Goulston & Storrs is at the center of retail law in the US. From our representation of some of the first shopping mall developers in the US to our current involvement in airport, sports arena and online boutique retail, Goulston & Storrs guides many of the nation’s most active retail developers, owners and tenants. Our attorneys negotiate countless retail and restaurant deals for both domestic and international landlords and tenants.
Our clients include foreign companies coming to the US for the first time and domestic companies expanding into the urban market, including Swarovski Crystal, Farrow & Ball, McGregor and Katsuya. Because we understand both sides of these transactions, we can articulate the concerns of both the landlord and the retailer/restaurateur, and we are often able to propose a solution that is acceptable to both sides, enabling deals to move forward.
Retail and restaurant clients call upon Goulston & Storrs to assist in all of their legal needs including financing, intellectual property, corporate (including entity formation with regard to start-ups and foreign retailers/restaurateurs entering the US market for the first time), distribution and licensing agreements, tax (including cross border tax structuring), e-commerce, employment (including executive compensation), risk management and real estate.
There is no aspect of a retail transaction—for a tenant, landlord, developer or operator—that our lawyers have not encountered on numerous occasions. Goulston & Storrs carefully deploys the depth of the firm’s experience to benefit our clients. Our work for landlords and developers complements and enhances the advice we provide to our tenant clients and vice versa. Be it the acquisition or leasing of a premier location, the protection of intellectual property, construction, financing, tax structuring or dispositions, Goulston & Storrs covers the entire spectrum of the retail world for a sophisticated and diverse set of clients across the country and internationally.