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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Veteran Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Lawyer, Phillip Young, Joins Thompson Burton PLLC


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Thompson Burton PLLC is very excited to announce the addition of Phillip Young to its bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice. Phillip is the second high profile lawyer to join the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice in the last three weeks. Ronn Steen, formerly with Stites & Harbison, joined last month. Phillip’s practice focuses on complex or unique bankruptcy, receivership, and distressed asset matters.  He has worked on numerous bankruptcy cases as well as acted as receiver on some of the largest receivership cases in Tennessee. “I have had the great pleasure to work with Phillip over the last 2 years on a receivership case.  During that time Phillip and I became great friends and developed a mutual respect for each other’s practice.  I couldn’t be happier with his addition to the firm,” said Walt Burton. Formerly with Bass Berry & Sims, PLC and more recently Garfinkle McLemore & Young […]

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Thompson Burton In The News: TB Partner Recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a 2014 40 Under 40 honoree


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Thompson Burton partner and commercial real estate attorney, Walt Burton, has been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a 2014 40 Under 40 honoree.  All of the honorees were chosen by previous 40 Under 40 winners and “were deemed to be making a difference in their companies and community.”  Walt is be profiled in the March 14 edition of the Nashville Business Journal and will also be honored at a luncheon at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel that same day.  Other honorees who made the illustrious list can be found at the Nashville Business Journal.  The full question and answer session with Walt can be found here. Congratulations to Walt on this great honor!

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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 PLLC Sponsors Local Little League Team


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Thompson Burton PLLC is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Grassland Brewers this season.  The Brewers are part of the Grassland Athletic Association (7-8 year olds).  George Simms (pictured with TB logo on sleeve), son of firm partner JK Simms, is a fantastic baseball player and started the season with an RBI Triple.  Cole Dowsley commented “we’re very proud to be sponsoring future baseball all-star George Simms.  He’s always been a great athlete.”

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