Real Estate Services for Retail & Hospitality Industries

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Providing Knowledgeable Industry-Specific Counsel

The attorneys in Saul Ewing’s Real Estate Practice provide counsel and representation for retail and hospitality services clients in a wide variety of real estate transactions. We help clients:

  • Acquire property to build stores, hotels or shopping centers
  • Negotiate reciprocal easement agreements
  • Lease space
  • Resolve landlord-tenant disputes
  • Obtain zoning approval and construction and renovation permits and contracts
  • Pursue tax abatements
  • Sell property

Diverse Representation: Clients of All Sizes

Given our representation of a wide range of businesses, we are experienced in handling a variety of issues involved in retail- and hospitality-related real estate transactions. Our attorneys assist clients of all sizes, from small "mom-and-pop" operations to national businesses. Our clients include:

  • Owners of national and regional hotel and motel chains
  • National and regional grocery retailers in leasing and developing stores
  • Real estate investment trusts that buy and sell retail and hotel properties
  • A property owner pursuing tax abatement worth millions of dollars on the proceeds from the sale of a shopping center
  • Small proprietors, such as the operator of a snack shop who sought to purchase a business location after years of leasing
  • An historic urban farm market leasing to purveyors
  • A national drug store chain obtaining zoning approvals for new outlets
  • A major shopping mall developer obtaining approvals for expansion of an existing site
  • The landlord of an under-performing mall obtaining approvals for partial demolition and new construction and selling the refurbished property

Hands-on Knowledge: Involved in the Industry

Our attorneys are well-informed about the issues that concern retail and hospitality services clients. In addition, we stay abreast of industry trends through active membership in organizations related to the retail industry, as well as local business associations, chambers of commerce and related associations.

Key Contact
Anthony P. Forte
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