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Speaker, "Boston's Development Boom," BBAHear from key players in the city’s real estate sector on why Boston’s development market is so strong and also on potential challenges which may limit growth in the future. 

Presenter, "U.S. Tax and Estate Planning for Foreign Persons," MeritasMoving to the U.S. can have profound tax consequences for individuals and their families, as people with sufficient U.S. contacts may find that their worldwide income and assets are subject to U.S. income, gift and estate taxes and that they are required to disclose financial accounts and business investments kept abroad. Ignorance of the laws of their new home can be costly.

Seven Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising StarsGoulston & Storrs is pleased to announce that five Goulston & Storrs attorneys have been recognized as 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers. Directors Robert Bressman, Brian Cohen, Yaacov M. Gross, Abraham Leitner and David Rabinowitz were each named to the annual list.

FACTA Check: Credit and Debit Receipts Can Show Injury-in-Fact
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIn a series of recent decisions that have important implications for retailers, large and small, federal courts have allowed consumer class actions to proceed against businesses for violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”), even where the consumers did not allege actual damages resulting from the violation. FACTA requires businesses that accept...

Jonathan Stein Joins Goulston & Storrs Tax Group in New York
Practice: Tax
Goulston & Storrs is pleased to announce that Jonathan Stein has joined the firm as Counsel in its Tax Group. 

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Proposed Rules Would Limit Valuation Discounts for Family Controlled Entities
Practice: Private Client & Trust, Tax
On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations that would severely limit valuation discounts for lack of marketability and lack of control that taxpayers have historically applied for federal gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes when transferring interests in family controlled entities. Taxpayers who want to take advantage of traditional discounts must do so before the proposed regulations are finalized, which may be as early as December.

T&E Litigation Newsletter- 8/10/16
Practice: Private Client & Trust, Probate & Fiduciary Litigation
On August 4, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl, 2016 Mass. LEXIS 591, reversing an Appeals Court decision that had been a hot topic of discussion among many members of the family law, estate planning, and trust bars.

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FACTA Check: Credit and Debit Receipts Can Show Injury-in-Fact
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIn a series of recent decisions that have important implications for retailers, large and small, federal courts have allowed consumer class actions to proceed against businesses for violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”), even where the consumers did not allege actual damages resulting from the violation. FACTA requires businesses that accept...

The Future of Retail:  Brick and Mortar!
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIf you believe the hype, it is only a matter of time before brick and mortar retail succumbs to its online competitors.  Recent decisions made by several stalwart retailers appear to support this theory: Macy’s recently announced that it would close 15% of its stores, The Sports Authority and Radio Shack each conducted full chain...

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Common Misconceptions About Risk Management and Insurance CoverageVideoWatch this brief video to learn more about the common misconceptions about risk management and insurance coverage for businesses.

Master Planning: The Catalyst for Long-Term SuccessVideoIn this quick video, Maureen Dwyer and Matthew Kiefer discuss Master Planning for Universities and Colleges.

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Seven Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising StarsGoulston & Storrs is pleased to announce that five Goulston & Storrs attorneys have been recognized as 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers. Directors Robert Bressman, Brian Cohen, Yaacov M. Gross, Abraham Leitner and David Rabinowitz were each named to the annual list.

Jonathan Stein Joins Goulston & Storrs Tax Group in New York
Practice: Tax
Goulston & Storrs is pleased to announce that Jonathan Stein has joined the firm as Counsel in its Tax Group. 

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Drafting Irrevocable Trusts in Massachusetts, MCLE

"HAC's approval of 40B project upheld," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, July 11, 2016The Housing Appeals Committee properly ordered the town of Andover to issue a comprehensive permit un­der Chapter 40B that would allow a mixed-income rental housing development within an existing commercial and industrial park, the Appeals Court has determined.

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Speaker, "Boston's Development Boom," BBAHear from key players in the city’s real estate sector on why Boston’s development market is so strong and also on potential challenges which may limit growth in the future. 

Presenter, "U.S. Tax and Estate Planning for Foreign Persons," MeritasMoving to the U.S. can have profound tax consequences for individuals and their families, as people with sufficient U.S. contacts may find that their worldwide income and assets are subject to U.S. income, gift and estate taxes and that they are required to disclose financial accounts and business investments kept abroad. Ignorance of the laws of their new home can be costly.
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