Goulston & Storrs attorneys serve the full range of legal and strategic needs of clients navigating regulatory requirements at the local, state, regional and national levels. Our clients look to us for help in interacting with governmental agencies, understanding the impact of proposed or new regulations, identifying the scope of regulatory requirements applicable to their businesses, strategizing on available programs and resources, and coordinating customized approaches to working with the government. We represent clients before governmental agencies across multiple industries including agriculture, banking, defense, education, energy, environmental, finance, health and human services, housing, labor, security, technology and transportation.

Our firm’s deep and broad experience in housing, sustainable development, transportation, tax, international trade and investment, export controls, intellectual property, economic development and commercial matters uniquely positions us as effective advisors and advocates. Our approach is to be proactive, always looking ahead to upcoming regulatory changes, understanding the interplay of statutory initiatives and policy, identifying the best available opportunities and offering insight for our clients as they work toward their long-term goals. We pride ourselves on effectively and efficiently guiding our clients through the often complex maze of regulatory requirements.

The Federal agencies we work with include:

  • Bank Regulatory Agencies—Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), including the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
  • Clerk of the US House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate relating to Lobbying Disclosure Act compliance
  • Copyright Office (USCO)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce, including the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Economic Development Agency (EDA)
  • Department of Defense (DOD), including the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) and the Defense Security Service (DSS)
  • Department of Education (ED)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) , including the Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) EB5 program
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Department of State (STATE), including the Directorate of Defense and Trade Controls (DDTC)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of the Treasury (TREASURY), including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS), and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Patent and Trademark Offices (USPTO)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)