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Retail and Hospitality

Providing Knowledgeable Counsel Focused on the Industry

The attorneys in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Retail and Hospitality 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

Because we represent a wide range of businesses, we are experienced in handling a variety of issues involved in retail- and hospitality-related real estate transactions. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Retail and Hospitality Practice has assisted 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
  • 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, our attorneys 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.



The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

Trade Groups & Associations