Understanding the exceptional opportunities and challenges of these consumer-facing companies, with particular focus on clients’ growth and protection
Competitive economic pressures are disrupting traditional consumer consumption and buying practices, and retailers, restaurants, and resort businesses must adapt – and need to do so continuously. Whether they are reducing costs by shifting to online sales and payments platforms, expanding brick-and-mortar operations with new store models, or intensifying competition by offering rewards programs and incentives, the commercial landscape for these businesses is highly dynamic. To address the vast array of legal and business issues in play, you need a law firm with deep experience in virtually every area of law – from real estate and land use to construction, mergers and acquisitions, consumer and commercial finance, securities offerings, dispute resolution, labor and employment, data privacy, intellectual property, and government relations, among others. Our Retail, Restaurant, and Resorts team is composed of lawyers with the ideal mix of legal and industry knowledge to address the full set of opportunities and challenges which clients in these industries face.
McGlinchey offers much more to businesses in these industries than our competitors can. Our nationally recognized depth of experience in consumer financial services compliance enables us to address a vast array of consumer-facing credit and payments issues at the heart of retail and hospitality businesses. We have advised clients on these issues for decades, and we have deep knowledge of the operational and regulatory requirements associated with consumer financial services as well as the types of disputes which arise. Our extensive experience handling complex litigation and class actions – we have defended clients in a wide variety of, and some of the largest, consumer financial disputes that have been litigated – allows us to partner with our clients in spotting litigation risks, reducing them when possible, and vigorously defending clients in litigation when it is unavoidable. And when statutes and regulations unnecessarily impede business growth, we know how to work with government agencies and lawmakers to make adjustments in the requirements for licensing, permitting, and other areas.
McGlinchey’s retail, restaurant, and resort clients are recognized names in these industries, with regional and national operations in physical buildings and facilities as well as online. They include a full range of traditional retailers – grocery chains, department stores, jewelers, and office goods suppliers – as well as fast-food and fast-casual restaurants, hotel companies, airlines, and rental car companies. We maintain strong personal relationships with our clients, as trusted legal and business advisors and friends. And these relationships enable us to collaborate closely, serving client businesses with the same care and attention as if they were our own.