Thompson Burton Announces Hiring of A.J. Reed


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 […]

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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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Thompson Burton Welcomes Chandler Farmer


Every business leader I know worries about recruiting and keeping talented people. Without them, any business suffers. Conversely, one of the most affirming moments is when top talent wants to join your business because of the opportunities and the culture you helped create. Thompson Burton is pleased that Chandler Farmer is joining us as an Associate in mid-May. While Chandler could have joined any firm in Middle Tennessee, he wanted and elected to join our firm. Chandler represents the bright, young talent that co-founder Kevin Thompson and I have prioritized recruiting the last few years. He was most recently a law clerk for the Honorable Frank G. Clement Jr. at Tennessee Court of Appeals. He graduated first in his class at Belmont University College of Law in 2015. He interned with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorney’s Office of Middle Tennessee. And he was an editor of the […]

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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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