Technology has caused the ever-changing retail space to become increasingly competitive.  Retailers need experienced counsel on their side to drive their success in this challenging landscape.  Our multidisciplinary retail practice serves retailers in a vast array of compliance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and litigation matters as well as in business strategy and planning.  Our retail clients include global public corporations and privately held local companies, online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores.  Our team has served as general counsel and as officers of retailers of all sizes and sectors.  No matter the size or nature of your retail operations, our attorneys have the extensive experience and up-to-date knowledge required to effectively propel your business forward.

Some of the matters in which we service retail clients include:

  • Franchising: analysis of franchise disclosure documents and business plans, negotiation and drafting of development agreements, franchise agreements, marketing and royalty agreements, exclusive territory plans, all related employment and real estate issues
  • Labor and Employment: employee handbooks, training programs, defense of discrimination and harassment claims, compliance with federal, state, and local hiring procedures, wage and hour issues, class action matters, employee benefit programs, executive employment contracts and compensation, human resources management, investigations by regulatory and government agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and state and local agencies
  • Real Estate: commercial leasing, commercial property purchase and refinancing, landlord-tenant disputes, construction and buildouts
  • Intellectual Property: trademark, copyright, and patent registration, licensing agreements, international intellectual property portfolio management, branding issues, trade secret matters, litigation and mediation
  • Litigation: commercial disputes, leasing issues, real estate matters, intellectual property litigation, wage, hour and other employment-related litigation, class actions
  • Transactions: mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, cross-border transactions
  • Technology and E-Commerce: website matters, online retailing, federal and state privacy law compliance, credit card and related payment matters, advertising campaign analysis, social media monitoring and guidance
  • International Regulation and Compliance: international trade issues, cross-border investigations and compliance including policy drafting and training in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, international investment and expansion issues
  • Consumer Issues: customer complaints, data privacy matters, marketing campaign issues including contests and sweepstakes, implementation of promotional strategies, truth in advertising matters