Practice/Industry Group Overview
Few industries can hold a candle to the competitive, fast-moving, and unpredictable nature of retail.
In an environment that changes as quickly as the economy – and in a sector that is becoming increasingly dominated by large corporations and a growing number of regulations – companies need legal counsel that is nimble, responsive, and well-versed in the complete spectrum of issues impacting the industry.
That’s where Nexsen Pruet can help.
We bring a broad depth of experience and practical know-how to a wide range of matters, advising virtually every size and type of client that touches the retail sector – from big box stores to boutique outlets. And our team approach allows us to draw upon the legal resources of multiple practice areas to ensure that we deliver comprehensive, efficient, high-quality representation that reduces exposure to risks and drives results.
This cross-practice focus gives retail clients the benefit of value-added legal services in a number of areas, including:
Corporate Law. We handle the complete spectrum of issues, from routine contract review and incorporations to structuring and implementing acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, dissolutions, control contests, recapitalizations, and other highly complex business transactions.
Finance. We deliver counsel on corporate, commercial, and public finance transactions involving both debt and equity markets and are particularly well-versed in commercial lending.
Employment and Labor Law. We represent both union and non-union environments in practically every aspect of the employment relationship. That includes arbitrations and mediations; immigration; discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims; benefits design and administration; and contracts and compensation.
Real Estate Law. Our seasoned real estate attorneys are experienced in a variety of real estate development matters, including land acquisition/disposition; permitting, land use, and zoning; HUD and state land sales registrations; real estate litigation; taxation; conservation easements; and leasing.
Regulatory. We advise clients in licensing, permitting, and compliance matters and in responding to enforcement actions brought by various agencies.
Alcohol: Beverages and Products. We help clients navigate the complex state and legal requirements governing alcoholic beverages and products in the retail sector.
Intellectual Property. We assist clients in securing and protecting their intellectual property assets, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
Litigation. Our goal is to help clients recognize and prevent problems before they result in a claim. When disputes arise, we work aggressively to secure favorable outcomes in state and federal courtrooms, before administration tribunals, or in arbitration.