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1. Tenn. Board Seeks Public Censure of Weirich -

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Responsibility is seeking a public censure of Shelby County District Attorney General Weirich for her conduct as a trial prosecutor in Noura Jackson’s 2009 trial for murder.

2. McKinney Appointed as Shelby County Lobbyist -

Assistant County Attorney David E. McKinney is Shelby County government’s new director of legislative affairs.

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell announced McKinney’s appointment Tuesday, Dec. 29, to take effect Jan. 1.

3. McKinney Appointed as New County Government Lobbyist -

Assistant County Attorney David E. McKinney is Shelby County government’s new director of legislative affairs.

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell announced McKinney’s appointment Tuesday, Dec. 29, to take effect Jan. 1.

4. Ikea Hires Memphis Contractor, Reaffirms Opening Date -

Ikea has made it official, again, and has hired a Memphis contractor to handle the heavy lifting.

Linkous Construction Co. will serve as construction manager for Ikea’s Memphis project, which is set for a groundbreaking next month and a fall 2016 opening.

5. Ikea Hires Memphis Contractor, Reaffirms Opening Date -

Ikea has made it official, again, and has hired a Memphis contractor to handle the heavy lifting.

Linkous Construction Co. will serve as construction manager for Ikea’s Memphis project, which is set for a groundbreaking next month and a fall 2016 opening.

6. LUCB Rejects Belz Application, Puts Midtown Mixed-Use Project in Jeopardy -

Balancing competing businesses, city engineering code and neighborhood input came to a head at a Thursday, Nov. 12, Office of Planning and Development meeting when the Land Use Control Board decided to reject a traffic-blocking gate across the south side of Idlewild Street in Midtown Memphis.

7. Design Board Approves New Peabody Place Facade -

The Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board approved a multitude of Downtown projects Wednesday, Nov. 4, including new Peabody Place Tower signage and Central Station plans that include an outdoor Malco movie screen.

8. Motion for Blackett Recusal Poses Unique Questions -

Michael Halliburton was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday, Nov. 2, for the attempted murder of his wife in 2012.

9. ADA Marks 25 Years With Accomplishments, Challenges -

America is a different place because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which became the law of the land 25 years ago.

Older buildings without some kind of wheelchair ramp look out of place. Other accommodations for the disabled are an expected part of the landscape including curb cuts, lowered water fountains and restroom accommodations.

10. Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office -

Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.

11. Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center -

Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.

12. Donelson Honored With Carnival’s Highest Award -

Nearly 500 law industry leaders filled the Hilton Memphis ballroom for Carnival Memphis’ annual Business & Industry Salute luncheon as part of its 84th anniversary celebration.

King of Carnival John Bobango, chief manager of Farris Bobango PLC, gave honors to four individuals, five locally headquartered law firms, the largest corporate law department in Tennessee and two nonprofit organizations that are vital to the legal industry.

13. Carnival Memphis Set to Honor Legal Heavyweights at Salute Luncheon -

Carnival Memphis will bring together leaders in the Mid-South legal industry for its Business and Industry Salute on May 5.

The event, which is part of the celebration of the nonprofit’s 84th anniversary, will honor eight organizations vital to the law industry in the Mid-South and four individuals for their contributions to the community.

14. Tumult of 1968 Leaves Indelible Mark on Memphis’ Legal, Political Figures -

When attorney David Caywood thinks about the pivotal events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, there is usually a big “what if” moment.

15. Free Legal Clinic Saturday at Memphis Library -

The Memphis Bar Association and Memphis Area Legal Services are hosting a free legal clinic Saturday, April 11.

Attorneys will be present to offer legal advice in various areas. The public is invited but those wanting advice will be required to fill out an application.

16. Salinger Legal Case Surfaces in Memphis Federal Court -

A Memphis company that last summer published three short stories by J.D. Salinger in the U.S. is suing the J.D. Salinger Literary Trust over its plans to publish the trio as “Three Early Stories” in foreign markets.

17. Attorneys Recall Role of Law in Events of 1968 -

David Caywood still remembers the memorandum of understanding that almost settled the 1968 sanitation workers strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

18. This week in Memphis history: October 24-30 -

2009: Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said he had received a “target” letter from federal prosecutors indicating he was the target of a federal investigation into an option he had on the land where the Greyhound bus terminal then stood. Ultimately the investigation went nowhere.

