Retail

Overview


Wendel Rosen works with a variety of publicly and privately held national, regional and international retailers. Our clients operate in numerous sectors, including soft goods and apparel, grocery, natural and organic products, hardware and home improvement, restaurant, jewelry, automotive parts and service, and health and fitness operations.

We use real-world experience and understanding of the retail industry to help our clients create strategies for success. By selecting Wendel Rosen, you will get the right attorneys in the right combinations – custom fit to meet your needs.

The firm’s interdisciplinary and complementary practices, combined with its mid-sized niche in the legal industry, are perfectly suited to support retailers.

Real Estate Services for Retailers:

  • Leases
  • Acquisitions
  • Land Use
  • Insurance
  • Environmental
  • Use Permits
  • Construction
  • Green Building
  • Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes


Business Formation and Operations for Retailers:

  • Entity formation
  • Business contracts
  • Employment litigation and counseling
  • Litigation and business disputes
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • ADA and 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, street front 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.


Experience
  • Represented national fitness center in hundreds of lease transactions and property management issues and disputes across the U.S.

  • Represented national hardware and home improvement retailer in the sale and lease back of multiple California retail and warehouse locations

  • Represented various national and international retailers in leases for new store locations across the U.S.

  • Served as real estate counsel in bankruptcy proceeding representing the retailer in renegotiation of leases across its portfolio

  • Represented a wide spectrum of retailers in leasing transactions in shopping centers, power centers, strip malls and stand-alone locations in California and across the country.

  • Developed and implemented a system for efficiently handling a large volume of lease transactions for fast growth retailers, while preserving company standards

  • Handle leases in high-end U.S. retail mall and street front locations for large London, England-based apparel company.

Attorneys
  • Ankenman, C. Gregg
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  • Green, Tracy
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  • Lind, Howard W.
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  • Marquez, Leonard E.
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  • Murai, Garret D.
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  • Myers, Daniel B.
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  • Neal, Candace
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  • Parish, Neal A.
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  • Turner, Walter R.
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  • Waxman, Richard P.
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  • Williams, Timothy S.
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