Retail

Even as much of the retail world embraces the opportunities of the digital marketplace, real estate remains a leading driver of retail success and the main focus of our retail practice.

Representing tenants, property owners, franchisors and franchisees, we serve both as trusted counsel and advisors. Our full-spectrum knowledge and in-house experience give us a comprehensive view of the industry, allowing us to deliver practical and strategic advice that includes:

  • Business formation
  • Commercial contracts and transactions
  • Corporate business matters
  • Land use and zoning
  • Leasing
  • Local, federal and state incentives
  • Real estate insurance trusts (REITs)
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Labor and employment
  • Advertising clearance and compliance
  • Alcohol licensing
  • Consumer law defense

Our team serves a mix of retail tenants and developers, ranging from big-box stores to startups. Decades of experience in the retail space equip us with an intimate understanding of project scoping. We raise the right questions clients should be asking to guide negotiations, enabling clients to feel confident and secure in their contracts, deals and provisions.

We believe in transparency, laying out clear expectations from the start of any deal. This approach is woven into our counsel to help clients avoid costly issues and achieve the greatest possible business advantage.

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“Atlanta Retail, Mixed-Use, & Entertainment,” BisNow

2017

Christina Moore moderated BisNow’s “Retail, Mixed-Use, and Entertainment” retail panel on November 9, 2017, at “The Future of Atlanta…

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Does Target Want Us To Drink Wine And Shop?

2017

In an article published by Paste Magazine on March 21, 2017, Michele L. Stumpe provides insight on the legal liabilities of the “drink…

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Taylor English’s Michele Stumpe Honored as Legal “Trailblazer” In Georgia

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Michele L. Stumpe has been named a 2019 Georgia Trailblazer by the Daily Report….

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Staffing Firms Gain an Additional FLSA Exemption

2021

For the past two decades, lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) have increased more than 200%. One reason for this rise…

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Are Inside Salespeople Now Exempt Under the FLSA?

2018

On August 28, 2018, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter that could be a game…

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New Law ENDS Online Sales of Vaping Products to Minors

2021

S. 1253: “PREVENTING ONLINE SALES OF E-CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN ACT” On March 27, 2021, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to…

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Union efforts at Amazon warehouse in Alabama — A taste of things to come?

2021

When automobile manufacturers and their suppliers moved production facilities to Alabama a few years ago, unions such as the…

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Taylor English Advises on Sale of Lifestyle Consumer Brand

2017

STOCK OF ALTERNATIVE APPAREL SOLD TO HANESBRANDS INC. Taylor English Duma LLP served as outside legal counsel to Alternative Apparel,…

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Importers should be ready for more delay after Suez blockage

2021

Most people have read by now about the unfortunate Ever Given container ship stuck in the Suez Canal.  About 10% of global trade uses the…

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Taylor English Expands Footprint, Opens New Office in Charlotte with Addition of Gorman & Associates Attorneys

2022

Atlanta, Ga. (September 13, 2022) – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that the Charlotte-based law firm, Gorman &…

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Flood of ‘Outlaw’ Sex Pill Lawsuits Draws Posse of Defense Lawyers Ready to Fight

2019

In an article published by the Daily Report, Taylor English attorneys Henry M. Quillian III and LeeAnn Jones were mentioned regarding…

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Mailbox “Interfered with Laboratory Conditions” But Amazon Did Not Threaten or Coerce Workers

2021

The NLRB Hearing Officers Report on objections filed by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has been widely reported but…

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Highlights of Governor Brian Kemp’s “Reviving a Healthy Georgia” Executive Order

2020

On April 23, 2020, Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order allowing many Georgia businesses to resume in-person operations. The Order,…

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Taylor English Bolsters Real Estate Capabilities in Florida with Addition of Partner Lauren Parsons Langham

2018

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Lauren Parsons Langham as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice…

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Taylor English Launches T|E General Counsel

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the creation of T|E General Counsel, its fractional general counsel solution. The practice…

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Cyber Insurance: A Common Exclusion Tested in Court

2018

A recent court dispute makes clear that there are many elements to cyber planning and protection for any company to consider. Although…

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Taylor English Duma LLP Admits Two Attorneys to Partnership

2022

Atlanta (August 31, 2022) – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Steven Jones and Vianney Lopez have joined the Taylor…

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Highlights of Governor Brian Kemp’s Updated Reviving a Healthy Georgia Executive Order

2020

On May 12, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an updated Executive Order regarding continued social distancing, sanitation and…

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“When Should Service Dogs Come to Work?,” SHRM

2022

In a recent interview with SHRM, Peter Spanos provided insight into a recent lawsuit denying an employee’s request to bring her dog to…

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File Sharing Services Breach Shows Need to Shore Up Vendor Contracts

2021

Kroger is the latest US company to report being affected by a breach at a supplier of secure file sharing services.  The vendor…

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Considerations for Landlord on Responding to Tenant’s Request for Rent Relief

2020

Because of required closures and other challenges facing businesses during this pandemic, many tenants are unable to meet lease…

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Taylor English Partners Gail Golman Holtzman and Lauren Parsons Langham Named Among 2022 Florida Super Lawyers

2022

JACKSONVILLE and TAMPA, FL, July 14, 2022 – Taylor English is pleased to announce that partners Gail Golman Holtzman and Lauren Parsons…

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“Beyond Negotiation,” Women in Conservation Leadership Summit

2020

On March 17, 2020, Taylor English Partner Michele Stumpe spoke at the Women in Conservation Leadership Summit at the Cheyenne Mountain…

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“Women’s Restaurant Leadership Forum,” Restaurateur Summit

2020

On February 27, 2020, Taylor English Partner Michele Stumpe spoke at the Women’s Restaurant Leadership Forum at the Restaurateur Summit…

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“Redefining Success: Knowing What You Want, Why You Deserve it, & How to Get It,” The Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit

2020

On April 2, 2020, Michele Stumpe spoke at The Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit at the TWELVE Hotel, Atlantic Station. The…

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“Whistleblowers and Other Landmines: Steps to Protect Yourself,” 2017 Medtrade Conference

2017

On October 25, 2017, Daniel Brown participates as a panelist at the 2017 Medtrade Conference concerning “Whistleblowers and Other…

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“How to Plan for PPP Loan Forgiveness,” Aprio

2020

Jonathan Crumly presented at the Aprio live webinar, “How to Plan for PPP Loan Forgiveness” on Monday, April 20, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 4:00…

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Managing IP Recognizes Taylor English’s Intellectual Property Practice, Names Partners Amanda Groover Hyland and Jeff Kuester as 2021 IP Stars

2021

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized the firm’s intellectual property…

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Hacking Scheme Affects More Than 15 Million Customers From the Restaurant, Gaming, and Hospitality Industries

2018

Late last week, the U.S. Justice Department indicted three Ukrainian nationals in connection with a hacking (malware) scheme that stole…

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Managing Intellectual Property Recognizes Intellectual Property Practice, Names Partners Amanda Groover Hyland and Jeff Kuester as 2022 IP Stars

2022

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized the firm’s intellectual property…

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About Taylor English

Taylor English Duma LLP was built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to middle market businesses to start ups and entrepreneurs. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of GGI Global Alliance AG, the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms, giving our clients access to a trusted stable of high-quality professional services organizations around the globe.

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