Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of three and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on CNBC with Herb Greenberg, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.
In a prior life, Kevin was an accomplished track athlete at the University of Tennessee, garnering all-American honors in the decathlon. Kevin developed his passion for direct sales as an Amway distributor, selling energy drinks and doing anything possible to earn extra cash while in school. With his competitive nature, Kevin was drawn to the world of working with young network marketing companies trying to make a difference selling superior products and services through networks of people. As a DSA supplier member, Kevin Thompson is actively involved on the Ethics Committee and Government Relation Board to help steer the industry into a promising future. He has served as a keynote speaker for clients all across the world.
Prior to starting his law practice, Kevin gained valuable experience while serving as Chief Counsel for Signature Management Team, LLC, also known as Team. Team is one of the largest providers of sales aids for distributors in the network marketing industry. While at Team, Kevin worked closely with Amway and MonaVie’s compliance departments to ensure Team’s marketing materials passed regulatory review. Also during his tenure at Team, Kevin helped guide the company through commercial litigation with Amway. He has the experience, knowledge, connections and tools necessary to help entrepreneurs securely launch their businesses.
Kevin Thompson is a proud husband and father of three children. He serves on the Young Executive Leadership Team for Youth Villages in Nashville, Tennessee, and helps devise and execute programs to raise funds for the organization and create transitional living programs for abandoned and neglected teens.
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Being a new start-up Party Plan company, we were seeking the best-of-the-best for our consulting A-Team. When it came time for legal counsel on making sure we were doing everything right, Kevin's name was presented to us by other members of our consulting team, telling us he was the best...and they were right! From the first minute Kevin was right there with us, literally day and night, as we had some deadlines we wanted to meet. Always cool, always professional, and always one-step ahead...that's Kevin. Most importantly to us, Kevin speaks English, not legalese! That was extremely refreshing and helped move things along smoothly and without some of the usual stress that can come with dealing with legal counsel. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the direct selling market and makes working through the legal issues painless.
We are honored to have Mr. Kevin Thompson as our legal counsel since the inception of our company. Mr. Thompson provides invaluable legal counseling in many facets of our business. His guidance in with government laws and regulations, business practice and consumer rights, internal policies and agreements, and third party negotiations and contracts were instrumental to our success! We’ve been very impressed of his experience, more important, his business ethics and personal values. We can definitely say that Mr. Thompson has treated our business as if it was his business as well!
Having worked with some of the largest and most respected law firms in the United States on a myriad of cases and issues during my career, it is with great confidence that I say Kevin Thompson is one of the most talented attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. I have personally witnessed Kevin handle work loads that would have taken three or four seasoned attorneys to handle. He radiates confidence and enthusiasm and is one of the most personable people you will meet. In his area of expertise, he has quickly shown that he is the industry leader and his ideas and opinions are sought after by business and government officials. He is a prolific author and expert on how the legal profession is currently undergoing a massive transformation regarding technologies, off-shore competition, downsizing, and social media and continues to offer his peers solid advice on what their profession needs to do to adapt to those changes. One of the most impressive attributes of Kevin is his moral compass and character and integrity.
Being in the MLM industry, I had heard of Kevin Thompson but never had the chance to meet him until a few years ago. I interviewed many attorneys but settled on Kevin and I'm glad I did. His background is second-to-none, his knowledge of MLM law is unmatched and his demeanor and willingness to say the hard things (especially the things I didn't want to hear) is without question the trait I appreciate the most.
If you are searching for an MLM attorney, your search can end here; I did the vetting and Kevin is the real deal.