Our Retail industry team is one of the largest and most respected groups of retail real estate attorneys in the United States. We provide actionable, practical legal advice and business guidance to landlords, tenants, retailers, property owners and managers, franchisors and franchisees, as well as developers, lenders, and investors. We also represent the real estate divisions of large private equity companies and inbound foreign investors.
One of our core strengths is our collaborative approach and the inclusion of our team of a variety of extremely experienced retail attorneys who practice in legal disciplines that impact the industry. This multidisciplinary team works closely together with our clients to achieve optimal results relating to acquisitions, financings, leasing, franchising, dispute resolution, tax, bankruptcy, workouts, and environmental due diligence. The breadth of our practice and expertise, coupled with our decades of industry experience, enables us to offer deep market insights that achieve successful outcomes for our clients’ most challenging deals and disputes.
Our clients include institutional investors, family businesses, construction companies, national retailers and restaurants, franchised brands, and brokerage firms. We welcome deals and clients of all shapes and sizes. As such, our variety of clients mirrors the wide variety of personalities, transactions, and perspectives within the retail industry itself. Our retail industry team welcomes the opportunity to work on transactions of all sizes, ranging from high-profile, multi-block redevelopments to single-parcel developments in rural America. Our brand representation ranges from the largest, most recognizable brands in the U.S. to start-up businesses and local entrepreneurs.
Team members frequently write about key issues that are important to retail clients, present to select groups, conduct training sessions, and are quoted in business publications. Each year, a large contingent of our retail industry team attends the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon and U.S. Shopping Center Law conferences. Our team is also actively involved in leading real estate organizations, including Urban Land Institute, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).