Hospitality and retail businesses face a myriad of complex legal and business issues. Whether your legal needs are regional, national, or international in scope, WLA’s network of law firms provides the experience and local knowledge needed to navigate your company’s risks and unexpected challenges in the ever-changing world of hospitality and retail.

Around the globe, today’s retail businesses constitute one of the world’s most vibrant and economically active sectors. But the very nature of the retail industries poses a host of potential legal issues, from low risk routine matters to issues with potentially devastating consequences to your company.

WLA’s Hospitality & Retail Practice Group focuses on helping its national and global clients—hotels, restaurants, bars, retailers, grocery stores, resorts and spas, amusement parks, sports venues, gyms and health clubs, event entertainment venues—navigate the litigation minefields they encounter.
With attorneys from law firms around the globe, the Hospitality & Retail Practice Group provides seasoned experience and local knowledge to help your company stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing areas of hospitality and retail law.

Areas of focus

Premises liability litigation
Safety and security failures
Labor and employment liability
Federal and state regulatory legislation
Workplace violence
Food and beverage liability, including food-borne illnesses
Franchisee/franchiser issues
Liquor liability
Sanitation failures
Menu labeling and advertising misrepresentations
Crisis management
Trademark litigation
Business litigation matters