Vemma Analysis: Lessons Learned – Part 2

    Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four 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 Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

    This is Part Two of our series on the Vemma ruling. In Part One of our Vemma analysis, we dissected the Court’s ruling and attempted to explain the basis for the Judge’s conclusions. Part Two is a discussion on the Order’s implications for Vemma and the industry. Before we begin, it’s important to understand that […]

    Vemma Analysis: Lessons Learned – Part 1

      Thompson Burton redefines the art of law by utilizing creativity, technology, flexibility and innovation to more effectively deliver information and connect with our clients. With that in mind, we’re not wedded to the old ways of practicing law behind bookcases and conference room tables. We’re committed to delivering exceptional results while maintaining our vision for transparency and accessibility.

      This article was written jointly by both Kevin Thompson and Kevin Grimes As most of you know, the FTC sued Vemma, alleging the company to be a pyramid scheme. Without a hearing, the FTC convinced a federal judge to shut down the company with a temporary injunction. On September 15, Vemma had an opportunity to […]

      Vemma Preliminary Injunction Hearing: Cautiously Optimistic

        Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four 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 Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

        I’m not one to report the news. I’m a lawyer, not a reporter. When I write about current events, I write from the context of providing education. I try to take my time and pull out the lessons. Here, I’m reporting on the news. While there’s a lot to be learned from this hearing, those […]

        Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and MLM: Part 2

          Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four 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 Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

          In Part 1 of the MLM Cryptocurrency series, I discussed the basics about cryptocurrency MLMs. In this section, I provide specific information to help consumers stay safe. UPDATE: After the writing of this article, the SEC has sued a Bitcoin cloud mining company and alleged them to be engaging in the unregistered selling of securities. […]

          Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and MLM: Part 1

            Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four 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 Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

            This is part 1 of a 2 part series about cryptocurrencies and MLM. I caught the Bitcoin bug two years ago, back in mid-2013. I was speaking with a client and he mentioned this Bitcoin thing, talking about how it was a new way to send “funds” overseas without any intermediaries (banks). I was hearing […]

            Richard Brooke On the Wisdom of Business Development Agreements

            I’m thankful for Richard Bliss Brooke. He’s a courageous leader and he’s never afraid to call it like he sees it.

            This is a 20 minute video. There’s no need to watch the whole thing (it’s long!). Start at the 15:20 mark where someone asks “Do you think Business Development Agreements are bad for network marketing?”

            His answer is brief and to the point. It’s an important issue that will eventually be addressed at an industry-wide level. But in the meantime, we need to be educated. Please watch at the 15:20 mark.