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC has been elected 2006 vice chairman of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission. The commission interviews and recommends applicants for all state courts.
94. U of M Moot Court Team Earns Spot in National Finals
- Wednesday, November 23, 2005
H. McCall Wilson Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Fayette County, recently attended a meeting of the American Bankers Association's Community Bankers Council in Washington, D.C. Wilson represents Tennessee's community banks on the council.
95. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America
- Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.
96. Biomedical Community Hosts BioImaging Symposium
- Monday, October 31, 2005
Memphis Heritage Inc. presents "Great Neighborhoods Under Great Neighborhoods" at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Guy Weaver, principal and senior archeologist of Weaver & Associates LLC, is the guest speaker. Cost is $15. For more information, call 529-9828.
97. Charter School Buys Property to Expand
- Friday, October 21, 2005
For the state of Tennessee, at least, Memphis is the birthplace of the charter school. The movement to get charter legislation passed gained much of its steam through the Hyde Foundation, which helped to support and guide the process.
98. Baker Donelson Names New President, COO
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC announced that Jerry Stauffer was selected to serve as the firm's president and chief operating officer. Stauffer formerly served as chairman of the firm's litigation department, as a director of the firm and most recently as managing shareholder. Baker Donelson also announced that Mark Glover was named to a second term as managing shareholder. Ben Adams will continue to serve as board chairman and CEO.
99. MAAR Commercial Council Names Board Members
- Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council elected the following individuals to its board of directors: Bayard Snowden, president-elect; Michael Greenberg, 2005 director/2006 vice president; Andy Cates, two-year director; Kelly Truitt, two-year director; and Jim Rainer, two-year director. Returning board members include Jon Albright, president; Steve Guinn, vice president; Joel Fulmer, immediate past president; Frank Dyer, Irvin Skopp and Russ Westlake, directors; Richard Groff, Memphis Metro CCIM chapter president; John Bartlett, IREM chapter 20 president; Philip Erstine, Realtors Land Institute Tennessee chapter president; and Joe Steffner, SIOR chapter president.
100. ABWA Chapter Names Woman of the Year
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Cheryl D. Fleming of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the local chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Fleming currently serves as president of the association.