You need one firm to help you reduce risk, implement best practices, and enhance business operations, productivity, and profitability in your retail businesses. Our multidisciplinary team provides you with attorneys from a dozen distinct legal disciplines who know the retail industry inside and out.
On June 21, 2018, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., overturning a decades-old precedent and fundamentally changing the use tax collection landscape. With the end of Quill upon us, states are rethinking how they can collect tax on transactions occurring across state lines, which will likely also include eventual implications for the states’ income tax nexus standards because the Court’s analysis is not limited to sales or use tax. These changes will affect companies’ bottom line and almost certainly create new challenges for tax departments. Our State and Local Tax group is at the forefront of these new challenges and can guide you through the nuances of the law change as the states react to the new regime.
Your intellectual property—your name, your product, your domain—is the lifeblood of your business. When your trademarks and patents need protecting, our intellectual property lawyers are on call to vigorously defend your property. And our cybersecurity team will prepare you for potential cyber attacks and data breaches and mitigate the damage should they occur.
Our finance and payments teams structure deals from conception to closing. From CMBS to co-branded cards, from letters of credit to B2B payments, Alston & Bird lawyers are the industry’s choice for hands-on, experienced counsel.
Regulatory burdens can cripple a company if they aren’t properly managed. We have award-winning teams that cover compensation and benefits, ERISA, and health care. Our environmental teams span the country, including California and that state’s particular jumble of agencies and regulations. And our D.C.-based legislative team can bring your concerns to the right people at the right time.
Should litigation become an issue, our lawyers are ready to go to trial on your behalf, always keeping your business goals at the forefront of any plan. We have defended some of the largest multidistrict class actions in the country. We have also quietly settled disagreements before they ever go to court.
Our tax team can tackle your knottiest issues from the ground up, whatever their size or shape. We have you covered at all levels – local, state, national, global. If you’re looking for guidance on local government tax breaks, unclaimed property, state and use taxes, legislative guidance, or cross-border deals, we have the information you need to thrive.
Whatever your legal needs, wherever you need them, our Retail Team has you covered.