Thompson & Knight attorneys have counseled and represented retail industry clients of all types and sizes for most of the Firm's 125-year history. Several of our clients are household names and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, or the American Stock Exchange. Many more are privately held family companies that have grown and prospered for generations with the able assistance of Thompson & Knight attorneys, some of whom grew up in business-owning families.
Counsel to our retail industry clients includes advice and representation in general corporate work, including finance, tax, and antitrust counsel; company and division acquisitions and sales; franchising; labor and employment, employee benefits, and executive compensation; real estate acquisition, sales and leasing; protection of intellectual property such as trademarks, copyrights, and service marks; marketing, advertising, and signage; and dispute resolution, including premises liability, dram shop liability, and identity theft litigation. Dispute resolution counsel takes many forms, from jury trials to resolving business conflicts through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
The majority of work Thompson & Knight provides for our retail clients concerns the day-to-day operations of the business: negotiation, preparation, and review of leases, licenses, contracts, and agreements; resolving issues with vendors; employee benefits and executive compensation packages; labor and employment issues; intellectual property; acquisitions (such as the recent acquisition of a national retail chain by one of the Firm's retail clients) and the sale of diverse business units of retail clients (Thompson & Knight recently represented a computer retailer in the sale of a division of the company, valued at over $100 million); corporate reorganizations (such as our recent representation of a client in an intercompany reorganization valued at over $120 million); and zoning and land use.
The range of legal services for retail industry clients at Thompson & Knight is comprehensive, grounded in more than a century of providing practical legal and business counsel.