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Retail Real Estate

Gaining the advantage.

Husch Blackwell helps clients capitalize on retail market opportunities by helping clients find and implement the right strategies to maximize their portfolios. Whether clients are leasing, developing, redeveloping, acquiring or selling retail centers, our team has the broad experience and the bandwidth to bring the client’s goals to fruition. Our team also has expertise in zoning, land use, and environmental risk management, as well as project financing through traditional mechanisms or by tapping into local, state and federal development incentives and tax credits.

Our deep understanding of retail real estate enables us to quickly zero in on clients’ needs and deliver solutions that drive growth. REITs, retail property owners, big-box stores, franchise concepts and startup businesses rely on Husch Blackwell’s fresh thinking and legal insights to advance their business objectives.

Additionally, leaders in business, public policy, education and professional associations partner with us through the Husch Blackwell Retail Institute, creating industry knowledge and delivering value through an open exchange of ideas, innovations and experiences.

Our guidance to clients in the retail real estate sector includes:

  • Financing
  • Franchise and distribution
  • Government affairs
  • Incentive programs, sweepstakes, rebates and promotions
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Lease portfolio management
  • Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Supplier agreements
  • Taxation
Articles | January 17, 2019
Lexis Practice Advisor®: Real Estate Joint Ventures for Commercial Real Estate Development

Andy Crossett and Samantha Maerz authored Real Estate Joint Ventures for Commercial Real Estate Development for Lexis Practice Advisor®.

White Papers | November 28, 2018
Retailers: Thinking Outside the Box to Address Driver & Equipment Shortages

According to the American Trucking Association, there is a current shortage of about 51,000 drivers which is impacting U.S. retailers, and it is predicted to get worse in the coming years.

White Papers | August 29, 2018
Buying & Selling Triple Net Leases

Retail real estate assets include much more than
shopping centers and outlet malls.

White Papers | August 23, 2018
Drafting Tips for Real Estate Purchase and Sales Agreements

After signing a real estate purchase and sales agreement, parties are often unpleasantly surprised or disappointed by what seemed to be minor points — that is, “details” — when they negotiated the agreement.

White Papers | August 16, 2018
When & How to Use Digital Signatures in Construction

An electronic signature, or e-signature, is simply data in electronic form used by a signatory to indicate assent on an electronic document.

White Papers | August 7, 2018
The Sky's No Longer the Limit
Articles | August 7, 2018
Law360 Expert Analysis: How To Avoid Errors And Maximize Benefits In Rooftop Leases (log-in required)

Rodney Carter discusses navigating the usage of rooftop space for real estate owners. 

White Papers | July 26, 2018
"Gross Up" Provisions in Office Leases
White Papers | July 26, 2018
CRE Investors Seeking Security Through JVs
White Papers | July 2, 2018
The New World of Brick-and-Mortar Retail
Articles | April 6, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: The death of retail is greatly exaggerated

Stacy Engles Wipfler explores the retail industry’s ‘brave new world’ and the evolution of how brick-and-mortar retailers use space.

News Releases | October 30, 2019
JP Croake Joins Husch Blackwell's Madison Office

Croake's corporate practice focuses on helping businesses – from startups to established companies – at all stages of growth. 

News Releases | October 7, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

Media Mentions | May 10, 2019
Milwaukee Business Journal: A Budding Industry
News Releases | May 8, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Retail Team Recognized as Industry "Influencer"

Husch Blackwell’s Retail practice group was honored by Real Estate Forum in part for the 2017 creation of its Retail Institute.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Media Mentions | August 27, 2018
Springfield Business Journal: A Conversation With … Lindsey Lund

Lindsey Lund talks to SBJ Features Editor Christine Lund about Husch Blackwell's Retail Institute.

Media Mentions | May 15, 2018
Real Estate Forum Presents Influencers in Retail

Stacy Wipfler is recognized as being among the most influential thought leaders in retail.

Media Mentions | March 19, 2018
Springfield Business Journal 2018 40 Under 40: Lindsey Lund

Lindsey Lund talks about her career trajectory and her work as a transactional real estate attorney.

News Releases | January 24, 2018
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Michael L. Riopel to Milwaukee Office

Michael L. Riopel brings experience with complex financing, real estate, leasing and business transactions to Husch Blackwell.

News Releases | May 1, 2017
Husch Blackwell Represents CBL in Sale of The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City

The Outlet Shoppes is a 430,000 square foot open air center and was the first outlet center project developed together by CBL and its joint-venture partner, Horizon Group Properties.

Testimonial Chief Legal Officer

“Husch Blackwell has provided us with excellent and experienced legal representation in sophisticated transactions.”

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Client Results

Raven Development breathes new life into vacant Missouri mall.

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