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Straightening Their Tenant’s Ties: Retail Property Owners Are Buying Distressed Retailers Out of Bankruptcy

USA - September 10 2020 Since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S., it has been a recurring theme to turn on the news and see that yet another big-name retailer…

Increased Charitable Giving in the Time of COVID: Philanthropy or Tax Driven?

USA - August 20 2020 Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, retailers across the country were already prioritizing charitable giving despite the existing downward…

Last Minute Shifts to Last-Mile Delivery Centers: Considerations for Retail Landlords

USA - August 12 2020 Owners of shopping centers and other retail spaces are again increasingly looking to novel uses, including distribution and warehouse uses, sometimes…

Court Partially Excuses Tenant’s Rent Obligations During COVID Shutdown

USA - August 5 2020 In the social and economic fallout from COVID, businesses are assessing how best to address their commercial relationships, especially where…

Avoiding Coronavirus Discrimination Claims in Retail and Hospitality

USA - July 28 2020 On the 30th anniversary of its passage, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) deserves recognition for its continued viability and adaptability…

Supreme Court affirms "Booking.com" trademark

USA - July 22 2020 On June 30, 2020, The Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in United States Patent and Trademark Office v. BOOKING.com B. V…

As States Lift Restrictions, Retailers are Trapped on the ‘Leading Edge’

USA - July 15 2020 The avalanche began in an unlikely setting, for avalanches at least: Chesapeake Energy Arena, home to the National Basketball Association’s Oklahoma…

COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Reopening Your Workplace

USA - May 5 2020 Lower exposure risk (caution) jobs are those that do not require contact with people known to be, or suspected of being, infected with SARS-CoV-2 nor…

The Nightmare Before Christmas?

USA - November 13 2019 It is a little-known fact that, in 1994, Blockbuster video was the first store to display pre-paid gift cards for sale. Unlike VHS rentals, the gift…

Bag Bans: The War on Plastic Bags

USA - April 17 2019 Grocery shoppers used to make the final decision of their supermarket trip in the checkout line. Reaching for boxes of cereal, cartons of eggs, and…