VOL. 130 | NO. 107 | Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Salomon Joins Harkavy Shainberg
By Kate Simone
Jason D. Salomon, one of the 25 lawyers in Tennessee certified as an estate planning specialist, has joined Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan PLC as a member of the firm.
Salomon focuses his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, trust implementation and probate administration. He also addresses issues regarding disability planning, elder law, nonprofits and small-business succession.
Experience: I have 15 years of experience in the area of law in which I practice. I recently achieved my certification as an estate planning specialist.
Family: Wife, Kayla; son, Aaron; daughters, Batya and Ahava.
Favorite quote: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” – Rabbi Hillel
Favorite movie: “High Noon”
The sports team(s) you root for: Grizzlies (Marc, please don’t leave.)
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Amy Winehouse
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Cycling, hiking & kayaking
What talent do you wish you had? The talent I would wish for would be to play an instrument; it obviously skipped a generation in my family.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? I owe a great deal of gratitude to all of the attorneys I’ve worked with in the past and with whom I am currently working. I think I’ve avoided a lot of pitfalls in my practice by just heeding their advice.
What attracted you to Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan? The aspect that initially attracted me to HSKD is the firm’s impeccable reputation in the local community.
What are your goals in your new position? My goal at HSKD is to develop my practice, and better the firm, by incorporating my skills and background with the resources already present at HSKD.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I don’t really have a greatest accomplishment, but I really like seeing my children succeed. I’m very proud of my son’s Eagle Scout award and his continued involvement with the Boy Scouts.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy the constant contact with client and the ability to help them solve their complex family problems.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? I believe young people are exposed to a lot of pressure and expectations at an early age. I hope they take the time to enjoy being young. There will be plenty of time to act like an adult later on.
Charles Hardee has been named managing partner and wealth adviser of Paragon Bank’s Wealth Solutions team, where he’ll be responsible for managing client assets and aligning their investments to help meet financial goals. Hardee has more than 20 years’ experience as a wealth adviser for Morgan Keegan and Raymond James.
Dr. Norris McGehee has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for private practice from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. McGehee, who graduated from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, owns McGehee Clinic for Animals in East Memphis and currently serves as the vice president elect on the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice.
Guidingpoint Financial Group, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., has added certified financial advisers Katie Cole, Madeline Simonetti and Julie Terry, previously of Cole, Simonetti and Terry. All three are seasoned financial advisers; Cole has more than 31 years’ experience, while Simonetti has more than 27 years’ experience and Terry has more than 19 years’ experience.
Rev. Ben Badgett has joined Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) as associate rector. A native Memphian, Badgett graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2012. Following that, he served as assistant rector and then priest-in-charge at Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, and as Episcopal Campus Ministry chaplain at Western Kentucky University.
Marina Pacini, chief curator, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, has received an Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators. Pacini received a co-honorable mention in the “Institution with an operating budget between $4 million and $20 million” category for the “Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper” exhibition.
The nonprofit Tennessee Justice Center has honored two Memphians for their advocacy efforts. Judge Holly Kirby was honored as a “Mother of the Year” for her dedication to her own family and families across Tennessee. Mary Woods was honored as a “Sister of the Year” for her dedication to gaining health care for her sister, Luella.
Dale Tuttle, a shareholder in Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC, has been included in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the insurance law practice area.
Glankler Brown PLLC has been selected as a “leading U.S. firm” in the area of Real Estate in the Chambers USA 2015 guide. In addition, five attorneys were selected as leaders in their practice areas: R. Hunter Humphreys and B. Douglas Earthman, real estate and secured lending; Arnold E. Perl, labor and employment law; Saul C. Belz, litigation; and Randall B. Womack, environmental law.
Oden has won an Excellence Award in the Business Marketing Association’s 2015 B2 Awards. Oden’s 2014 holiday video was recognized in the Agency Self-Promotion category.
Benevere Pharmacy in Collierville has been awarded accreditation for specialty pharmacy services by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. Benevere is one of 41 ACHC-accredited pharmacies in Tennessee and the only one accredited for both non-sterile compounding and specialty pharmacy.