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Retail Industry

Robinson & McElwee PLLC has been extensively involved in the development, leasing, acquisition, financing and sale of shopping centers and other retail and commercial properties throughout the state of West Virginia and the surrounding region for more than 25 years.

In this regard, we have represented developers, landlords, investors, lenders, borrowers and tenants. Our list of projects has included some of the most significant developments in West Virginia. These have included power centers, enclosed malls, converted centers, entertainment centers, mixed-use developme

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

When disputes arise, smart businesses rely on experienced arbitrators to obtain a fair and prompt resolution of the matter, without resorting to more expensive litigation. Our Alternative Dispute Resolution practice area attorneys are fully trained to meet the needs of the parties. And our Litigation practice area attorneys are of course available for those cases where mediation does not or cannot resolve the matter.

Robinson & McElwee’s team of attorneys has extensive experience related to:

Real Property

Let us guide you to a result that meets your company’s current real property needs with flexibility for the future changes that are sure to come.

We can assist in matters of:

Government Relations

Robinson & McElwee can direct a strategic approach to the involved government agencies so that your project avoids unnecessary delays. Insuring all permit applications for a new site are on file in a timely manner increases the likelihood your project will succeed. Do you know the labor regulations in the area in which you propose to operate? Is your business qualified to operate in West Virginia? Have all the needed local permits and licenses been obtained?

Our attorneys have the government relations background and experience to serve your needs.

Labor & Employment Law

We can assist with every aspect of your human resources activities, from hiring to discipline and termination. Our attorneys regularly help clients prepare employee handbooks, develop employment policies, assist with substance detection and abuse programs, offer “pre-termination” mediation services and provide broad human resources guidance. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can work closely with your insurance carriers to minimize your exposure to on-the-job accidents and injuries, and when those do occur, we will monitor the process to ensure the law is followed by all concerned.

Environmental and Administrative Law

Our Retail Industry team of attorneys can handle your environmental legal matters associated with site development.

We have extensive experience in:

  • Groundwater and surface water use issues
  • Environmental permit appeals
  • Pre-acquisition environmental due diligence and compliance monitoring
  • Property contamination litigation
  • NPDES and storm water permitting

We also have experience litigating:

Commercial and Contracts

Robinson & McElwee can help with regard to:

  • Commercial and corporate transactions – including mergers and acquisitions
  • Contracts
  • Collections
  • Bankruptcy
  • Leasing agreements (including ground, big box, movie theater, small shop, office and cell tower leasing)
  • Reciprocal easement and site development agreements
  • Project financing