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totsNST was a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Toys for Tots Trot held in Jackson, Tennessee, on September 21, 2019. The Toys for Tots Trot is an annual 5k run hosted by the Captain Jack Holland Detachment #735 of the Marine Corps League. The race began at the Carl Perkins Civic Center, and the lawyers and paralegals of our Jackson office had a great time participating in the festivities. 100% of the proceeds from the run will go to providing toys for children this coming holiday season through the Toys for Tots program.

The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program has a special mission: “to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” This non-profit organization seeks to develop the children of our community and unite members of our community. In 2018, the Mid-South Toys for Tots chapter donated 33,322 toys to the benefit of 11,679 children, ranging from newborns to 12-year-olds! NST Law salutes Toys for Tots and the local Marine Corp for their dedication to making the holiday season extra meaningful for so many children in West Tennessee. We also appreciate the kindness of all who donated toys and showed their support at the Toys for Tots Trot.

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race-judicataThis year, NST Law again sponsored the 36th Annual Race Judicata 5K which occurred on September 21, 2019. The course started at the University of Memphis Law School, winded through downtown Memphis, and finished up back at the law school. The race also featured pre-race and post-race festivities, including live music at the Memphis Park and the Promenade.

Each year, Race Judicata is held to support the Memphis Area Legal Services, the Community Legal Center, and the Memphis Bar Association’s Access to Justice Program.  The proceeds also help support free community resources such as the Second Saturday Free Legal Clinic, the Veteran’s Clinic, Courthouse of the Day Clinic, and non-conviction expungement clinics. Each year, thousands of low income and elderly citizens of West Tennessee utilize these services for various legal needs, and our firm is proud to help support them.

Thank you to all of the runners who participated as well as the other local sponsors for making this year’s Race Judicata a great success!

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The Bar-Kays are a Memphis institution. In the early 1960s, six students from Booker T. Washington High School formed a group that would eventually be known as the Bar-Kays. They were signed by the world-renowned Stax label, and became one of the most successful recording groups in the history of Memphis music and American music. Over the years, the Bar-Kays have performed their soul and funk hits alongside successful musicians such as Otis Redding, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, and Isaac Hayes.

Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz was proud to be a sponsor of Bar-Kays Reloaded – 55th Anniversary Celebration on August 23, 2019, at the Halloran Center in downtown Memphis. Our firm recognizes their hard work, dedication, passion, and all they have done to help promote the City of Memphis to audiences and listeners worldwide. We also recognize their contributions to our city and the music industry as a whole. As part of the celebration, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland issued an official Proclamation declaring August 23, 2019 to be “Bar-Kays Day” throughout the City of Memphis.

Currently led by founder James Alexander, the Bar-Kays have released nearly 29 albums (including 5 gold, 1 platinum), 40 singles, and 20 top ten singles and albums. The current Bar-Kays members include James Alexander, Chris J, Angelo Earl, Mark Bynum, Robert Day, and Archie Love. The Bar-Kays are still performing their hits before Memphis and national audiences, so be sure to check them out. Congratulations again to the Bar-Kays on 55 excellent years, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!

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Congratulations to Hannah Jian, the winner of the 2018 WTVA Scholarship! NST Law sponsored the scholarship, and high school seniors in the greater Tupelo/Starkville area were eligible to enter. For a chance to win, the participating seniors had to answer the following question: Which person in your life has inspired you to make a difference in your community?

Hannah, a senior at Starkville High School, sent in a video response stating her mother was her inspiration, describing her as “brave, caring, and giving.” NST Law attorneys Alex Saharovich and Corey B. Trotz were proud to present Hannah with her winning scholarship check in person at the WTVA studio in Tupelo, Mississippi. Attorney Corey B. Trotz stated “education is a very big part of what we’ve done, as learning to be attorneys, but also to give back to the community.” Congratulations again to Hannah for a job well done, and we wish you the best in the future!

