| Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist for Retailers Entering the USA|
Practice: Retailers Entering the US
|PDF||Set 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.|
|"Trusted Leader Helps Boston Firm Succeed and Take a Stand," Of Counsel||It’s no secret, and to a large degree it’s understandable, that most law firms work hard to avoid controversy—sometimes to the point where they fail to take a position on any sort of issue, sentiment, or event when maybe they should. Recently, Boston-based Goulston & Storrs took a clear, bold, and important stance when it was most needed.
|The Trends and Future Growth of Multifamily Real Estate Amenities|
Practice: Multifamily, Real Estate
|PDF||The growth of the multifamily housing market has been driven by both the migration of empty-nest baby boomers looking to downsize into urban communities and the barriers to property ownership facing millennials in the post-recession marketplace. Urban areas remain highly
desirable, and multifamily vacancies are generally low – but competition is strong.
|Identifying New Exposures In A Rapidly Innovating World |
|PDF||The business world is rapidly changing. We’re more connected than ever before, and the Internet of Things is creating unprecedented volumes of data. Artificial intelligence and sophisticated analytics are extracting fresh insights from Big Data. And more and more organizations are adopting an omnichannel approach to customer interaction. In order to survive, a company must innovate – or risk becoming obsolete. In fact, 93 percent of executives say that organic growth through innovation will drive the greatest proportion of their revenue growth, according to a PwC survey. |
|Intellectual Property Insights Roundtable|
Practice: IP Litigation
|In conjunction with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Goulston & Storrs hosted the Intellectual Property Insights Roundtable. Goulston & Storrs’ Jennifer Furey and Andrew O’Connor welcomed panelists Nicholas M. Boivin (Ipsen), D. Alexander Ewing (LiquiGlide) and Kenneth P. Zwicker (Boston University) for a spirited discussion around trends they are seeing with the aftermath of Alice, best practices on global patent strategies, the “Patent Prosecution Highway”, the Defend Trade Secrets Act and more.|
|1031 Exchanges: To Be or Not to Be Eliminated?|
|There are several reasons why 1031 exchanges are making headlines these days. The first is the possibility that this section of the Internal Revenue Code would be eliminated through President Trump’s tax reform. The second is that this investment strategy has become fairly attractive now that property prices have climbed considerably in some U.S. markets. In this context, what would be the impact of its repeal and what are the chances of this happening? Abe Leitner, director in the tax group of international law firm Goulston & Storrs’ New York office, discussed the possible scenarios in an interview with Commercial Property Executive.|