19. Pocket Park Takes Shape on Madison -

For several years, Scott Crosby, an attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC and co-owner of The Brass Door restaurant on Madison Avenue Downtown, had considered what, if anything, could be done with the shuttered Burger King restaurant across the street, a decaying eyesore in an otherwise vibrant strip of the street.

20. Supreme Court Justices Make Campaign Push -

Among the candidates going door to door in Memphis this summer looking for votes was a Tennessee Supreme Court justice.

Sharon Lee, one of three justices seeking re-election in the yes-no retention races on the August ballot, campaigned Saturday, July 19, in Hickory Hill.

21. Cohen-Wilkins Campaign Gets Personal -

In hard-fought political races, candidates try to disrupt the game plan of their rival, change the rules of the contest to their own liking and control the campaign’s narrative.

On the third day of the early voting period in advance of the Aug. 7 election day, that is what both contenders in the 9th District Democratic Congressional primary had come to.

22. Cohen Goes On Offense In Wilkins Challenge -

For weeks, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and Ricky Wilkins, his challenger in the Aug. 7 Democratic Congressional primary have been talking about each other without necessarily directly talking about each other or doing so at length

23. Justices Stump in Memphis as Early Voting Begins -

Early voting in Shelby County opened Friday, July 18, with that most political of omens – rain.

The three Tennessee Supreme Court justices on the ballot statewide were at the Burch, Porter & Johnson law firm a few blocks from the Shelby County Election Commission early voting site Downtown.

24. We’re All Invited -

MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:

“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”

25. May County Primary Results Certified -

The closest race in the May Shelby County primary elections turned into a tale of the tape Wednesday, May 21, as the Shelby County Election Commission certified the results of that and all of the other races on the ballot.

26. Haslam Appoints Kirby to Tenn. Supreme Court -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Holly M. Kirby of Memphis to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Kirby will succeed Janice M. Holder, who announced her retirement from the bench on June 28, upon expiration of her term.

27. Haslam Appoints Kirby to Tennessee Supreme Court -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Holly M. Kirby of Memphis to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Kirby will succeed Janice M. Holder, who announced her retirement from the bench on June 28, upon expiration of her term.

28. Gonitzke Named CEO of National Foundation for Transplants -

Connie Gonitzke has been appointed president and CEO of the National Foundation for Transplants. Gonitzke joined the Memphis-based organization in 2002 as a patient advocate. In 2006, she was named director of resource development, and in 2008, she became the senior vice president of development.

29. Diverse Corporate Experience Leads Crosby to Form PeopleCap -

Meg Crosby’s career might be summed up as an exercise in adaptation.

A principal with the boutique human resources firm PeopleCap, Crosby left her hometown of Memphis for college at the University of Richmond for a double major in English and interpersonal communications. Her pragmatic father insisted on throwing some business courses into the mix.

30. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

31. Events -

Duncan-Williams Inc. Investment Bankers will hold a small-business succession planning luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Duncan-Williams, 6750 Poplar Ave., suite 300. Topics include federal estate tax laws, choosing a successor, calculating the fair market value of your business, and more. Cost is free; space is limited. RSVP to roland.cole@duncanwilliams.com or 435-4277.

32. Lipman Nominated for Federal Bench -

Sheri Lipman, University of Memphis general counsel and chief of staff to interim university president Brad Martin, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the newest federal court judge for the Western District of Tennessee.

33. Schools Case Moving Under Radar -

With less than a month to the opening of the first year of the consolidated school system, much of the focus has shifted to the classroom and away from the system, the school board and even the ongoing federal court case over the merger.

34. Best Honored for Exchange Club Family Center Work -

Dr. Jara Best has received Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving award for Adult Volunteer of the Year for her work with The Exchange Club Family Center. Best, a pediatrician, is a member of the center’s board and has served as a volunteer with the facility’s domestic violence programs for children and women, as well as the First STEPS (Skills to Ensure Parenting Success) program.

35. Cates Wears Multiple Hats as Litigator, Prosecutor -

Taylor Cates, attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, describes himself as “an adequate rhythm guitar player.”

36. Commercial Advisors Adds Jensen to Capital Markets Group -

Luke Jensen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ Capital Markets Group. In his new role with the commercial real estate firm, Jensen focuses on investment sales, debt and equity, development, and principal deal sourcing and structuring.

37. Schools Merger Saga Faces Busy Day -

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.

38. Dunavant Symposium Examines Public Service -

Saying there should be “good government” and there must be “ethical government” is easy.

