Clients rely on our practical approach and plain-English communication to make decisions and set strategies: we help them understand their legal obligations, stay abreast of regulatory and statutory developments (in particular those that require modifications to long-standing practices and procedures), and avoid litigation through innovative solutions to unexpected disputes.
Pragmatic and creative, our lawyers have particular strengths helping clients navigate this rapidly evolving sector. We ease the online transition for traditional brick-and-mortar merchants, assisting them with data privacy and security and vendor and cloud computing contracts. We help restaurants and grocery stores renegotiate leases and restructure debt to remain competitive in the face of ever-narrowing margins.
Contracts and Licensing
We draft and negotiate contracts that minimize risk and maximize benefits, and obtain and maintain a variety of federal, state, and local government permits and licenses. We work with clients to ensure compliance with state and federal employment and occupational safety laws, civil rights, wage and hour rules, zoning, real estate, and other regulations.
We help our retail, food, and beverage clients protect the integrity of their brands through comprehensive intellectual property strategies that identify and perfect IP rights and assert and defend those rights in the U.S. and around the world.
We counsel our clients on every phase of their business’ life-cycle, from preliminary due-diligence when setting up a new location – Is the property zoned for the intended use? Can they obtain necessary permits and exclusive rights? Can neighboring tenants restrict their proposed use of the site? – to customer service, advertising and marketing, data security and privacy, licensing and distribution, and a broad range of other operating and strategic issues.
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In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.
Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.
We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients. READ MORE