TB In the News: Southern/Alpha Features Thompson Burton PLLC as the First Law Firm in Tennessee (and one of the first nationally) to Accept Bitcoin as Payment

BitcoinIt seems contradictory doesn’t it? A well-known law firm in Nashville, Tennessee is the first law firm in Nashville, and among the first nationally, to accept Bitcoin in exchange for law practice. According to Kevin Thompson of Thompson Burton, accepting BTC is a practical decision for the firm and opens up new opportunities for both local and international clients.

“We want to make it easier for clients to do business with us,” Kevin said in an interview with Southern/Alpha. “With some of our international clients, they’re starting to transact via BTC. With zero processing fees, why would we not accept BTC? In order to protect ourselves from any value fluctuations, we liquidate the BTC the moment we receive them. I’m confident that it’s only a matter of time before BTC values stabilize once the global transaction volume increases.”

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Phone Debt Collection Scam

Hot News! Thompson Burton raises awareness of a new phone debt collection scam.

In the past week our law firm has received a numerous amount of phone calls from “debt collection scam” victims who notified us that they were harassed by a debt collector calling them on the behalf of our law firm or “Thompson Law firm in Franklin TN.”

Victims of this fraud were called from (615) 567-4250 and were demanded to wire the money to the debt collection agency Ace Cash Express.  Feel free to call the number for a good laugh;)  Though Ace Cash Express is a legit company, we still believe the scam artist is using their company name to scam innocent people and they’re most likely using a VOIP system, which allows a person to make a phone call from outside of the United States using a 615 area code.

We have contacted the FBI to locate this fraud and we hope that the matter will be resolved shortly.  Be careful out there.  It’s unfortunate that such frauds can happen with anyone and can take place at any time.  If you have been a target of this scam please call your local authorities and file a report.

 

TB Publications: Tennessee Nursing Extra–What Should You Do If You Receive a 4-5-320(c) Notification Letter From the Tennessee Department of Health?

 

 

 

 

tn-nursing-extra-2Tennessee Nursing Extra’s Summer 2014 edition features an article titled “What Should You Do If You Receive a 4-5-320(c) Notification Letter From the Tennessee Department of Health?” written by TB associate, Alex Scarbrough Fisher. The article begins on page ten, and can be accessed here.

Tennessee Nursing Extra is a widely read and respected publication that coveys information regarding licensing, regulatory updates, scope of practice, and disciplinary actions. The magazine is published four times a year, and is distributed to over 150,000 nurses, students, educators, and other healthcare professionals.