Convenience Store & Gas Station

HunterMaclean’s convenience store and gas station group offers a diverse team of lawyers to tackle the broad range of issues this specific industry faces.

Overview

HunterMaclean’s convenience store and gas station group offers a diverse team of lawyers to tackle the broad range of issues this specific industry faces.

Our attorneys actively represent local, regional, and national developers, owners, and operators of convenience stores, gas stations, and travel centers within Georgia and South Carolina. Our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers brings together the benefit of many years of experience in the areas of real estate, finance, leasing, franchise, environmental, corporate, employment, corporate tax, real estate tax, zoning, land use, permitting, premises liability, and litigation. The lawyers within our convenience store and gas station specialty group are devoted to providing our clients with the skills and know-how required in all aspects of the purchase, financing, sale, development, and operation of their convenience stores, gas stations, and travel centers.

Trade Association Memberships:

  • Georgia Association of Convenience Stores
  • South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores
  • Counsel to national convenience store in the acquisition of twenty-two leasehold and real property sites across Georgia and South Carolina, including legal issues related to the assignment/transfer of environmental permits.
  • Counsel to regional convenience store in the re-zoning of development sites, site plan approval to allow for digital signage, halide lighting, as well as overall site development.
  • Counsel to local convenience store in litigation over client’s multi-million dollar store, which was condemned by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Counsel to local convenience store handling registration, permitting, remediation, and restoration matters related to underground storage tanks.
  • Counsel to owner of multiple sites leased by national convenience stores and travel centers.
  • Counsel to national lenders in commercial financing and sale-leasebacks across the United States involving gas stations and convenience stores.
  • Counsel to franchisees with regard to financing and franchise matters.
  • Counsel to national gas station regarding lawsuit in which a favorable determination was obtained in an FLSA case affirming that a former store manager was properly classified for wage/hour purposes and therefore exempt from overtime.
  • Counsel to regional and national gas stations handling litigation matters such as lease disputes, partnership disputes, and fuel distribution disputes.
  • Counsel to national gas station regarding lawsuit in which a favorable determination was obtained in a premises liability case involving the wrongful death of a patron.
  • Counsel to regional convenience store in the arbitration of construction disputes.
  • Counsel to regional convenience store in litigation involving loan requirements and insurance coverage.
  • Counsel to regional convenience store in the negotiation of fuel supply agreements.
  • A broad range of transactions, including: $100,000 to $35 million in convenience store and/or gas station real property, leasehold, asset, inventory and equipment acquisitions, dispositions and like kind exchanges; single property transactions to twenty-two site portfolios; multi-million dollar financing and sale-leaseback transactions; subject property locations include Georgia, South Carolina, as well as multi-state portfolios across the United States.

Commercial Finance

HunterMaclean’s commercial finance practice group practices in a wide range of commercial lending and corporate finance.

Construction

HunterMaclean has successfully represented clients from all facets of the building and construction industry, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, and bonding companies.

Corporate

HunterMaclean’s corporate law practice group represents clients in securities transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and business and asset dispositions.

Business Transactions

HunterMaclean’s business transactions attorneys handle a variety of corporate issues for clients throughout Georgia and the United States.

Mergers & Acquisitions

HunterMaclean’s mergers and acquisitions practice group has represented clients in a wide range of industries over the years, including consumer products and services, e-commerce, manufacturing, technology, logistics, commercial real estate,…

Nonprofit Organizations

HunterMaclean’s corporate and tax attorneys handle the formation and governance of nonprofit entities for a broad spectrum of clients and activities.

Employment

HunterMaclean’s employment practice group is best known for its expertise in working with and for employers, that is, businesses, nonprofits, governmental entities, and their management teams.

Immigration

HunterMaclean’s immigration practice group has over twenty years of experience in a wide range of complex immigration issues and has represented foreign nationals and companies from all over the world.

Intellectual Property

HunterMaclean’s intellectual property practice group provides comprehensive legal and business counsel on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including related to copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and unfair…

Litigation

HunterMaclean’s litigation attorneys regularly represent clients in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings, arbitration panels, and other alternative dispute resolution tribunals.

Business Litigation

HunterMaclean’s business litigation attorneys handle a wide variety of complex business issues for corporate clients and individuals locally, regionally, and nationally.

Real Estate Litigation

HunterMaclean’s real estate litigation practice group has formidable experience in resolving a wide range of real estate disputes involving sale contracts, partnership conflicts, commercial leases, property insurance, property tax assessments,…

Real Estate

HunterMaclean’s real estate practice group offers comprehensive legal and business counsel on a wide range of real estate matters.

Commercial Real Estate

At HunterMaclean, our commercial real estate practice group offers comprehensive legal and business counsel on a wide range of real estate matters.

Zoning / Land Use

HunterMaclean is at the forefront of commercial development in Savannah, St. Simons Island, and the coastal Georgia region.


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