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Matthew E. EpsteinMatthew E. Epstein

(617) 574-4075
mepstein@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7576
Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Education
Harvard College, B.A., 1976, cum laude

Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, M.A., 1978

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

American and international retailers turn to Matt Epstein for business and real estate law advice. Matt has coordinated the national roll-outs of stores for numerous retailers including J.Jill, J. Crew, kate spade, Tory Burch, Betsey Johnson and Swarovski Crystal, including the negotiation of leases at regional malls and urban locations. Matt has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of real estate matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt clerked for the Honorable Morey L. Sean, Federal District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. He is a Director and a Co-Chair of the firm's Retail, Restaurant & Consumer group. Matt is a member of the editorial board for the firm's retail blog, Retail Law Advisor.

Professional and Community Involvement
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • Chair, Community Benefits Committee
    • Member, Patient Care Assessment and Quality Control Committee
    • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Board Chair, Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Presidential Advisory Council, Berklee College of Music
Awards and Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2017
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2005, 2008, 2010 - 2015
  • Recipient, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s Whiteman Award, 1998
  • Harvard Scholar, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 1976-1977
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 49
publicationsArticles: Matt Epstein: From the Outside Looking Forward
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Launches Retail Blog
blogEntries: Fake It and You Won’t Make It: Putting an End to Online Counterfeiting
blogEntries: Not So Fast:  The Coming of Age of Mobile Money?
blogEntries: Municipal Shopping Bag Bans, Fees & Taxes – A Growing Trend?
blogEntries: MAPIC: Bringing Together International Retail and Real Estate
blogEntries: Recap of 42nd Annual US Shopping Center Law Conference: October 24-27, 2012
blogEntries: Happy Thanksgiving!
publicationsArticles: Fashion Law
blogEntries: Happy New Year!
blogEntries: Coming to America: Retailers Entering the US
blogEntries: New Consumer Privacy Decision by the MA Supreme Court Requires Retailers' Attention and Review of Their Data Collection and Use Policies for Consumers’ ZIP Codes
blogEntries: ICSC Industry Snapshot Infographic Released
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
blogEntries: Retail Environment Showing Strong Signs
blogEntries: Report from MAPIC: Will North American Operational Partnerships Be the Key to Growth for European Retailers?
blogEntries: Rapidly Changing Tobacco Regulations Across Massachusetts
blogEntries: How the Teen Psyche Shapes the Market for Teenage Retailers
blogEntries: The Next Generation of Online Retail and Its Revolutionary Impact on the Fashion Industry
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
blogEntries: Mobile Retail Consumers – Text Me, Maybe?
blogEntries: A “New World” of Fashion and Food
blogEntries: MAPIC 20th Annual International Retail Property Market Conference Impressions:  Increased Focus on the U.S.
clientAdvisories: NLRB Claims McDonalds Is “Joint Employer” of Franchisee Employees
blogEntries: Happy Holidays from the Retail Law Advisor
blogEntries: When Fashion Met Style…Spin-Off Stores
clientAdvisories: FDA Finalizes Chain Restaurant Menu Labeling Rules
blogEntries: What’s on the Menu? A Look at the New FDA Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) Labeling Requirements
blogEntries: Retail Innovation Districts: The Community Outfitters
blogEntries: Claims about Biodegradable Plastics Breakdown Under FTC Scrutiny: Marketers Beware!
blogEntries: Summer Retail: Sales Tax Holidays, Pit Stops, and Where the Deals Are
blogEntries: Let Freedom Ring!
blogEntries: An A+ in Back-to-School
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
clientAdvisories: NLRB Issues Significant Ruling on “Joint Employer” Issue
blogEntries: Fashion Week Beyond the Photo Shoots
blogEntries: #Instagram, #Instafashion, #Instagood: A Fashion Foray into Instagram
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
blogEntries: “In fashioning myself, I fashion man” – E-Tailers Champion A Sartorial Renaissance in Masculinity
blogEntries: Report from MAPIC 2015: US Expansion Still Hot Topic
blogEntries: The Burgeoning Winds of Retail in Emerging Markets
blogEntries: Retail Shopping Outlets in Emerging Markets: A Shopaholic Box of Chocolate
blogEntries: Meet The Jetsons: Fashionable Technology
blogEntries: To Brexit or Not to Brexit? Our Observations on UK Retail
blogEntries: RETAIL 2020: Future Ready – Innovate to Succeed
blogEntries: The Implications of Trademark Infringement Decisions: Aw “Chucks”
blogEntries: Digitizing Brick and Mortar: Geofencing and Geolocation Can Help Retailers Win at Omnichannel
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
blogEntries: Happy Labor Day!
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August 2015
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
August 2014
Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
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