At Jackson Walker, we thoroughly understand the competitive pressures and regulatory complexity facing today’s retailers. With experience representing national chains, regional brands, franchisors, property owners, investors, and startups, we appreciate the diverse challenges our clients face. This multifaceted perspective allows us to provide sophisticated counsel attuned to our clients’ brand, customers and strategic growth objectives.

Our Retail Industry team represents businesses in all aspects of operations, from navigating complex regulations to resolving disputes, expanding locations, and developing new products and services. We partner with national chains, regional brands, franchisors, franchisees, property owners, investors, and emerging companies.

Real Estate and Location Strategy

  • Negotiate purchase, sale, leasing and management of stores, malls, strip centers and mixed-use developments
  • Advise on zoning, land use, construction, environmental and accessibility matters
  • Resolve disputes with landlords, contractors, joint venture partners and neighboring businesses

Franchising and Licensing

  • Counsel franchisors on compliance, disclosure requirements, and disputes with franchisees
  • Advise franchisees regarding franchise agreements, territory issues, transfers, and terminations
  • Negotiate licensing deals for retail brands, suppliers, manufacturers and importers

Consumer Protection and Products Liability

  • Defend claims involving product defects, food contamination, allergic reactions, injuries and advertising
  • Advise on compliance with labeling, regulatory and safety standards
  • Assist with crisis response, recalls, and interactions with regulators

Data Security, Privacy and Technology

  • Counsel retailers on PCI compliance, cybersecurity policies and response plans
  • Advise on e-commerce initiatives, digital platforms, loyalty programs and innovations
  • Negotiate agreements with tech vendors, suppliers and online partners

With extensive experience in retail operations, our interdisciplinary team provides sophisticated counsel while appreciating the real-world impacts on our clients’ brand, customers and growth plans.

FRB 6 Next in Fashion episode art

March 15, 2023
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Next in Fashion: Influencers, IP, and Sustainability

Outside of Jackson Walker, William Nilson runs a bespoke clothing consultancy, and Courtney White reaches the masses through her Courthouse Couture blog and social media. In this episode of FRB, Erin and Art engage in a conversation with William and Courtney about fashion and the intersection of art and business.