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chiliHere at NST Law, one of our favorite events in the Memphis area is the annual Chili Cook Off benefiting the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee. This year, our firm again sponsored a team at this fun community event. In addition to helping raise money for the Exceptional Foundation, our team, led by attorney Derek Fairchilds, was proud to take home 2nd place among all teams participating. Our staff and attorneys enjoyed the opportunity to spend time together, cook delicious chili, and help promote the Exceptional Foundation’s mission.

The mission of the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee is to “enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by meeting the social, recreational and continued educational needs.” This organization has been helping children and young adults in the Memphis area since 2006, many of whom have autism, Down Syndrome, and other special needs. We are already looking forward to the 2019 event!

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new-lawyersNST Law, along with the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Memphis Bar Association, welcomed new lawyers to the Bar and our legal community at a reception at our Memphis office on September 27, 2018. For the second year in a row, our firm sponsored this welcome reception which was well-attended by local judges (Federal, Civil, and Criminal), attorneys from law firms across town, judicial clerks, and new attorneys recently admitted to practice law in Tennessee.

As lawyers, we remember what it was like to spend all summer studying for the bar exam after graduation and having to wait weeks to get the results, so we enjoyed being able to reward the new lawyers for all of their hard work and welcome them into the local legal community. It was also rewarding to help facilitate the new lawyers getting to meet the local judges whom they will be appearing before in the years to come. We thank all attorneys and judges who attended this year’s welcome reception and helped make it a success.

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Ronald-McDonald-1At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, giving back to the community is always important. We take pride in helping others, and for the second year in a row, our Memphis lawyers enjoyed serving dinner to the residents of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.

Ronald McDonald House plays an important role in the lives of so many people not only in Memphis, but across the world. Ronald McDonald House is a residential housing unit for patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their families. It opened its doors in 1991 and has since provided no-cost housing to over 9,600 children from almost all 50 states and 45 countries. By providing free housing, Ronald McDonald House hopes patients and their loved ones can focus all of their time and energy on fighting illness and make the best recovery possible.

It was our pleasure being able to do our part to help the patients and their families as they take on cancer and other medical issues they may be facing. We thank the staff and administration of Ronald McDonald House for letting our attorneys use their kitchen for one night and serve dinner.

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Adam-Johnson-on-Legal-Lines-WREG_041918Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is proud of our attorneys Monica Rejaei and Adam Johnson for volunteering with Legal Lines, a program designed to help members of the Memphis community.

Each year, the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association sponsors Legal Lines, a multi-hour program where members of the community can call into a special phone line to discuss legal issues they may be facing. Answering the phones are local attorneys volunteering their time. Common issues people call about involve fair housing, criminal expungements, breach of contract, probate law, and other legal matters.

Legal Lines is a rewarding program because it helps give access to justice to those who may not be able to afford to consult with a lawyer in Memphis. If the attorney on call cannot give an exact answer to the question or legal issue, he or she can provide a referral to a local agency that may be able to assist, such as Memphis Area Legal Services.

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This November, attorneys and staff members from Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz’s Memphis and Jackson offices had an excellent time participating in the 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off benefiting the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee (EFWTN). The EFWTN is a nonprofit organization, and its mission is to “enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by meeting their social, recreational and continued educational needs.”

At this year’s Chili Cook-Off event, our firm prepared Texas Chili to be submitted to the judges. In total, there were more more than 15 teams that participated. In addition to serving chili to attendees, our booth featured arts and crafts and face painting for all of the kids in attendance.

The Chili Cook-Off is a large fundraiser for the EFWTN, and proceeds go towards funding programs for participants throughout the year. As always, we had an excellent time, and it was rewarding to be able to benefit such a great cause. Our team is already looking forward to next year!

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On September 23, 2017, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz had the privilege of providing a lead sponsorship in the 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Trot 5K in Jackson, Tennessee. This run was hosted by the Captain Jack Holland Detachment #735 of the Marine Corps League. 100% of the proceeds from the run will provide toys to children through the Toys for Tots program.

The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the communities in which the campaigns are conducted. It was our pleasure to work with the Marine Corps League in this very worthwhile endeavor, and members of our Jackson office, including attorney Nathan Williams, had an outstanding time participating in this year’s event. We are already looking forward to next year!

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