Service Difference

Goulston & Storrs is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive, nationwide assistance to clients in need of business-savvy real estate counsel. We have one of the most longstanding, diverse and reputable real estate practices in the country, coupled with a team of lawyers that understands government and the public process extraordinarily well.

In addition to the full range of core commercial real estate services, our firm also offers the benefit of legal services provided by our highly talented attorneys practicing in disciplines that support our real estate work. As part of our comprehensive service, we offer to clients the ability to solve property-related issues involving accessibility laws, bankruptcy, environmental problems, insurance, taxes and tax credits, and other matters.

We also have an uniquely well-developed network of relevant architectural, engineering, site planning and other consultants who can add value to our work for the benefit of our clients, as well as a proven group of local counsel from other firms that we can associate as necessary for local expertise across the country, and a registered lobbying affiliate, GS Public Strategies, which can assist some clients with particular needs related to legislative or rulemaking approvals.

Clients especially value that our firm places a cultural emphasis on individualized attention to every client matter, focusing on responsiveness, lean staffing, efficiency and results. Because of our low leverage business model, we often handle matters successfully with fewer lawyers while remaining more accessible to our clients.

Our legal professionals are keenly aware as well of the business context in which legal decisions must be made, and we make special efforts to understand the unique business and industry background of each client as it pertains to any assignment. That is one reason why we are actively involved in many industry organizations, including but not limited to the ICSC, AFIRE, ULI, DC Building Industry Association. NAIOP, and the Real Estate Board of New York.

Finally, we understand and appreciate that a client is entrusting the value of their business to us in important legal matters, and we take that seriously. That is a big reason why the very structure of our firm is client-focused, providing incentives to work collaboratively and share information in order to support our clients to the fullest while discouraging any attitudes or behaviors that interfere with the rendering of superior client service.