Locke Lord's diverse consumer products, retail & franchise industry experience provides clients with strategic advantages at every stage of their business' life cycle. Whether they are seeking initial investment to start their business, need counsel to comply with the maze of laws governing retailers or need a strong advocate to defend their rights – our team of lawyers can draw on its years of aiding retailers, landlords, owners, real estate developers, manufacturers, restaurateurs and service providers to help their business prosper.
With experienced, local teams in key retail centers throughout the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, we are able to meet the needs of our sophisticated clients on a global scale.
Success in the highly competitive retail market has never come easily. Today, however, retailers are faced with new challenges and pressures that can make success even more elusive. Countering prospective data breaches, protecting valuable intellectual property and navigating an increasingly complex regulatory landscape are but a few of the many obstacles facing the retail industry. Many of our lawyers are frequent speakers and writers on the latest topics affecting the retail industry, including the Affordable Care Act, social media and mobile technology. Additionally, our lawyers are members of important retail industry groups, including the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Our inter-disciplinary group utilizes the strengths of compliance, transactional and litigation lawyers to help protect the rights and relationships retailers have developed. We guide our clients through increasingly complex regulatory processes in the U.S. and abroad, and skillfully craft powerful courtroom strategies when necessary. Locke Lord leverages its corporate, real estate, class action, labor & employment, intellectual property, tax, e-contracting, e-payment, technology and litigation groups to help retailers grow and sustain their businesses.