Defining what those terms mean can be difficult especially for non-elected public administrators.

A new symposium connected to the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards aims to open a discussion about the issues of public service in practice.

39. Bradley, Burch Porter Recognized for Pro Bono Work in Community -

Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC and probate attorney Beth Bradley have been honored for giving back to the community.

40. Burch Porter Law Firm Honored for Pro Bono Work -

The Memphis law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC has been recognized for its commitment to providing free legal services.

41. Glover Joins Burch Porter Law Firm -

Molly Glover has joined the ranks of attorneys at the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC.

42. Burch Porter Law Firm Honored for Pro Bono Work -

The Memphis law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC has been recognized for its commitment to providing free legal services.

43. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.

It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.

44. California Company Buys Former Quebecor Facility -

828 E. Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38116

Sale Amount: $2.7 million

Sale Date: Feb. 15, 2013

45. Technicolor Warehouse Sells for $25.2 Million -

The 922,500-square-foot Technicolor warehouse at 4155 E. Holmes Road in Oakhaven has sold for $25.2 million following a foreclosure.

46. Maximizing Madison -

The Downtown strip of Madison Avenue from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to Fielder Square Apartments in its prime was the city’s financial hub.

It’s seen some successes in recent times – new businesses opening, building renovations and the removal of the makeshift wall at Main and Second streets that interrupted traffic for two years.

47. Bar Seminar to Discuss Latest Labor Issues -

Talk of several prominent employment law issues and challenges – with insight gleaned from leading national legal figures – will be part of next week’s daylong annual seminar of the Memphis Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

48. Bar Launches Health Care Law Section -

The Memphis Bar Association has a new section of attorneys dedicated specifically to health care law.

The bar’s newly formed Health Law Section held its organizational meeting Oct. 17 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Officers were chosen at that time, including Robyn Diaz, deputy general counsel at St. Jude, who led the effort to form the section and who was nominated as the first chair.

49. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams -

Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.

50. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor -

Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.

Hometown: Memphis

51. Schools Case Continues in Federal Court -

When U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays resumes his hearing on municipal school districts, Thursday, Sept. 20, he will already have a desk full of reports, documents and depositions to consider.

52. Board Looks to ‘Inconvenient Circumstances’ -

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.

53. Events -

Memphis Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 a.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Glen Vanderford, regional Rotary Foundation director, will speak. Contact Mark Edwards at medwards@bankofbartlett.com.

54. Breakaway Finds Success Going the Extra Mile -

Breakaway Running is a small business with the steady, even stride it takes to endure for more than three decades.

Begun in 1981 by a handful of area running enthusiasts as an outlet to get their own gear and to accommodate the legions of Memphis runners, the shop has come full circle, having recently been bought by Barry Roberson, the shop’s first manager.

55. Election Eve Prep And A Surprise -

When the polls open across Shelby County Thursday, Aug. 2, election officials will be watching closely in several areas for continuing election problems.

The problems began during the early voting period that ended Saturday with more than 1,000 getting ballots that had the wrong district races for the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. House.

56. Schools Referendum Foes Face Heavy Legal Burden -

Shelby County Commissioners seeking to stop the referendums on municipal school districts have a heavy legal burden going into Thursday’s hearing on the matter in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

57. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line -

Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.

58. Petrinjak Joins Burch Porter Law Firm as Associate -

One of the newest additions to the ranks of the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC sought the firm out in the first place for a simple reason.

59. Pratt Joins Counterpart As Account Manager -

Lisa Pratt has been named senior account manager at Counterpart Communication Design, where she will manage campaigns for several clients from concept to execution. She previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

60. Humane Soc. Names Walker Development, Marketing Mgr. -

Leah Walker has joined the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as development and marketing manager. Walker represented her home state as Miss Georgia in 2008 before joining the Greater Memphis Chamber as a development consultant.

61. MBA To Spend Year Educating Public on Law -

The Memphis Bar Association is gearing up for a major public outreach program in the form of an educational campaign.

Gary Smith, the 2012 president of the attorneys’ group, along with secretary Tommy Parker and member Porter Feild, have developed a program they’re calling “Law Rules: The Importance of the American Legal System.”

62. Law Institute Will Examine Scandals Involving Children -

The 25th annual Rhodes Institute on the Profession of Law this year will discuss “Beyond the Church and Penn State Scandals: Protecting our clients while protecting our children.”

