TBJ Holds Virtual Ceremony To Honor Tyler Russell And Other 40 Under 40 Recipients
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We previously reported that the Triangle Business Journal
(“TBJ”) selected hemp law and creditors’ rights
Russell as a 40 Under 40 Awards recipient.
On Friday, November 20, the publication honored Tyler and 39
fellow Triangle trailblazers during its 20th annual awards
The yearly event looked a look different this year, but the goal
and mission of the virtual ceremony remained the same: “to
salute those who are moving their way up the corporate ladder,
volunteering in their communities, and making a difference in their
lives as well as others,” according to TBJ President and
Publisher Jason Christie.
During the award show, Tyler was recognized as an:
“… attorney who focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency, and
reorganization law. He is a co-leader of the firm’s hemp law
practice group, and he serves as the principal North Carolina
lobbyist for the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, a leading national trade
organization prized of a coalition of dozens of hemp
In addition to the virtual awards ceremony, the TBJ also
published a special section featuring Q&A from this year’s
class of winners. Here’s what Tyler had to say:
What accomplishments are you most proud
I am the first member of my immediate family to graduate college
and to obtain a professional degree. Also, starting and growing a
cannabis practice at our law firm has been very rewarding.
Who would make the guest list for your dream business
Jeff Brides – he is an incredible actor, and who
wouldn’t want to have lunch with The Dude? Also, Elon Musk,
because he’s an incredible entrepreneur and an all-around weird
dude, and there’s no way that lunch would be boring!
To read more of Tyler’s answers, including his secret
talent, favorite Triangle restaurant, and what he has learned about
himself during the pandemic, click
here. The article is behind a paywall.
Since 2000, the Triangle Business Journal’s 40
Under 40 program has recognized 760 individuals from diverse
backgrounds, including business executives and owners, physicians,
attorneys, architects, engineers, and up-and-comers under the age
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