Practice/Industry Group Overview
We understand the challenges facing the retail and wholesale industry — from the effects of changes in demographics, to the impact of deflation, distribution, industry consolidation, and globalization.
We can help you address these issues. We have deep experience in the Retail and Consumer Products industry. Our national network includes environmental consultants, tax professionals, surveyors, and finance professionals. Our trusted network — that spans 36 of the 48 contiguous states — enables us to provide best-in-class service to our retail clients virtually anywhere in the country. We rely on our network resources to provide real-time information on local area issues and trends. Our professionals have worked with some of the world’s leading retail companies. Our insights, knowledge, and experience that we have gained from our industry focus can help you address the industry’s biggest challenges.
Real Estate and Development
The firm's real estate attorneys have been representing clients in sophisticated, large-scale real estate transactions in the Retail and Consumer Products sector for more than 25 years, along with our corporate attorneys that provide project finance counsel. Additionally, ML Strategies professionals help these clients with strategic planning and related professional services in government, community and media relations, aimed at successfully navigating project-related real estate development and environmental issues.
Intellectual Property and Business Transactions
Although we have extensive real estate and development expertise in the Retail and Consumer Products industry, our clients also look to us to provide comprehensive Intellectual Property advice. This representation includes trademark prosecution and protective services for designers and manufacturers of retail goods, licensing and distribution agreements, and corporate and financial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, venture capital, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.
Employment and Immigration
Our employment and immigration attorneys assist a broad range of the firm's retail clients in developing employment policies and documents, handling complicated employee relations issues, and preparing employee compensation and executive benefits plans. Our immigration professionals work with clients to ensure that the best talent is available for their operations, including securing visas for designers and skilled manufacturing employees.
Bankruptcy and Reorganization
Economic circumstances have also caused some prominent retail clients to call upon us for bankruptcy-related services. We have guided these distressed organizations through sales, dissolutions and reorganizations, and provided comprehensive media relations throughout the proceedings.
ML Strategies has provided significant assistance to retail associations and retailers in a variety of areas, including promoting ballot initiatives, developing comprehensive community and media relations programs, and advocating legislative change to the legislature, executive branch and government agencies and regulatory bodies.