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    Consumer & Retail


    For more than half a century, Pillsbury has been at the forefront of providing full-service legal representation to domestic and international companies in the consumer and retail sector. Our consumer and retail clients operate online, via catalogs and through traditional brick and mortar stores. They manufacture and sell goods ranging from clothing and accessories, to computers, books and entertainment, to furnishings and electronics, and to automobiles and gasoline. They also provide financial services. Our consumer and retail clients include restaurants, manufacturers, food wholesalers, department stores and real estate developers.

    Our attorneys provide ongoing counsel and representation in areas critical to consumer and retail such as:

    • Commercial agreements
    • Compliance with economic sanctions and trade restrictions
    • Consumer warranties
    • Day-to-day corporate
    • Franchising
    • Gift certificates and prepaid cards
    • Intellectual property protection
    • Labor and employment
    • Licensing and distribution
    • Marketing
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Payment systems
    • Privacy and data protection
    • Product rollout
    • Real estate leasing
    • Sales and distribution
    • State and federal consumer laws
    • Unfair competition and false advertising
    • Wage and hour matters

    We regularly advise and counsel consumer and retail clients regarding consumer and other applicable laws on a state, national and international basis.  We counsel our clients on laws and rules related to payments and payment associations, outsourcing (domestic and international); issues arising from brick and mortar, catalog and internet sales; unclaimed property obligations; state and federal licensure requirements; gift certificates; prepaid and stored value cards; website development and privacy policies; regulatory and litigation risks and trends.

    By combining our global resources and extensive experience in intellectual property, business, regulatory compliance, labor, tax and real estate, we provide world class legal representation tailored to the specific needs of each of our retail clients.

    The Consumer and Retail Practice Group includes attorneys from each of the following focused practice areas to help ensure that our retail clients receive the highest level of legal services:

    • Corporate & Securities
    • Internet Law  
    • Employment & Labor  
    • Insolvency & Restructuring  
    • Intellectual Property  
    • Litigation 
    • Global Sourcing  
    • Privacy & Data Protection  
    • Real Estate  
    • Marketing, Distribution & Franchising  
    • Tax 
    • Wine, Beer & Spirits Law

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