Retail and Hospitality Law

The retail business environment is extremely fluid and challenging. In such an environment, we provide innovative and efficient legal counsel that emphasizes solutions. Our team has extensive depth counseling retailers engaged in disputes and helping to develop policies that minimize the ultimate cost of disputes before they arise. Our access to our worldwide resources – lawyers working inside more than 100 firms – allows us to bring our collective resources to bear on behalf of our clients. Moreover, our affiliation with USLAW and our member firms enables us to stay ahead of issues impacting retailers, exchanging best practices for both dispute resolution, as well as dispute avoidance.


When you choose a USLAW member firm, you put the collective experience lawyers who have represented thousands of retail clients in all facets of consumer transactions to work for you. Our NETWORK allows the USLAW Retail and Hospitality Law Practice Group to bring virtually unmatched depth and experience to our retail clients. Because of our global footprint, our members are adept at providing solutions for retailers who operate multiple stores, locations, or brands on a regional, national, or international basis.


We work with retailers helping them address the full spectrum of legal issues, including:

  • General Counseling
  • Labor and Employment
  • Leasing and Landlord/Tenant Relations
  • Premises Liability
  • Real Estate Development
  • Retail Red-lining
  • Risk Management
  • Transactional
  • Zoning



Jacqueline Bushwack

Rivkin Radler LLP
Uniondale, NY
United States
Vice Chair

Frank Gattuso

Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Maryalyce Cox

Houston, TX
United States
Educational Coordinator

Meghan M. Goodwin

Thorndal Armstrong, PC
Las Vegas, NV
United States

Practice Group Client Advisors

Pamela Colpoys

Ashford, Inc.
Dallas, TX
United States
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Karen Dalton

Staples, Inc.
Framingham, MA
United States
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Anne M. Umberger

Nordstrom, Inc.
Seattle, WA
United States
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Jacqueline Murphy

Flynn Restaurant Group LP
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Virginia Murphy

SUNOCO LP/Energy Transfer Partners
Westville, NJ
United States
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Jenny Novoa

Gap Inc.
San Francisco, CA
United States
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Bridget Peterson

Inspire Brands, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
United States
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Susan Shaughnessy

ABM Industries Incorporated
Woodstock, GA
United States
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Christine Viggiano

Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, NV
United States
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