Retail, Hospitality, and Development

Goldberg Segalla represents numerous high-profile clients in the commercial development, shopping center, and retail industries. Our clients include some of the world's largest private and publicly traded owners and developers of shopping centers, national and international retailers, hotels and resorts, restaurants, convenience store chains, office and industrial parks, and managers of commercial properties.

Through our long-standing relationships with our clients, we have developed a thorough understanding of their unique businesses, concerns, and needs. We recognize that the business environment for retail and development is extremely fluid and challenging, and we strive to provide innovative and creative legal and consulting solutions to help our clients avoid disputes and manage risk.

At Goldberg Segalla, we assist our clients in creating and implementing policies and procedures that minimize their exposure and improve the safety of their customers and employees. Our experience also allows us to offer consulting services in lease and construction contract preparation and drafting, indemnification and insurance, risk management, land-use permitting, and zoning.

Our experience includes:

  • Tort claims
    • Defense of liability claims (including liability for violent crimes)
    • Dram shop claims
    • New York Labor Law (Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6))
    • Product liability
    • Workers' compensation
  • Business disputes
    • Advertising and Social Media
    • Bankruptcy and collections
    • Commercial leasing
    • Construction defects and contract disputes
    • Contract disputes
    • Customs and international trade
    • Employment and labor disputes (including personnel manuals, reductions in force, and defense)
    • Insurance coverage
    • Intellectual property (including registration, maintenance, rights, and licensing)
    • Landlord – tenant and evictions
    • Product recall and Consumer Product Safety Commission issues
    • Transactional (including distributors, sales agents, marketing, licensing, acquisitions, and mergers)
    • Zoning, environmental and land use

To help those in the retail, hospitality, hotel, and food industries understand the legal challenges facing them, minimize risk, and prevent or defend against claims, our team has created a number of easy-to-use reference guides that are complimentary and available upon request.