Goulston & Storrs PC

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400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110-3333, United States
Contact: Jeff Scalzi, jscalzi@goulstonstorrs.com
Phone: (617) 574-6410
Fax: (617) 574-4112
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • China
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

E-commerce Is Changing the Definition of Retail Employment

The retail landscape is in the midst of a mind-boggling – and fast-moving – evolution. In a short amount of time, Americans have radically changed how they shop for things, utilizing multiple channels of shopping to meet their…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Is Artificial Intelligence the Key to Retail Survival?

In light of the sea change in the current retail landscape, which was punctuated by the recent acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon, retailers today are forced to ask themselves: How will we combat disruption in our industry by…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Massachusetts Courts Issue Key Decisions Concerning Zoning and Anti-SLAPP Law

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Makes it Harder to Dismiss Lawsuits by Utilizing the “Anti-SLAPP” Statute - In Blanchard v. Steward Carney Hospital, SJC-12141 (May 23, 2017) (Slip Op.) the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

T&E Litigation Newsletter- June 2017

In Roth v. Newpol et al., 91 Mass. App. Ct. 699 (May 31, 2017), the Appeals Court considered whether a residuary clause in a decedent’s last will and testament disposing of "any monies remaining in [her] estate" encompassed her…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Retailers Grow Successfully by Introducing New Brands

As fashion retailers across the country jostle for market share in an ever-changing and ever-competitive marketplace, some retailers are trying to improve their bottom lines not by adjusting or expanding their offerings in each…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Amazon & Wal-Mart: Pinky and The Brain of Retail

In the opening montage of the American animated series, Pinky and The Brain, Pinky asks his best friend, The Brain: “What do you want to do tonight?” To which The Brain replies: “The same thing we do every night; try to take…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Forging a Legal Firewall: Recent Decisions May Shield Retailers from ADA-Based Website Inaccessibility Claims

In a post published earlier this year, we commented on a surge of lawsuits being filed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination in the full and free enjoyment…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Boutique Retail Hotels: Introducing The New Meaning Of “In Room” Shopping

In this ever changing world, retailers are continuing to invent new ways to highlight their products, provide customers with an interactive experience and to stay competitive. We have previously discussed strategies used by…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Class Action Lawsuits on the Rise under New Jersey’s Consumer Protection Laws – Which Retailers Will Be Targeted Next?

Does your retail business conduct sales online? For most retailers today, the answer is likely yes. This means that the recent surge of class action lawsuits against merchants arising out of a consumer protection law in New…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection

Getting Past the Last Mile: Delivery Challenges For E-Commerce Businesses

E-commerce businesses have changed the relationship between consumers and retailers through the advent of expedited and low-cost home delivery services. Now, many consumers anticipate both free shipping with their purchase, and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Give Me a Break: Break Me Off a Piece of That…Meal Kit?

Short on time and patience, consumers are jumping on the bandwagon of meal kits and meal kit delivery services, which have taken the retail food industry by storm. Meal kits and meal kit delivery services – such as, Plated,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Extended Again: No Policy Changes for EB-5, For Now

The EB-5 Regional Center Program has received yet another extension, this time through September 30, 2017. The Program has been similarly extended, with no change in policy, on multiple occasions since its previously scheduled…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Blazing the Trail: SJC to Decide Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case

Marijuana in the workplace is currently a hot topic for retail employers, especially since voters in Massachusetts and other states legalized the recreational use of marijuana in November 2016. The law that passed and became…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

To Tax or Not to Tax Internet Retailers, that is the Question

Since the dawn of the age of e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers have championed “the level playing field”. Their battle cry: Internet retailers should be subject to sales tax just like us!…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Taxation

Supreme Court Says ‘Give Me a ©’ to the Fashion Industry

A recent U.S. Supreme Court copyright decision analyzing cheerleader uniforms may have a profound impact on retailers, and on the fashion industry in particular. On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Star Athletica,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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