Our experience includes the following matters:

  • We advise one of the world's largest apparel companies and owner of several iconic fashion brands on a range of issues, including corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property matters. Our work includes handling the recent acquisition of a direct-to-consumer intimate apparel e-commerce retailer.
  • We represent a privately held retailer with more than 640 convenience stores in matters involving corporate governance, employee benefits, executive compensation, tax, financing, and securities. We have handled numerous private placements of equity, debt, and tender offers; advise on lease transactions and property acquisitions; and counsel the company in compliance and litigation matters, including employee benefit plan litigation.
  • We handle mergers and acquisitions for a global beauty products company. Recent representative matters include the $165 million sale of its hair care division to a leading household products maker.
  • We provide ongoing intellectual property counseling and litigation services to a global leader in apparel, beauty products, and accessories with sales in excess of $12 billion and a workforce of more than 85,000.  Recent cases include successfully defending the company in a patent infringement suit in federal court in New York.
  • We represent a privately held, Forbes "Top 100" tire and wheel retailer in intellectual property, litigation, employment, privacy and data security, ADA compliance, and real estate matters. Recent successes include a "bet-the-company" trademark litigation case involving national rights to an eight-figure internet sales platform and protection of the company’s trademark and domain name.
  • We are counsel to a national supermarket chain on a range of real estate-related issues, including ground lease and other lease transactions in suburban shopping centers and mixed-use developments. Recently, we assisted the company in securing a long-term lease for 50,000 square feet for a mixed-use project.
  • We represent a Fortune 500 automotive group in mergers and acquisitions. Our work includes the acquisition of numerous East Coast dealerships.
  • We handle privacy and data security matters for an international car rental company. Our work involves handling multiple data incidents; PCI DSS compliance; sharing and disclosure notices under the Affiliate Marketing Rule; counsel on a new sales website; privacy risk assessments involving a third-party social media scraping tool and customer survey application; and the launch of a global records survey identifying international data transfers and classification levels for compliance with foreign data privacy and security laws. 
  • We represent a crafts and fabrics retailer in litigation. Recent cases include a class action in the District of New Jersey involving claims that unauthorized advertising promotions and sales were unlawfully texted to consumers' cell phones using a fully automated system, in violation of the TCPA. 
  • We represent a national retailer on the environmental aspects of site development. The client frequently calls upon us to conduct environmental due diligence during property acquisition and counsel on brownfield site development, particularly when stores are slated to be built on former refinery or manufacturing sites. 
  • We represent one of the country's leading owners, operators, and developers of retail real estate. Recent matters include handling the leasing, land use, contracts, and realty transfer tax issues involved in the redevelopment of a 1.4 million square-foot retail and transportation space in a joint venture with a REIT.
  • We represent a world-famous fashion, apparel, and luxury goods brand on real estate acquisition matters. Our recent work includes successful negotiations to purchase a building for use as the company’s U.S. flagship location.   
  • We represent a hypermarket client in dozens of site-acquisition transactions in the Mid-Atlantic, Utah, and California. Transactions have included sites for stand-alone stores, as well as ground-up development and sites being redeveloped or repositioned.
  • We advise a privately held grocery chain in matters including reverse and build-to-suit lease agreements for store locations, as well as platting, establishment of governing declaration, impact fees, negotiations of leases for pad sites, and negotiations on mineral withdrawal agreements.
  • We represent retail clients faced with government investigations. Our work includes representing an international jewelry retailer in a number of criminal investigations into sales tax issues.