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As the retail and hospitality industries continue to evolve into the digital landscape, the legal needs of these businesses are also changing. Clark Hill attorneys understand these related diverse industries each with unique challenges, solutions, and specific business needs.

Visit our Retail & Hospitality Law Fundamentals page, a collection of legal primers.

In advising clients, we consider their business goals, objectives, and unique market position in the product and food supply chain including vendors that serve these industries. Business owners, developers, processors, packagers, and investors seek our counsel as they grow their businesses.

Our Retail & Hospitality attorneys assist with run-the-company problem solving and environmental matters, franchising opportunities, labor matters, international trade compliance, business restructuring, tax issues, intellectual property defense and prosecution, real estate transactions, and commercial litigation.

We frequently handle matters involving laws unique to individual jurisdictions, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act or the Michigan Item Pricing Act.

From acquisition and development to operations and management, our Retail & Hospitality attorneys are complemented by cross-disciplinary support from colleagues throughout our firm. Whether developing a mixed-use project, refinancing a property, rebranding an asset, advising on the elements of a new hotel operation, or looking to expand a portfolio, we bring together attorneys from many practice areas to coordinate with our clients throughout the process.

Examples of our retail clients include:

  • National big-box retailers
  • Neighborhood specialty shops
  • Online retailers
  • Shopping centers
  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Restaurant chains
  • Independent restaurants

We advise our clients on a wide range of hospitality projects, including:

  • Amusement parks
  • Casinos & sweepstakes businesses
  • Catering & conference facilities
  • Condominiums and timeshare projects
  • Golf courses and country clubs
  • Health spas and fitness facilities
  • Hotels, motels, and resorts
  • Movie theaters
  • Professional sporting events and sports stadiums
  • Property management and related services
  • Restaurants and nightclubs

Whatever the business issues, our firm is equipped to help with advice and counsel to address our clients’ specific needs. Additional detail on our service areas for retail and hospitality clients may be found here.