MLM Attorneys are experienced individuals who specialize in the legal issues of concern for network marketing companies. They strive on counseling clients to assist them in mitigation, avoiding litigation, and representing them in other areas of law. These individuals are dedicated to practicing their best law practices within the multi-level-marketing industry and direct sales. Below you will find just a few of our current MLM Attorneys.
Kevin Thompson - MLM Lawyer
Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as “Supplier of the Year” in 2014 by the Association of Multilevel Marketing, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Thompson serves a broad spectrum in the industry, spanning from early stage startups to Wall Street hedge fund analysts. As seen recently on Bloomberg TV with Steve Forbes, Thompson is a thought-leader in the network marketing industry.
In a prior life, Kevin was an accomplished track athlete at the University of Tennessee, garnering all-American honors in the decathlon. Kevin developed his passion for direct sales as an Amway distributor, selling energy drinks and doing anything possible to earn extra cash while in school. With his competitive nature, Thompson was drawn to the world of working with young network marketing companies trying to make a difference selling superior products and services through networks of people. As a DSA supplier member, Kevin Thompson is actively involved to help steer the industry into a promising future. He has served as a keynote speaker for clients all across the world.
While Thompson appreciates working with great companies selling incredible products, he’s pragmatic enough to realize that the industry needs improvement. Thompson has been instrumental in leading several efforts to improve the network marketing industry from the inside out. These measures include the passing of state legislation regarding anti-pyramid rules, publicly denouncing inventory loading practices, conferring with multiple trade association board to steer policy and educating the community on best practices.
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Kevin Grimes - Network Marketing Attorney
Kevin Grimes is one of the most experienced and accomplished network marketing / MLM/direct selling attorneys in America. Over his 29 year career as a network marketing attorney, he has represented and advised the proverbial “Who’s Who” of direct selling and multilevel marketing including Herbalife, Shaklee, Tupperware, USANA, Metabolife, MonaVie, and over a thousand more. His clients include hundreds of start-up direct selling companies to $1 billion+ organizations. He’s a frequent contributor to the industry, serving as the author of the definitive direct selling distributor compliance training resource — MLMComplianceVT.com. In addition, he has authored several industry resources including, “Legal Do’s and Don’ts for Network Marketers” and “What to Look For and What to Look Out For in Multilevel Marketing.”
In addition to specializing in direct selling and network marketing law, he services several areas frequently associated with them including: consumer protection; food, drug, cosmetic, and dietary supplement law; and distributor compliance. Perhaps the single most unique and important aspect of the talents and experience Kevin brings to the table is that, prior to joining the industry as an attorney, he was a distributor for two large direct selling organizations, Amway and Nikken, and built his last organization up to a group volume of over $40,000 per month.
Prior to joining Thompson Burton, Kevin was a member of Grimes & Reese. He started the Legal Department at Melaleuca in 1992, advising senior sales management on sales and marketing issues, regulatory matters, distributor compliance, and international law. In the early 80s, Kevin was U.S. Army Staff Judge Advocate General’s Corp where he successfully managed and defended a claims portfolio exceeding $50 million, resulting in the payment of no settlements or judgments.
Aside from being a great lawyer, Kevin has a passion for helping abandoned teens. He served as a foster parent for 13 years, has fostered 24 teenage boys (with the scars to prove it) and has adopted four children from the U.S. and Eastern Europe.
His Area of Expertise:
- Compensation Plans
- Distributor Contracts (Application and Agreement, Policies and Procedures)
- Distributor Compliance
- Advertising Law
- Regulatory Investigations
- International Expansion
- Distributor Training
- Vendor Contracts
- FDA/FTC law
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Gerry Nehra - MLM Attorney
Gerry Nehra is a MLM Attorney currenting working in a private practice in Michigan. He is one of few practicing attorneys that exclusively works with direct selling and multi-level issues. He has 46 years of legal experience. Some of Nehra's clients include Amsoil, Ardyss, Bing Han, Dove Chocolate, Eniva, Essentially Yours, Financial Destination, Gano Excel, Isagenix, Life Plus, Orovo, Pinnacle Communications, Wachters’ Organic Sea Products, and ViSalus Sciences.
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As you can see, each of these individuals bring something new to the table. Each have their strong expertise in network marketing and direct sales, and the legalities that might come up within the industry process. All have a little different to offer, whether that be years in practice or specific criteria that best fit your need. For more information please feel free to contact us!