Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
With this JCR issue focused on cannabis, we delve into the Wild West-like intersection of social politics, local government budgets, criminal law, NIMBYism, banking systems, receiverships, bankruptcies, and federal vs. state law. It almost makes one’s head spin thinking about it (pun intended). But...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
The Annual is here, and welcome to my homeland of the South! It’s finally time to reconnect in person with your fellow TMA members from every chapter around the globe, and in a safe and responsible way. I hope you are reading this as you hang up your favorite Zoom sweatpants and complete your plans...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
In every crisis, there are many unsung heroes. As we’ve watched the pandemic affect so many lives, our admiration, thanks, and gratitude to our healthcare, medical, and scientific professionals are tremendous. As our medical system shifted to focus on fighting this pandemic, it showed us both the...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
Remember the anticipation you felt as a child for that holiday morning for which you waited all year? I know I am not unique in that one of my favorite memories is the anticipation of the holidays in my childhood home. And like most parents, it is just as special to relive those moments through our...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
With retail being this month’s JCR focus, the theme of “opening back up” is clearly front and center. While TMA’s strong leadership made the difficult yet important decisions to move TMA to the virtual world, opening back up to TMA “business as usual” has its own set of complexities. As a...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
Greetings! I hope this issue of the JCR finds you vaccinated or well on the path toward it! Spring is in the air, and the whole world seems to be blooming with the hope of putting COVID-19 behind us. Even with the overwhelming amounts of pollen we have where I live, the air smells fresher, birds...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
With the 2021 TMA Distressed Investing Conference now concluded, I would be remiss if I didn’t start off this month’s column by thanking the people who made it such a valuable experience. First, thank you to our TMA DIC attendees—550 of you! You engaged, connected, and brought energy throughout the...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
For some time now, the promise of an end to this “new normal” we’ve endured for nearly a year was beginning to sound a lot like the old “the check’s in the mail.” But as I write this, there is encouraging news about the progress being made with the global distribution and administration of COVID-19...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
I think I speak for most of us when I say we are ready to welcome 2021 and put 2020 behind us. While we’ve witnessed the heroic efforts of our healthcare professionals, essential workers, and others this past year, most, if not all, of us have also experienced challenges caused by the pandemic,...
Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton
One of my favorite pastimes at the end of the year is perusing retrospective reviews of noteworthy and historical events from the prior 12 months. Even back when I was in elementary school, I loved to review the various Top 10 lists on television and radio (the internet was not quite a thing yet)...