We make it our business to know your business and your industry. Kilpatrick Townsend’s Retail & Consumer Goods Team represents some of the largest companies in the world. With a deep understanding of many diverse business environments, our multidisciplinary team helps our Retail & Consumer Goods clients meet the demands of consumers, suppliers, and investors. Our clients operate online and in brick-and-mortar stores and manufacture and sell goods in a variety of industries, including apparel, accessories, and luxury goods; automotive; consumer goods; food, restaurant, and beverage; home furnishings; and technology, electronic equipment, and software. Our coast-to-coast offices allow our attorneys to offer an all-inclusive range of services across our three departments: Corporate, Finance & Real Estate; Intellectual Property; and Litigation.

Corporate, Finance & Real Estate

  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Big Data Governance
  • Business Formation & Corporate Spin-Offs
  • Commercial Transactions 
    • Incorporation
    • Distribution
    • Financing
    • Endorsement
    •  Licensing
    • Logistics & Procurement
    • Outsourcing, Technology, Joint Ventures & Sales Agreements
  • Internet of Things
  • Franchise Strategies
    • Labor & Employment Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
    • Health & Welfare / Retirement Plans
    • Labor Relations & Union Avoidance
    • Wage & Hour / OSHA Issues
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Private Equity, including Public & Private Capital Raising
  • Product Management 
    • Import / Export Requirements
    • Product Packaging / Labeling
  • Product Safety & Warnings 
    • Recalls & Consumer Product Safety Commission Regulations
  • Real Estate
    • Construction & Renovation Issues, including Construction Permitting, Environmental & Litigation Matters
    • Environmental Due Diligence for Store & Plant Acquisitions
    • Leasing & Property Management 
    • Property Ownership Structure & Risk Management
    • Purchase & Sale of Property / Property Portfolios
    • Store Refurbishment Programs 
  • Securities
  • Tax, including Domestic & International Tax Planning / Advice

Intellectual Property

  • Advertising, Promotions & Sweepstakes
  • Anti-Counterfeiting & Gray Market
  • Brand Licensing & Co-Branding Agreements
  • Breach of Contract & Warranty Litigation
  • Copyright Transactions, Protection & Enforcement
  • Domain Name Counseling & Dispute Resolution
  • Due Diligence
  • Franchise Transactional Work, Counseling & Litigation
  • Global Branding Strategy & Protection
  • Industrial Design
    • Trade Dress & Design Patent 
    • Trade Secret 
    • Counseling 
    • Enforcement
    • Protection
    • Litigation
  • Infringement, Policing & Enforcement Programs
  • Internet, Social Media, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
  • Non-Competition & Disclosure Agreements and Issues Regarding Employee Mobility
  • Portfolio Rationalization & Management
  • Sponsorship & Endorsement Transactions
  • Unfair Competition

Litigation

  • Appeals
  • Complex Business Litigation / Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Consumer Product Safety Issues, including Recalls
  • Contract Disputes
  • Environmental, including Green
  • Extensive Experience with Freedom-to-Operate Assessments for Private-Label Programs
  • False Advertising
  • Insurance Coverage Claims
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Corruption
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Food Safety Issues 
    • FDA Regulations
    •  Issues Related to Food Labeling
    •  Regulation & Safety of Food Products & Compliance
  • Nuisance Claims
  • Product Liability 
    • Class Actions
    • Product Stewardship, Waste Management, Fueling, Vehicle Maintenance, Regulatory Compliance & General Litigation