Thompson Burton Associate Competes in 200 Mile Relay Race to Raise Money for Cancer Research, Honor Mom


Thompson Burton’s newest associate, Alex Scarbrough, will be competing in the Tennessee Ragnar Relay this October 25-26, 2013. She, along with eleven teammates, will run 198.6 miles, beginning in downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee River, and finishing in downtown Nashville near the Cumberland River in the Country Music Walk of Fame park. Each teammate completes a total of three runs, cycling all twelve runners in order three times over a non-stop, twenty-four hour period. A special Ragnar inscribed slap bracelet takes the place of the traditional baton, and teammates stop at various points along the course to cheer their runners along, particularly along the difficult ascents of Signal Mountain and Monteagle Mountain. Alex’s team, named “Anne’s Allstars,” after Alex’s late mother, Anne Scarbrough, who passed away in 2010 after being diagnosed with melanoma, is in its third year of participating in the event. The team runs to raise money for […]

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Thompson Burton In The News: Law Firm Takes Unorthodox Approach


We’re really pleased with the article the Nashville Tennessean published about the firm over the weekend.  The article, which is titled “Law Firm Takes Unorthodox Approach”, highlights a few points about our unique philosophy and methods that set us apart.  Our goal is to build a law firm for the 21st century based on creativity, technology, flexibility and innovation to more effectively and efficiently deliver legal services. We couldn’t be anymore happy with the results at this point.  In a little less than a year, we’ve opened our law office, added two fantastic commercial litigators, substantially grown revenue, grown our client base 4 fold, and established a summer associate program.  Our next step is to start looking for a corporate/securities and intellectual property lawyer.  Standby, this is just the beginning.

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Thompson Burton PLLC Leads the Discussion Regarding Ackman’s Herbalife Short Position


On December 20, 2012, Bill Ackman, hedgefund manager at Pershing Square Capital, announced an “enormous” short position against publicly traded direct sales company Herbalife.  Ackman laid out his argument at the Sohn Conference Foundation in Manhattan in a three-hour presentation entitled “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” After the presentation, Thompson Burton PLLC partner and co-founder, Kevin Thompson, one of the top direct sales and MLM lawyers in the country, published his initial thoughts regarding Ackman’s short position and Herbalife’s decision to engage law firm Boes Schiller as its legal counsel.  Kevin’s post was widely circulated on Wall Street, resulting in numerous investment managers contacting Kevin to discuss his opinion regarding Ackman and Herbalife.  One of those discussions resulted in Robert Chapman of Los Angeles based Chapman Capital LLC authoring a guest post at thompsonburton.com entitled “Herbalife: Why I made it a 35% Position After the Bill Ackman Bear Raid”. Chapman’s guest post […]

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Creative Competitors, Recent Developments and Milestones for Thompson Burton


In this episode of Creative Competitors, we talk about signing our lease at Corporate Centre in the Cool Springs area south of Nashville, Tennessee.  We discuss some of the difficulties of getting the office up and running, including purchasing office furniture, equipment, and our gratitude to our top notch interior decorator, Kelly Spalding, for her assistance.  We hope to start hiring administrative support and new lawyers once the space is ready in a few weeks. To that end, we’ve gotten somewhat of a head start on the hiring process. We recently offered the #1 law student in his class in Michigan to assist Kevin with his practice.  Our offer is pending, so we’re anxious to hear a response. We think we can compete with any law firm, big or small, to land high quality talent. We also discuss our recent involvement in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi Scheme case. With estimates of more than Two […]

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Creative Competitors – Jabari Greer, All Around Champion


Kevin Thompson and Walt Burton recently traveled to New Orleans to visit Super Bowl champion and all-around stellar athlete and man, Jabari Greer.  Kevin and Jabari first met as teammates on the University of Tennessee football team in 2000.  This relationship continued on the track team, where Kevin was a decathlete and Jabari was a sprinter and hurdler. During our visit with Jabari for this episode of Creative Competitors, we explore many of the character traits that have contributed to Jabari’s success on and off the field. Jabari is most well known for his stellar NFL career, but he also had a phenomenal collegiate career.  Below is just a snapshot: Played in 51 games at UT (school record) Member of the 2003 Track and Field Indoor Championship team NCAA champion in the indoor 60 M hurdles, 7.55 (school record) 2010 Super Bowl Champion 2003 SEC Champion, 110 M hurdles 2003 SEC […]

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