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November Trust and Estates Litigation Advisory
Practice: Probate & Fiduciary Litigation
First, effective as of November 20, 2017, the Probate and Family Court issued Standing Order 3-17 establishing the Fiduciary Litigation Session as a pilot project.  As explained in the Standing Order, “[t]he goal of the FLS is to provide a specialized forum for the speedy resolution of contested and complex probate litigation cases and to provide individualized and collaborative case management to reduce the costs associated with fiduciary litigation.”

Looking Inside the Mind of a Gen Z Shopper
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogAs the 2017 holiday season nears, consumers are getting ready to open their wallets and retailers are hoping their promotions will attract those consumers. Generation Z (“Gen Z”), which includes young people born in the mid-1990s to mid-2000s, is an important but often forgotten portion of the consumer population. There are about 2.5 billion Gen...

Carla Reeves Discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Academic Settings
Practice: Employment
Turn on WGBH 2 tonight at 7:30 p.m. to watch litigation associate Carla Reeves serve as a panelist on Basic Black. Basic Black describes itself as a show featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting communities of color locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream on Facebook Live and at www.basicblacklive.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.  Since 1968, Basic Black has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries.

New Experiences, New Retail Opportunities
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogDespite all of the noise about the rise of e-commerce and omni-channel distribution and the demise of brick-and-mortar, 85% of retail sales are still made in physical stores, and physical stores will continue to be at the core of retailers’ efforts to enhance their brands and drive sales. That said, in light of the increased...

Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist for Retailers Entering the USA
Practice: Retailers Entering the US
PDFSet forth below is a summary of the approach that a foreign retailer contemplating a roll out of a retail concept into the USA should consider to identify and plan for the major legal risks it may encounter. By undertaking such an analysis and implementing appropriate risk mitigation measures, the retailer can, in most cases, achieve a risk profile it determines to be acceptable and limit exposure to potentially costly and distracting litigation. The review and mitigation steps described are best undertaken by a team involving management, legal counsel and appropriate other business, IT and insurance experts.

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November Trust and Estates Litigation Advisory
Practice: Probate & Fiduciary Litigation
First, effective as of November 20, 2017, the Probate and Family Court issued Standing Order 3-17 establishing the Fiduciary Litigation Session as a pilot project.  As explained in the Standing Order, “[t]he goal of the FLS is to provide a specialized forum for the speedy resolution of contested and complex probate litigation cases and to provide individualized and collaborative case management to reduce the costs associated with fiduciary litigation.”

Town of Chelmsford, et al. v. Newport Materials, LLC, et al
Practice: Litigation, Real Estate
PDFIn Town of Chelmsford, et al. v. Newport Materials, LLC, et al., C.A. No. 1681CV03455 (Mass. Super. Ct. Sept. 6, 2017), the Town of Chelmsford appealed a Westford Planning Board (“Board”) decision granting Newport Materials, LLC and 540 Groton Road, LLC (collectively, “Newport”) special permits for the construction and operation of an asphalt manufacturing plant on property located in Westford, near the Chelmsford line. 

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Josh Davis Weighs in on Recent High-Profile Hollywood Sexual Harassment Allegations
Practice: Employment
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Looking Inside the Mind of a Gen Z Shopper
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogAs the 2017 holiday season nears, consumers are getting ready to open their wallets and retailers are hoping their promotions will attract those consumers. Generation Z (“Gen Z”), which includes young people born in the mid-1990s to mid-2000s, is an important but often forgotten portion of the consumer population. There are about 2.5 billion Gen...

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Risk Assessment & Mitigation Checklist for Retailers Entering the USA
Practice: Retailers Entering the US
This is a summary of the approach that a foreign retailer contemplating a roll out of a retail concept into the USA should consider to identify and plan for the major legal risks it may encounter. By undertaking such an analysis and implementing appropriate risk mitigation measures, the retailer can, in most cases, achieve a risk profile it determines to be acceptable and limit exposure to potentially costly and distracting litigation. The review and mitigation steps described are best undertaken by a team involving management, legal counsel and appropriate other business, IT and insurance experts.

IP Checklist for Retailers Entering the USA
Practice: Retailers Entering the US
A primary goal for any company seeking to sell products or services in the United States is to protect one of its most valuable assets – intellectual property – from infringement, copying and misuse. Intellectual property clearance and protection strategies are critical to reduce a company’s risk of doing business in the United States. We have created a simple checklist of action items that a retailer should consider before rolling out a retail concept into the United States. 

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Goulston & Storrs Hires Nathaniel D. Razza as Director of Tax Accounting in Boston
Practice: Real Estate, Tax
Goulston & Storrs welcomes CPA Nathaniel Razza as Director of Tax Accounting, bolstering its tax and real estate practices with reform on the horizon.

Calling All Legal Recruitment and Talent Development Professionals The Legal Talent team at Goulston & Storrs is growing under the leadership of our new Chief Legal Talent Officer, Karen Febeo. We are looking for enthusiastic legal recruitment and talent development professionals to join our modern, vibrant law firm, where serious business is conducted with genuine camaraderie and fun, our people are paramount, and where mutual respect drives open discussion, fresh ideas and optimal solutions for our clients.

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Carla Reeves Discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Academic Settings
Practice: Employment
Turn on WGBH 2 tonight at 7:30 p.m. to watch litigation associate Carla Reeves serve as a panelist on Basic Black. Basic Black describes itself as a show featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting communities of color locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream on Facebook Live and at www.basicblacklive.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.  Since 1968, Basic Black has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries.

Presenter, "A Primer on DING Trusts: Using DING Trusts in Estate Planning to Avoid State Income Tax and Protect Assets," Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum
DING stands for: “Delaware Incomplete (Gift) Non-Grantor Trust”.  DING Trust is a state income tax play. In a DING, gains from a sale of trust assets escape state income tax.
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