The program will provide an overview of the civil liability faced by organizations when child sexual abuse accusations surface. It will examine recent cases involving religious groups, educational institutions and businesses. The program will also look at when allegations rise to the level requiring attention from law enforcement, among other issues.

63. Hamm Drawn to Burch Porter For Firm’s Public Service -

Mary Hamm was probably destined to end up at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, a Memphis law firm with a storied past, a roster of well-known legal talent and a history of social justice work.

64. Overton Park Conservancy Seeks Executive Director -

With its nonprofit status official and pledged grants beginning to come in, the Overton Park Conservancy is seeking a permanent executive director.

The conservancy that operates and maintains the park under contract with the city of Memphis is forming a search committee to fill the leadership position.

65. Hyde Foundations Put $500K Toward Overton Park Effort -

A $500,000 grant to the Overton Park Conservancy from the Hyde Family Foundations is the latest contribution to the nonprofit group that manages and maintains the Midtown park for the city of Memphis.

66. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle -

Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.

Hometown: Memphis

67. Overton Park Org Gets Tax-Exempt Status -

The organization that will operate and maintain Overton Park under contract with the city of Memphis got its tax-exempt status over the holidays.

The Overton Park Conservancy’s application for 501(c)(3) status was approved by the Internal Revenue Service Friday, Dec. 23.

68. Burch Porter Attorneys Named Super Lawyers -

Fourteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2011 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.

69. Tutor’s Skirkle Connects Consumers, Businesses -

Nick Tutor is founder of Skirkle, a membership-card program that offers exclusive discounts and deals at locally owned businesses.

70. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser -

Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.

Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix

71. Krupicka to be Honored For Labor, Employment Work -

Growing up with a mother who pursued the field of law for more than 40 years, Lisa Krupicka, a member at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, wanted nothing more than to follow her mother’s footsteps to pursue law work.

72. U of M Event Honors City’s Legal Pillars -

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.

73. Hansen Promoted to Store Manager at Macy’s -

Greg Hansen has been promoted to vice president/store manager at Macy’s Oak Court.

Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.

74. BPJ Adds Associate, Announces Attorney Honor -

Aaron Munn has joined the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC as an associate attorney.

75. Guide Aids Offenders On Return to Society -

When a long stretch of traveling has to be done, especially if the journey is a difficult one, a travel guide often goes hand in hand with the journey.

With that in mind, a group of attorneys who got involved with the Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum have spearheaded the creation of such a guide that lists available resources for the benefit of offenders upon their release from prison.

76. Baltimore Wells Fargo Ruling Helps Local Cause -

The city of Baltimore’s mortgage discrimination lawsuit it filed three years ago against San Francisco-based Wells Fargo can go forward now that it has survived Wells’ motion to dismiss the case.

The federal judge presiding over the case published an opinion Friday that gave the green light to Baltimore’s fourth iteration of its suit.

77. Artists Seek Breakout Hit at Marathon Session -

Spending two days in a room with strangers may sound like existential drama to some people.

But more than 20 Memphis musicians will do just that as they participate this weekend in the Memphis Music Launch, a 48-hour marathon production session hosted by the Memphis Music Foundation.

78. Rhodes Law Institute to Examine Guantanamo -

Rhodes College will present the 24th annual Institute on the Profession of Law March 31 focused on “The Response: Legal and Ethical Considerations of U.S. Treatment of Guantanamo Bay Detainees.”

79. U of M Symposium to Discuss City’s Place in Law -

Memphis over the years has been at the center of riveting, controversial and far-reaching court cases.

Many of them have either wound up in the history books or simply re-balanced the scales of justice for ordinary people.

80. Ceremony Will Commence Memphis-Mexico Flight -

Delta Air Lines Inc. and the Greater Memphis Chamber will hold an inaugural Mexico City flight ceremony Saturday at Memphis International Airport.

81. MIFA Seeks Replacement for Craddock -

A search is under way for a new top executive to lead the Memphis Inter-Faith Association.

Early last month, executive director Margaret Craddock announced her resignation after 13 years leading the nonprofit, which serves about 60,000 seniors, teens and families annually through programs such as Meals on Wheels, MIFA Transit and the Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Housing Partnership.

82. Lynch to Lead Playhouse’s PR, Marketing -

Lisa Lynch has joined Playhouse on the Square as director of public relations and marketing.

