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Consumer and Retail

Kleinbard has extensive experience representing consumer product and retail clients across a wide range of categories, such as:

  • Food and beverage, including supermarkets and franchised retailers;
  • Weight loss services;
  • Residential alarm/security services;
  • Mobile phone and other wireless services;
  • Beauty salons and hair replacement;
  • Clothing;
  • Furniture;
  • Funeral and burial services; and
  • School/office supplies.

Our services for such clients run the gamut of our practice areas and include the following areas:

  • Corporate governance;
  • Mergers & acquisitions;
  • Real estate acquisitions for retail locations;
  • Shopping center leases;
  • Trademark and other intellectual property licensing;
  • Commercial contract review;
  • Website and other IT service agreements;
  • Advice and counseling on advertising and other marketing materials;
  • Employment counseling and restrictive covenant enforcement; and
  • General commercial litigation and the defense of consumer class actions.

Some of our recent matters for consumer product/retail clients include:

  • Representing a publicly-held weight loss company in connection with the expansion of its brand into Asia through an exclusive license to a major Japanese food manufacturer.
  • Representing the controlling party in a start-up joint venture to acquire the North American distributorship of a technologically-advanced hair replacement product.
  • Representing a national supermarket chain in successfully enforcing a restrictive covenant in a shopping center lease against a major national discount retailer.
  • Representing a wireless telecommunications company in the defense of a nationwide consumer class action relating to billing practices.
  • Representing a brand name office products manufacturer in the avoidance of a product recall in Canada.
  • Monitoring Pennsylvania legislative and regulatory developments for a major regional funeral services provider.
  • Representing a well known regional luxury clothing retailer in a civil antitrust action to invalidate resale price restrictions.
  • Representing a real estate developer in connection with the obtaining of a New Markets Tax Credit for a supermarket in a low-income neighborhood.
  • Representing a franchisee of a nationally-distributed ice cream manufacturer in connection with acquisitions and sales of retail store locations.
  • Representing a well known online food retailer in the joint venture establishing its first frozen food line (a product category that currently represents the majority of the client’s revenue).
  • Representing a major national retailer in the successful defense of a trademark infringement claim by an international competitor.
  • Representing a well known Philadelphia neighborhood food co-op in the acquisition of its current building.
  • Representing a well known Philadelphia-based jewelry manufacturer and retailer in connection with the buyout of a preferred shareholder and restructuring of the terms of its preferred equity and debt.