Retail & Hospitality

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The retail and hospitality industry faces a range of legal challenges that require careful management and mitigation to minimize legal risks and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

We provide a wide range of legal services to this industry. At our core we are trial lawyers. We defend the retail and hospitality industry in premises liability, products liability, Dram Shop, automobile, security, civil rights and related claims. We represent the industry in class action litigation.

Businesses in the retail and hospitality industry often enter into contracts with suppliers, vendors, and service providers. Disputes may arise over issues such as payment, delivery, or performance.

The industry relies heavily on employees, and therefore, may face employment law issues such as wage and hour disputes, discrimination, and harassment claims.  In addition, businesses may face liability claims related to accidents, injuries, and illnesses that occur on their premises, such as slip and falls, food poisoning, or bed bug infestations.

Businesses in the retail and hospitality industry may face intellectual property disputes related to trademarks, copyrights, and patents.

The industry is bound by numerous regulations pertaining to safety, health, and environmental issues. Noncompliance with these regulations may lead to legal penalties and other consequences.

Companies gather and retain significant quantities of personal data from their customers. Neglecting to safeguard this information from data breaches can result in both legal and reputational ramifications.

At Burns White, our attorneys support the retail and hospitality industry by helping businesses defend against premises liability claims, comply with regulations, navigate employment law issues, negotiate contracts, and defend against litigation.