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Wendel Rosen represents many small local retailers and large international chains in a variety of real estate and business matters.  Clients include both publicly and privately held national, regional and international retailers, engaged in a variety of sectors, including soft goods, restaurant, jewelry, boating, automotive parts and service, and health and fitness operations.

Real Estate Services for Retail Tenants:

  • Leases
  • Acquisitions
  • Land Use
  • Insurance
  • Environmental
  • Use Permits
  • Construction
  • Green Building
  • Zoning


Business Formation and Operations for Retail Tenants:

  • Entity formation
  • Business contracts
  • Employment litigation and counseling
  • Litigation and business disputes
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Disable access counseling and litigation
  • Franchising agreements
  • Licensing, trade secrets and intellectual property


Whether developing efficient systems for handling a large volume of lease and acquisition work for a retailer or helping a client with a special project with complex or unique elements, the Wendel Rosen retail industry team matches legal strategies to the client's business objectives. The firm's interdisciplinary and complementary practices allow us to handle a wide range of matters with special needs.  We have represented parties in all types of retail projects, including regional malls, lifestyle centers, mixed-use projects, power centers and stand alone locations.

Along with our work for retail tenants, we also represent property owners and managers in development and leasing matters.  We believe that our experience on both sides of the table is a plus as we negotiate with landlords on behalf of tenant clients.

We use real world experience and understanding of the real estate and retail industries to help our clients create strategies for success.  Many of the firm's attorneys speak before retail industry trade groups. They are also frequent authors of articles, professional education and reference books. Firm members take active leadership roles in organizations including the National Retail Tenants Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.