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VOL. 131 | NO. 109 | Wednesday, June 1, 2016




Attorney Wesley Fox Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee

By Kate Simone

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Wesley Fox has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee PLC as an associate attorney. Fox earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2014 and previously served as a Title IV-D attorney for Shelby County.

WESLEY FOX

Hometown: Knoxville

Experience: I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2010 with a political science degree and a minor in English. I attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where I served on the Moot Court Board. I graduated from law school in 2014, and I am licensed to practice in Tennessee.

Family: I have a twin brother, Andrew, and no, we have never been able to read each other’s minds.

Favorite quote: “Wes, I’ve made a lucrative career out of people underestimating me.” – One of my early legal mentors in Knoxville

Favorite movie: “Jaws.” “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

The sports team(s) you root for: The Grizzlies, of course, and the Vols. 

What’s playing on your stereo right now? I’ve been in a Van Morrison mood lately; so songs like “Into the Mystic,” “Glad Tidings” and “Moondance.” Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are almost always in rotation as well.

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Exploring Memphis! I live in the heart of Downtown and it seems like every time I walk out my door, there is something going on. It’s been really amazing to see Downtown Memphis grow so quickly.

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I were a better cook. It’s a fun hobby. As it stands, I’m halfway decent, but there is always room for improvement.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My father. From an early age he taught me the value of a good education, hard work paying off and striving for excellence in everything you do.

What attracted you to Shea Moskovitz & McGhee? The people and the culture here. It is a perfect balance of a professional and collaborative legal atmosphere. 

What are your goals in your new position? To help more people by continually increasing my knowledge of different areas of the law and diversifying my expertise.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Graduating law school and passing the bar. 

What do you most enjoy about your work? Helping our clients navigate the complexities of family law to find legal solutions that are in their best interests.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? To make it a habit to constantly step outside of your comfort zone. You will be surprised what you will learn about yourself and others.

MICHELE MEGSON

Michele Megson has joined Crye-Leike Realtors’ Quail Hollow branch office as a Realtor and affiliate broker specializing in residential real estate. Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Megson was in the recruiting industry for 10 years, serving as a manager of internal systems. She relocated from Canada.

Memphian Chet A. Kibble, representing Inform the People, was among 21 graduates in the inaugural class of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Academy, a rigorous, nine-month leadership development program. The EJ Academy cultivates skills that participants can use to identify and address environmental challenges in their communities.

JENNIFER BELLOT

Jennifer Bellott of Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC has been honored by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation.

JNJ Express Inc. has received a 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for its green fleet. TDEC cited JNJ’s recent purchase of more than 300 new trucks equipped with diesel particulate filters and 150 trailers with aerodynamic technology. It also noted that JNJ provides extensive training that makes drivers up to 30 percent more fuel-efficient.

The Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives has awarded Millington Regional Jetport the 2016 Aviation Project of the Year-Architectural for its project upgrading a World War II hangar to house CTI Professional Flight Training’s flight school. The project was completed by local firms: architect Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon Inc. with WalkerArch LLC, and general contractor A & B Construction Co. Inc.

Counterpart Communication Design has won nine MarCom Awards for its 2015 work. Counterpart’s winnings include two Platinum Awards, the highest honor, for the city of Germantown resident recruitment brochure and the Counterpart Christmas card No. 13. The agency also won four Gold Awards and three Honorable Mentions.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 172 17,556
MORTGAGES 101 194 20,229
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 9 2,654
BUILDING PERMITS 223 349 36,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 115 11,279
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 58 5,767
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 27 6,741
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 68 3,984