The Regulatory Hurdle That Is Politics

    Clay Brewer is an associate attorney at Thompson Burton PLLC. His practice area focuses primarily on serving young, direct selling companies. He assists Kevin Thompson in providing exceptional legal support for companies ranging from early-stage startups to well-established entities.

    In the legal world, there’s always an angle. It’s our job as attorneys to assist clients in exploring this angle to bridge the gap between the regulatory hurdles–that seem to continue to change–and the long-term business vision that entrepreneurs have for their ventures. EVERYTHING these days is political, especially when it comes to the niche […]

    The Gospel That Isn’t, An Attorney’s Initial Thoughts

      Clay Brewer is an associate attorney at Thompson Burton PLLC. His practice area focuses primarily on serving young, direct selling companies. He assists Kevin Thompson in providing exceptional legal support for companies ranging from early-stage startups to well-established entities.

      “The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” – Justice Louis Brandeis, dissenting in Olmstead v. United States (1928) When I say the gospel that isn’t, I am referring to the idea that continues to become ever more commonplace in the national discussion. The idea […]

      Don’t Turn Mailboxes into Baseballs. Keeping it Between the Lines when providing financial education

        Clay Brewer is an associate attorney at Thompson Burton PLLC. His practice area focuses primarily on serving young, direct selling companies. He assists Kevin Thompson in providing exceptional legal support for companies ranging from early-stage startups to well-established entities.

        This article was prepared by Thompson Burton Summer Associate, Brooks Brasfield.  He was asked to help clarify the line between financial advice (bad) versus financial education (good). ————- “Don’t turn mailboxes into baseballs… most thoughts deserve two or three more…everything will be fine…long as you stay off the hard stuff and keep between the lines.” […]

        You Can’t Regulate Human Nature

          Clay Brewer is an associate attorney at Thompson Burton PLLC. His practice area focuses primarily on serving young, direct selling companies. He assists Kevin Thompson in providing exceptional legal support for companies ranging from early-stage startups to well-established entities.

          The human mind is miraculous. The capacity for what we can achieve is without limits. Despite our great gifts, there’s one thing that will likely never change: our primal nature to seek immediate pleasure over pain. This results in us being stuck on the Hedonic treadmill, mostly contrary to our own best interests. Stated another […]

          The FTC Should Not Be Trusted – Letter to 3 Members of Congress

            Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

            I wrote a letter to my representatives in Congress in August of 2021. See below for the contents. The letter was sent to clearly oppose the FTC’s efforts to expand their power via Congress. This is how a democracy works…the agencies seek consent from the governed by way of our elected leaders. I made my […]

            The Way Out Is In

              Clay Brewer is an associate attorney at Thompson Burton PLLC. His practice area focuses primarily on serving young, direct selling companies. He assists Kevin Thompson in providing exceptional legal support for companies ranging from early-stage startups to well-established entities.

              The nature of this industry is complex. When I entered this field, I knew very little about the people who operated within it, the laws and regulations that encompassed it, or frankly what exactly it meant to fall under the descriptive phrase of “direct sales,” network marketing,” “multi-level marketing,” etc. Those on the outside may […]