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Goulston & Storrs Increases Value to Clients With Three Strategic Lateral Hires

October 1, 2018

Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 firm with offices in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C., recently added five attorneys as it continues to expand its real estate, corporate, litigation, private client, and tax groups through strategic hires of diverse, top-tier attorneys with a variety of skills and experiences who can provide the best legal service value to its clients.

Eric Seltzer, a New York City lawyer with a global real estate practice, has joined the firm as counsel. He comes from a reputable boutique litigation firm where he was a partner handling real estate matters involving office buildings, hotels, resorts, industrial properties, and multi-family developments.

“Eric is a great fit for our service-based culture, and an outstanding lawyer who has worked on complex transactions involving properties and investors in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, as well as much of the U.S.,” said Bill Dillon, Co-Managing Director of Goulston & Storrs.

Seltzer has more than 11 years of experience serving developers, entrepreneurs, institutional investors and other clients with significant real estate interests. He received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 2005 and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University in 2002.

Seltzer shared that Goulston & Storrs is “the perfect home for my practice because the firm represents many clients with cross-border interests, and is recognized regionally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its real estate work.” He added, “Goulston & Storrs also has an extraordinary service culture that focuses on client satisfaction and success.”

Seltzer joins a real estate group that already features many Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, officers, and board members in prominent real estate trade organizations, and professionals with diverse experience in real estate matters involving construction, engineering, environmental issues, leasing, lending, litigation, bankruptcy, land use, development, and zoning.

Co-Managing Director Martin Fantozzi noted that Seltzer’s hiring is just the latest in a string of recent lateral hires. “In recent months, we’ve also added four experienced lateral associates in our Boston office to help us meet the rapidly growing service needs of our clients. We’re growing this firm through world class client service provided by diverse and talented individuals who are carefully selected and vetted for service attributes and leadership skills, in addition to their legal skills.”

Jessica Carballo, who has joined the Corporate Group, is a corporate attorney from an Am Law 30 firm’s New York office, with experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property matters. She was president of Harvard Law School’s LGBT student group and chair of the school’s Latino student group. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2017 and her B.A. from Yale University in 2010.

Chris Clements, who has joined the Real Estate Group, is a real estate lawyer from an Am Law 200 firm with significant experience related to real estate development and the utilizations of economic development incentives by developers, operating businesses, and political subdivisions across the country. He received his J.D. from Boston College in 2012 and his B.S. from Ohio State University in 2009.

Leah Segal, who has joined the Tax Group, is a tax lawyer from an Am Law 50 firm who has significant experience related to tax matters involved in corporate transactions, entity formations, non-profit organization governance and operations, and compensation. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2014 and her A.B., magna cum laude, with honors, from Brown University in 2008.

Alexandra Youngblood, who has joined the Real Estate Group, is a real estate lawyer from a Boston-based boutique firm with experience in acquisitions, dispositions, office leasing, condominium law, and municipal real estate matters. She co-founded the Boston University Law School Real Estate Association, which works with practicing lawyers to educate students on the practice of real estate law, finance and development. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2017 and her B.A., with honors, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2014.