LARGE RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES


The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 affords increased access to Chapter 11 Reorganization for small businesses and some individuals As businesses and individuals struggle to grasp the consequences of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, many businesses are struggling to determine how they will emerge from this pandemic going forward. How will businesses, who may or may not have been financially secure prior to the pandemic, create a financial plan and navigate the uncertainly following the COVID-19 outbreak? Fortunately, a new subchapter of the Bankruptcy Code was recently implemented that might assist those businesses in building such a plan and emerging from the insolvency concerns caused by this pandemic. On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”)[1] became effective, and modified several provisions of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. These modifications strive to make Chapter 11 more efficient, affordable, and accessible for small businesses throughout the […]

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ECONOMY INTERRUPTED: WILL BUSINESS INSURANCE POLICIES COVER COVID-19 LOSSES


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented amount of uncertainty in every business sector and industry around the world. Chances are that your business has contracts that have been or may be affected by the pandemic. Many questions from our clients concern whether the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a force majeure event and excuses performance under a contract. What is force majeure? Force Majeure – An Act of God. Force majeure, French for greater force, describes any event that is unexpected by all parties, not caused by any party, and affects the relationship between them, limits the ability of either to perform a duty, or requires one to intrude on a privilege of the other. Bouvier Law Dictionary Tennessee courts have defined an “Act of God” as follows: Any misadventure or casualty is said to be caused by “Act of God” when it happens by the direct, immediate and exclusive […]

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Campbell Selected for NBF’s Leadership Forum


     Associate attorney Justin Campbell has been selected for the 2016-2017 class of the Nashville Bar Foundation’s (NBF) Leadership Forum. He joins Jennifer Lankford as the second attorney from Thompson Burton PLLC to be chosen for this honor.      Campbell and 23 other attorneys were selected to participate in this nine-month professional development program that begins this September and will run through May 2017.      “I am looking forward to participating in the Leadership Forum program and am honored to have been chosen by the Nashville Bar Foundation to participate,” said Campbell. “Continuing professional development is essential to legal professionals, and the entire team here at Thompson Burton is committed to refining and building of our skills on an ongoing basis.” Campbell focuses primarily on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing both individual and commercial clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, along […]

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TB In the News: The Nashville Post Breaks the story that John Hollins Jr. will join Thompson Burton PLLC


The Nashville Post reported today on the upcoming addition to our law firm of John Hollins Jr.  We’re very excited to make this initial announcement regarding the addition of John Hollins Jr.  John is a very well respected in the Nashville bar and the larger community, and we anxiously anticipate his addition to the firm starting June 1, 2016.  He will be joined by his long time associate, Sarah Perky, and paralegal, Robin Gornicki-Davis.  The firm will have much more detailed announcements regarding John’s addition to the firm in the coming weeks.

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Former h3gm Lawyer David P. Cañas Joins Thompson Burton PLLC


Thompson Burton PLLC is excited to announce the addition of David P. Cañas to its commercial litigation and bankruptcy practice. Formerly with Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C., Cañas brings more than 20 years of commercial litigation and bankruptcy experience to Thompson Burton. David’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including extensive experience with bankruptcy and distressed asset related matters. “I have had the great pleasure to work with David for over a decade on various matters.  During that time David and I have become great friends and have developed a mutual respect for each other’s practice.  I couldn’t be happier with his addition to the firm,” said Phillip Young. “I am thrilled to join this fast growing law firm where lawyers are practicing at the highest levels.  The entrepreneurial culture is unlike anything else I have observed in other firms in Nashville,” said Cañas. “I look forward to […]

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