TB in the News: Thompson Burton Partner, Kevin Thompson, Interviewed on Bloomberg TV Regarding Publicly Traded MLM Company, Herbalife


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Thompson Burton PLLC partner, Kevin Thompson, appears on Bloomberg News this afternoon to discuss Bill Ackman’s continued assault on publicly traded MLM company, Herbalife.  Video can be viewed above or by clicking here.

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Thompson Burton in the News: Kevin Thompson Quoted in Bloomberg News Regarding BurnLounge Decision


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Thompson Burton PLLC partner, Kevin Thompson, was recently quoted by Bloomberg News in an article titled “BurnLounge Shutdown by FTC Upheld by Federal Appeals Court.” The article states that the decision was closely watched in the direct sales industry in connection with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) investigation of Herbalife Ltd. (HLF). Kevin is quoted as stating “the court stopped short of ruling that commissions generated from goods sold by the sales force, rather than customers outside the company’s network of distributors, were illegal.” The article also states that “This decision is good for Herbalife and good for the network-marketing industry because it clarifies the issue of paying commissions” to distributors buying products. “As long as the products have legitimate value, the company will be in a good position to thwart off pyramid arguments,” according to Thompson. The article can be viewed here.

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Thompson Burton In The News: Kevin Thompson Quoted in New York Post Article Regarding MLM Industry


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Thompson Burton PLLC partner Kevin Thompson was recently quoted by the New York Post in an article titled “Verve Energy Drink Company Tries to Stay Off Regulators’ radar.” The article describes Kevin as an “industry insider” and quotes him as stating that reduced purchase requirements by the MLM industry would “fix a lot of issues. He states that “What happens is a lot of people buy stuff they never would buy in quantities, they would never have purchased just to qualify for bonuses.” Thompson admitted the change could make it difficult for some MLM companies to survive.

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Thompson Burton’s New Office Space In Cool Springs Building Accommodates Law Firm Growth


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We’re very pleased to announce Thompson Burton’s move into new office space, consisting of approximately 4,200 square-feet at Seven Corporate Centre in Cool Springs.  Thompson Burton, which opened its doors in April 2012, is more than doubling its current space in the same building.  “We are adding lawyers and need more square footage to accommodate the growth,” noted Walt Burton.  Kevin Thompson added, “we’ve built our practice around utilizing technology to minimize the need for excessive office space, and we continue to encourage our attorneys to work wherever they are most productive. This space continues to foster that mindset.” The firm’s new space can accommodate 10-12 lawyers.  With verbal commitments from 2 additional lawyers who are expected to start in January, 2014, the firm expects to start filling the new space very  quickly.  “We’re growing at a quick pace, but we’re continuing to be very selective regarding attorneys that we ask […]

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Mid-South Super Lawyers Lists Walt Burton and Kevin Thompson as 2013 Rising Stars


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Thompson Burton PLLC is pleased to announce that both Kevin Thompson and Walt Burton were named to Mid-South Super Lawyers 2013 Rising Stars list in two different practice areas.  This is a very exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state of Tennessee.  Kevin Thompson was recognized for his consumer law practice, and Walt Burton was recognized for his commercial real estate practice. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles […]

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