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Faegre Baker Daniels lawyers represent many leading retailers, including several publicly held retailers, on a full range of legal matters. Our clients include consumer goods businesses, restaurants, online merchants, retail property managers and developers, trade associations, and amusement parks. We handle:

Mergers, Acquisitions and Financing

We represent retailers, private equity companies and management in acquisitions and disposition of retailers, including multi-billion dollar transactions, transactions involving several hundred stores, and acquisitions of distressed and insolvent sellers. We handle a broad range of financing transactions for retailers, including initial public offerings, private placements, and public and private debt financings. The combination of merger and acquisition expertise and financing expertise facilitates our representation of clients in leveraged buyout and leveraged recapitalization transactions.

Intellectual Property and Technology

We advise on global strategies for managing trademarks, trade names, copyrights, infringements and enforcement issues, e‑commerce and technology strategies, patents, licensing and technology agreements, intellectual property audits, and outsourcing. We provide counsel on advertising and marketing matters such as rebate programs, contests, and sweepstakes.

Labor and Employment

We counsel retailers regarding discrimination charges, unfair labor practice charges, internal employee investigations, union organizing campaigns, union collective bargaining, immigration, employee benefits, and reductions in force and other severance situations. Our employment litigators handle all types of employee discrimination claims.

Real Estate

We handle land purchase and sales, land use/zoning/permitting, site development, Section 1031 exchanges, retail leasing and subleasing, and landlord disputes.

Franchise and Distribution

We have one of the leading franchise practices in the country. We represent retail franchisors on franchise structure and compliance, raising capital and financing, brand positioning and protection, effective communications, franchise litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and international franchising.


We represent retailers in the credit, credit card, and gift card areas.

Legislative Representation

We advise retailers and retail associations in connection with a variety of state and local legislation and other regulatory matters, including property tax relief, land use approval, and other retail business issues.


Michael A. Stanchfield, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 7764
John R. Wheaton, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 7761

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