Hometown: Memphis
Education:
B.A., theater performance, University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A. journalism (in progress), University of Memphis
Work Experience:
A broadcast news internship, educational theater in Minnesota and New Jersey, and some random jobs before deciding on graduate school.
Favorite movie:
“500 Days of Summer,” especially for the party scene.
Activities you enjoy outside of work:
Eating at local restaurants, live music.
What talent do you wish you had?
Drums!
Who has had the greatest influence on you?
My sister, Lesley. She’s brilliant and logical. She’s known what she wanted to do with her life since a career day in middle school and she simply did it. She challenged me to figure out what I want and to move forward with my life when I was feeling sorry for myself.
Why did you pursue a career in marketing and public relations?
I like to talk, write, listen and be nice to people. I figured if I could do that for an organization that I admire and respect, then I would never dread going to work and I would never have to lie.
What drew you to Playhouse on the Square?
I am excited about the growth I have seen at Playhouse on the Square. Our arts community has such amazing talent that we could rival other cities that are a draw in terms of arts and culture. That is possible here and I want to be part of the movement that makes that happen.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
So far, getting this job. The first job in your field is always the hardest to get. This one combines all of my interests. I really lucked out. I couldn’t ask for a better fit.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
Theaters are wonderful places to work and theater people are some of the most welcoming, passionate and genuine people you’ll ever meet. It is exciting to be surrounded by that creative energy, and I get to meet new people every day.

83. Burch Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized -

Fifteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2010 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.

84. Four BPJ Lawyers Named 'Lawyers of the Year' -

Four Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC lawyers have been named “Lawyers of the Year” in their specialty by “The Best Lawyers in America.”

85. BPJ Attorneys Win $1.3M Award -

Two Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have won a $1.3 million award in a medical malpractice case against Vanderbilt Hospital.

86. Burch Porter & Johnson Ranked by U.S. News -

Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC has been ranked as a top-tier law firm in Memphis in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firm rankings.

87. Lovell Joins nexAir as CFO, General Counsel -

Having entered the legal profession as a means to develop a long-term business career, Milton Lovell realized his goal recently when he was named the new chief financial officer and general counsel of nexAir.

88. Scott Recognized as Leading Business Lawyer -

Attorney W. Rowlett Scott was recently recognized in the current edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010.

It’s what might be expected from an attorney with Scott’s 49 years of experience or his place at the old guard institution of Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC. Yet his entrance into the legal profession seems less than preordained.

89. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education class Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, 130 N. Court Ave. For more information or to register, call 527-3582 or visit www.memphisbar.org.

90. Events -

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

91. Baltimore’s Wells Fargo Suit Could Affect Memphis -

Lawyers for the city of Baltimore are preparing to reload in their two-year court fight against Wells Fargo over its lending practices in the city.

Baltimore is planning to file a new complaint against the lender after a federal judge last week dismissed the city’s second amended complaint. The city was given until Oct. 22 to try again in its effort to prove Wells broadly discriminated against black borrowers in its mortgage lending.

92. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School -

Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.

Hometown: Germantown
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!

93. Williams Joins Ronald McDonald House Charities -

Keaton Williams has joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis as special events coordinator.

94. Burch Porter Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers -

Seventeen attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

95. MBA Increases Awareness of Intellectual Property Law -

A new section of the Memphis Bar Association will focus exclusively on intellectual property and entertainment law.

In an effort to boost membership in the legal community and promote its services within the business community, the bar association will host a seminar Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Hilton Hotel in East Memphis.

96. Bearman Looks Back At 50 Years of Law -

Leo Bearman Jr., who next month will have been practicing law for 50 years, is such a towering figure in the city’s legal community that his longtime secretary resorts to classic literature to describe him.

97. Feibelman Touts Variety of Practice Areas -

If you are introduced to Jef Feibelman, the Memphis lawyer and managing partner at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, ask him what he’s reading, but don’t ask him what kind of law he practices.

98. Wells Fargo Acknowledges Gov't Investigation -

The San Francisco bank Memphis and Shelby County governments sued in December over its lending practices has acknowledged it’s the subject of a probe by “certain government entities” over the same thing.

99. Service at Heart of Practice For Morris -

Ordinarily, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC attorney Paul Morris would have stepped down in 2010 as president of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., but he felt compelled to stay for MALS’ 40th anniversary – and the opportunity it presents to promote the cause.

100. Wells Fargo Adds Local Attorneys -

Wells Fargo, the giant lender Memphis and Shelby County governments have sued over allegedly dubious mortgage lending practices, is building its team of attorneys who will defend the company in a Memphis courtroom.