As service professionals, Smith Anderson attorneys share a special focus on consumer experience with our food, retail and hospitality industry clients. From worldwide brands to startups with both luxury and value products and services, our lawyers serve a broad array of retailers, restaurants, hotels and related companies including developers, lenders, construction companies and investors, typically operating their businesses through both virtual and brick-and-mortar establishments.
We routinely serve clients on matters involving intellectual property, such as brand and product design and app development; employee and executive benefits and compensation; e-commerce and tax issues, including transactions in the digital sphere; ABC permits, including retail and commercial permits, as well as common area entertainment permits; commercial leases, contracts and land use and zoning; and the financing, negotiation, and implementation of strategic mergers and acquisitions that make our clients’ businesses prosper and grow.
We provide tailored advice to both retailers and their suppliers, and landlords and tenants, and our litigators defend and assert our clients’ rights in the competitive marketplace. With more than a century of experience, Smith Anderson is also well-equipped to represent retail and hospitality industry clients in government relations objectives at the local, state and federal levels.