Real Estate Retail

Seyfarth’s cross-disciplinary Retail Industry Team works with more than 250 international, national and regional retailers, including department stores, membership warehouses, nationwide chains, grocery, drug, dollar and convenience stores, luxury brand stores and online merchants, providing a range of legal services.

Our penetration into the top ranks of the retail industry is significant: in the last two years, we have served more than half of the nation’s top 25 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 in negotiating leases, purchase and sale agreements, development, construction, financing related to millions of square feet of retail, warehouse and distribution space each year. Many of our attorneys are active members of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and frequently present at national ICSC programs.
Our Differentiators
  • Recognized as a national leader in Retail by Chambers USA (2007–2017)
  • One of the five largest real estate practices in the U.S. with more than 140 attorneys
  • Engaged in two of the 10 largest single-property retail transactions of 2016 according to Real Estate Alert
  • Engaged in one of the 10 largest retail portfolio transactions of 2016 according to Real Estate Alert
  • Represent five of the top 20 largest restaurant chains and companies based on the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Top 100 rankings
  • Represent three of the top 10 quick service restaurant brands in the U.S. based on QSR Magazine’s 2016 Top 50 rankings
  • Seyfarth publishes Retail Detail, dedicated to highlighting and analyzing the case law, legal issues and legislative developments that are most relevant for retailers