Attorneys in Brutzkus Gubner’s Retail Group help clients navigate the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscapes that shape this diverse industry. For over three decades, retailers in the apparel, fashion, food and consumer goods’ spaces have called upon Brutzkus Gubner attorneys to translate how new laws, regulations and technologies will affect compliance and other operations, and how adapting to change can help increase a company’s bottom line.
Accessing experience from other practice areas, such as Corporate & Business, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment and Real Estate, our lawyers take a comprehensive approach to any representation of a client with a retail component to its business. For example, our attorneys can structure, negotiate and document transactions and provide ongoing business advice; help identify, protect and enforce our retail clients’ intellectual property and technology to enhance and maintain the value of their businesses; help create a human resources infrastructure and minimize employment-related liabilities; and negotiate real estate and financing deal terms, and draft purchase agreements and leases.
Evolving technologies and distribution channels create new opportunities and pose new challenges to retailers. We work with our retail clients to develop and implement the most current guidelines along with safeguards to ensure the least amount of disruption.
As a retail business matures, it might be necessary to discuss litigation strategies and ongoing business challenges. Our litigators reduce risks, minimize the drain and diversion of resources, and devise the most appropriate solutions when our clients face federal or state conflicts. They work closely with our dealmakers to assess business risks and offer solutions to prevent conflicts from ever occurring.
In tough times, our retail clients trust us to develop the best solutions to their business challenges. It is not uncommon for a retailer to be a creditor in a bankruptcy and need counsel to collect payments or otherwise represent their interests, as well and deal with avoidance and preference claims. From small to midsize to large companies, our clients benefit from our decades of experience with restructurings, reorganizations and wind-downs.