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VOL. 125 | NO. 27 | Wednesday, February 10, 2010




Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.

The Bar Foundation’s purpose is to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and to administer a grant-making program.

Hancock represents management clients in all aspects of employment law, ranging from counseling and training to discrimination and harassment litigation in state and federal courts.

Zack McMillin has joined Rebuild Government as communications director. Prior to that, McMillin worked for 15 years at The Commercial Appeal, where he covered the University of Memphis basketball program and received recognition from The Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2009, his feature on sanitation worker Elmore Nickelberry finished as runner-up in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Awards.

Steve Baer has been named Rookie of the Year by Genworth Life Insurance Co.’s Long Term Care Insurance Division for his outstanding results by placing the most business during an 18-month period as a new agent. Baer specializes in helping to protect families and businesses against the risk of long-term care expenses.

John M. Perkins has joined Unity Hospice Care as director of operations. Prior to that, Perkins worked for Accredo Health Group.

Greg Siskind has been selected for inclusion in the Tennessee’s Best 150 Lawyers 2010 listing by BusinessTN. Siskind is a partner at Siskind Susser LLP and focuses his practice on immigration law.

The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has elected new board members for 2010. They are Ayoka Pond, president; Lynn Maples; president-elect; Beena White, secretary; Amy Thomas, treasurer; John Wallach, assistant treasurer; Kim Cherry, director; and Bob Phillips, director.

Adam H. Johnson and Courtney C. Black have joined Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC. Johnson and Black will work in the legal practice areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation and civil litigation. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law where he was a member of Law Review. Black also is a graduate of the U of M law school, where she served as a contributing writer for the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure and also served as president of the Association for Women Attorneys.

Dr. Richard Gordon has joined The Stern Cardiovascular Center. Gordon will oversee Stern’s cardiovascular practice in Munford, Tenn. He is also the director of outreach services for Stern’s cardiovascular medical practice, which serves West Tennessee. Since 2004, Gordon has been the principal cardiologist at the Gordon Heart Clinic in Munford.

Amy Pepke and Eric Hudson have been elected officers of the Memphis-Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Pepke will serve as president and Hudson will serve as treasurer. Both attorneys are members of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, and work in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Care groups.

Kelly Erb has joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis as the new development director. Prior to joining Ronald McDonald House, Erb worked as the development director at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

LaToya M. Carpenter, Melisa T. Hayes-Moore, Reginald Shelton, Lucy Michele Sloan and Kelli Batson, recent graduates of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, have participated in the Kenneth Maurice Cox Donning of the Kente ceremony, which recognized their contributions to the law school’s academic, cultural and professional environments.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 280 1,209
MORTGAGES 55 244 916
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 52 151
BUILDING PERMITS 158 699 2,751
BANKRUPTCIES 37 157 618
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 77 276
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0