Seyfarth’s Retail Industry Team is a nationally recognized leader by Chambers USA (2007-2016) and provides full service representation of more than 300 international, national and regional retailers, including department stores, membership warehouses, nationwide chains, grocery, drug, dollar and convenience stores, luxury brand stores and online merchants.
Our penetration into the top ranks of the retail industry is significant: in the last five years alone, we have served more than half of the nation’s top 50 retailers and more than 70% of the top 25 (top retailers as reported by STORES Media, the publishing group of the National Retail Federation).
Our real estate attorneys assist many of the nation’s largest and best-known retailers, shopping center owners and regional mall owners with negotiating leases, purchase and sale agreements, development, construction, financing and other contracts for millions of square feet of retail, warehouse and distribution space each year. Our attorneys also represent public and private companies, institutional owners and investors, and others who are developing, investing in, financing, leasing, operating and managing shopping centers and other retail properties. Many of our attorneys are active members of the International Council of Shopping Centers and frequently present at national ICSC programs.
Over the last decade, our real estate attorneys have represented one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers in more than 100 transactions throughout the U.S. involving the acquisition, ground leasing and development of retail stores and distribution facilities with project values in excess of $1 billion. In addition, our real estate team has closed hundreds of leases on behalf of shopping center landlords and tenants and was engaged in two of the top five largest single property retail transactions of 2015, according to Real Estate Alert.