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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TB Profile: Meet Attorney J.K. Simms


When did you know you wanted to be an attorney? While it was somewhat in the family because my grandfather was a tax attorney, I did not really know that I wanted to be an attorney until about a year after graduating from high school. I absolutely hated high school and took a year off when I graduated because I did not know what I wanted to do, but I knew I did not want to go in to 13th grade. The time off was great and really helped me. I worked, read a lot and met a lot of people, some of whom loved their careers and others who were still trying to figure what they wanted to do. It was during this year “off” that I knew I wanted to be an attorney. When I went to college the next year, I treated it like a job and […]

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TB’s David Cañas Running Today’s Boston Marathon


Thompson Burton Attorney David Cañas is running in today’s Boston Marathon, the fourth time he has run the iconic marathon. We plan to follow David’s progress online at http://raceday.baa.org/individual.html. David’s race bib number is 6268. David is already on the course, having run the first 5k of the race in 22:34 and the first 10K in 46:16. David was also one of several Nashville marathoners profiled last week by The Tennessean. His goal is to run several marathons a year. The team at Thompson Burton is proud of David and his outstanding passion.    

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Five “Cyber Hygiene” Tips for Businesses and Individuals


By Thomas Ritter At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year, a security company set up several public Wi-Fi hotspots around Quicken Loans Arena to see exactly how people behaved online. Thousands of users accessed these Wi-Fi hotspots; more than two-thirds had their identities exposed, 10 percent shopped on Amazon or another site and 1 percent accessed banking records. The company did not keep any of the records. But imagine if a hacker did this. This test proved the need for good information security, whether for your business or for you as an individual. As an attorney specializing in information security, I counsel companies and individuals on what I call “Cyber Hygiene” — best practices to protect your data and your privacy. Below, I have listed five cyber hygiene tips for both businesses and individuals. Five “Cyber Hygiene” Tips for Businesses Businesses are primarily concerned with protecting data they […]

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Thompson Burton’s New Cyber Security Practice


By Thomas Ritter Here are two words that should scare any business: business interruption. The thought of losing control of your business for a day or a week is enough to keep any executive awake at night. Business interruption is almost a guarantee when a company experiences a data breach or other cybersecurity problem. Every interruption comes with significant mitigation costs, including hiring experts to alleviate problems, lost productivity, the threat of lawsuits and much more. Helping businesses, especially smaller businesses, manage their cybersecurity risks is why I have started a dedicated cybersecurity practice at Thompson Burton. The practice includes three primary services: Understanding the confusing patchwork of regulatory requirements Drafting and reviewing security policies Providing legal counsel when a problem occurs The first two services fall under what I would call “preventative medicine.” For any business in possession of sensitive customer information and data, preparation is instrumental to prevention. […]

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