Thompson Burton Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 

Seven attorneys
 selected by national peer-review for honor

Thompson Burton PLLC announces that seven of its attorneys have been named to the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including:

“We continue to see these types of peer recognition rankings for our firm and our attorneys,” said Kevin Thompson, co-founder of Thompson Burton. “When we started Thompson Burton, Walt Burton and I knew that creating a performance-driven model would help bring in the best of the best to our firm.”

For the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and the organization has received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.



Nashville-Area Law Firm Adds Another Transactional Attorney to its Roster of Legal Experts

Thompson Burton PLLC is pleased to announce that A.J. Reed has joined firm as a partner. He will concentrate on real estate development and corporate/securities.

Reed was most recently an attorney at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP where he concentrated on commercial real estate development and finance, retail and healthcare leasing, government zoning issues, build-to-suit retail and commercial projects.

“A.J. brings a wealth of knowledge about real-estate transactions and further solidifies the firm’s expertise in this practice area,” said Founding Partner Walt Burton. “A.J. was on many firms’ radar, and he chose to join Thompson Burton.”

Prior to Waller, Reed practiced at Spragins, Barnett & Cobb PLC in Jackson, Tenn., and Glankler Brown PLLC in Memphis. He was also a trust officer at Morgan Keegan Trust in Memphis.

“Thompson Burton represents everything I am looking for in a law firm,” said Reed. “I was drawn first by the phenomenal reputations of the attorneys. As I started to learn more about the firm and how it operates differently – and better – than the large firms, I knew it was the place I wanted to practice law.”

Reed earned his juris doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2006. He is a member of the Memphis, Tennessee, Mississippi and American Bar Associations as well as the National Association of Bond Lawyers.


Ronn Steen Discusses Bankruptcy on Impact Makers Radio

Thompson Burton attorney Ronn Steen was a recent guest on Impact Makers Radio. Ronn discussed his passion for and challenges when helping commercial landlords facing bankruptcy with either their businesses or their tenants.

You can listen to Ronn’s entire interview on Impact Makers Radio.

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