Brian R. Judge

Brian R. Judge

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This blog keeps you connected to timely developments and emerging issues in retail law and covers a wide range of topics related to the retail, restaurant and consumer industry. We invite you to learn more about Goulston & Storrs and our Retail, Restaurant & Consumer Group.

A Big-Box Retail Store in the City? “If They Come, We Will Build It.”

Ray Kinsella, the baseball enthusiast played by Kevin Costner in the movie “Field of Dreams,” heard the now infamous words: “If you build it, he will come.” Relying on nothing more than blind faith, Ray risked financial ruin to build the baseball field of his dreams. The prophecy ultimately...
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Two May Become One: Further Consolidation in the Shopping Mall Industry?

The already highly consolidated U.S. shopping mall industry may be on the verge of further consolidation. In recent weeks, a minority shareholder of General Growth Properties, Inc ., the second largest owner of regional shopping malls in the U.S., has actively courted potential suitors to acquire General Growth’s portfolio...
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A Sign of the Times: The Increasing Popularity of Electronic Signs

The writing appears to be on the [electronic] wall for traditional, static signs and billboards. An increasing number of retailers, outdoor advertising companies and business owners are discovering that electronic signs offer a more dynamic and effective way to capture the attention and, in turn, the business, of passing...
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Back Bay Blackout

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Fires, natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, and extended power outages can become dangerously “hypothetical” in the heat of a retail lease negotiation. But just ask landlords and retail tenants in Boston’s Back Bay, Chinatown, Theatre District, Kenmore...
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Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate

The results are in: The United States is the most attractive country in the world to foreign investors looking to invest in real estate in 2012 – according to the 20th annual Foreign Investment Survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)...
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