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Federal Vaccine Mandate Looming: Employer FAQs


On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his administration is taking several new steps to get more Americans vaccinated. Two of these moves have already been implemented as of early September: first, the President signed an executive order mandating vaccines for federal employees. That same day, he entered an executive order mandating vaccines for workers in most healthcare settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. The latter applies to hospitals, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies and more. The third action item, and the one creating perhaps the most controversy, is one that has not taken effect yet but has merely been proposed by the President: a vaccine mandate for many private employers. The mandate is expected to come in the form of an emergency temporary regulation issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”), much like what OSHA has already issued with respect to employers in the healthcare […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Eviction Ban: What it Means for Tennessee Landlords


The Supreme Court of the United States has struck down the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) ban on residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eviction ban (sometimes called a “moratorium”) started back in March of 2020 when Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Congress voted to extend the moratorium once in January of 2021, but then let it expire by its own terms. The executive branch then took matters into its own hands. The CDC issued its own eviction ban, which it continued to extend well into 2021. The CDC’s ban applied to all residential tenancies, unlike the ban passed by Congress which was narrower because it only applied to properties that were supported by government funds (i.e. had a loan backed by Housing and Urban Development, or “HUD”). The CDC also imposed criminal penalties on landlords who violated its moratorium. According to documents filed […]

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12 Thompson Burton Attorneys Selected as 2020 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars


Thompson Burton is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys were selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The selection process for this honor incorporates peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Final selection results in only 2.5% of attorneys in the state being selected as Rising Stars and 5% of attorneys in the state being selected as Super Lawyers.   The TB attorneys selected as 2020 Super Lawyers are:   Walt Burton – Real Estate   JK Simms – Employment & Labor   Phillip G. Young, Jr. – Bankruptcy   Ronn Steen – Creditor Debtor Rights   Cathy Speers Johnson – Family Law   John J. Hollins, Jr. – Family Law   Sarah Richter Perky – Family Law   Jerry W. Taylor – Health Care   The TB attorneys selected as 2020 Rising Stars include:   Kevin Thompson – Consumer Law   Melissa Burton – Business Litigation   Justin […]

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The firm has diverse practice areas, including commercial real estate, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, direct sales and MLM, labor and employment, administrative law, corporate, entertainment law, and domestic and family law. Our clients range from fortune 500 companies and national banks, regional and community banks, borrowers, closely held corporations, real estate developers, property owners, investors, small businesses, start up entrepreneurs, to individuals.

What our clients say about Thompson Burton

  • Kevin, your expertise, professionalism and exemplarity services well performed have been invaluable to our Company. So much so that not only did we feel the best possible gesture to show our appreciation with paying your firm in full well in advance of our contract being due, I just had to write and share that in all my decades in the business world, you, your partner and your team are the first legal firm I’ve actually enjoyed sending money to. Thank you so very much; you are on my short list of highest priority for professional referral.

    Ken Stewart, ECOE

  • Kevin and I have worked together on a number of my projects. Kevin is a man of integrity and quite frankly, they just don't come much better. He brings his best to the table in everything he does. If I needed help with anything, Kevin was available. In the rare situation when I was not able to reach him, he replied to my messages within 24 hours.
    Kevin and I had the opportunity to be speakers at the grand opening of Moringo Organics in India. It was a great opportunity to get to know him on a personal level. If you're looking for someone to represent your company, Kevin brings more than his legal expertise to the table. He made himself available to a host of issues faced by the company. His experience and contributions were invaluable. With Kevin, we got more than a lawyer, we got a seasoned partner. I personally will be using Kevin on any and all my projects going forward.
    Thank You Kevin for not only being a great attorney but a friend as well.

    Robert James, Moringo Organics

  • The Direct Sales/Network Marketing/MLM Industry from all aspects and angles is a most difficult one to navigate through. And, like in all industries you have the "good guys" and the "bad guys" to filter through in an effort to reach your goals.
    I am very grateful to have met Kevin so early in the game. He has mentored and advised me from the outset when my business was just a thought in my head. That advice is priceless in an industry such as this. The scrutiny that we are all under, and the potential legal changes that are on the horizon, I am very thankful to have Kevin and his MLM business acumen in my corner.
    Thank you Kevin for everything you have done for me personally and for this great Industry!

    Mitch Buchwalter

  • Walt is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who can provide excellent advice on complicated real estate transactions ranging from leases to sales to tenant disputes. He understands the business needs of the large institutional owner to the small entrepreneur. He works well with opposing counsels of all personality types. Walt is sensitive to time pressures and will quickly (and accurately) finish tasks before tight deadlines.

    Jesse Harty, Asset Manager, Clarion Partners

  • Cole Dowsley and Thompson Burton PLLC are critical to my company's success as a growing small business. Their business law expertise has been very helpful in dealing with a variety of matters, ranging from contract negotiations to customer disputes. Cole always represents our interests with professionalism and integrity. I highly recommend his firm to other entrepreneurs and business owners to provide sound advice and representation for all legal matters.

    Jeff Stockon, Owner, ApexWorks, Restoration Service Experts

  • I have been blessed to have the legal advice of Cole Dowsley since the beginning stages of my company. He has been with me through EEOC investigations and employee lawsuits, customer contractual issues and was truly instrumental (putting it mildly) when it came time to the sale of my business to a large national investment group. In each event, he has delivered a solid product. The employee lawsuit was settled for 6% of the original asking price, the customer issues have always been handled without hurting our customer base and I sold my business for a healthy sum, while still negotiating the exit strategy I needed. He is a solid man who delivers strong influence to those sitting across the table or gentle influence, whichever is needed. His guidance with laws and regulations, business practice and consumer rights, internal policies and agreements, and third party negotiations and contracts were instrumental to our success! I can definitely say that Mr. Dowsley has treated, and will continue to treat, my businesses as well!

    Joshua D. Spradlin, Alliance Building Group

  • In real estate development, it's not a matter of if complex legal situations will occur, it's when. And when they do, we only turn to Thompson Burton PLLC. With substantial capital at risk, strategy, thoroughness, and timeliness are just a few of the elements that have to be flawless in execution. Time and time again, Thompson Burton delivers, exceeds expectations, and is a chief partner in our company's continued growth and success.

    Ryan Meadows

  • Kevin and I competed on the Track team. He quickly became a leader on the team and was a major contributor to the National Championship that Tennessee earned. He's a leader, a do'er. Kevin is someone I would trust both personally and professionally. He's one of the most solid all around guys - I think most people who know him would say the same.

    Matt Dewalt, Teammate

  • Kevin Thompson leaves an impression. Be it because he is sociable, intelligent, confident or all of the above, Kevin is sure to be remembered even after one meeting. And I am proud not only to have worked with Kevin, but also to call him my friend.

    Chris McCarty, co-worker

  • Kevin Thompson's service to our company was more than we expected. The whole process was excellent and we look forward to working with Kevin for years to come.

    Eric Gleaton, Co-Funder, Vonumental

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