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Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?

While Massachusetts first created a Brownfields tax credit in 1998 to encourage the redevelopment of Brownfields sites, until recently, this very useful tax credit was in danger of becoming history…more

Brownfield Properties, Contaminated Properties, Income Taxes, Redevelopment, Remediation

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Tax Reform Advisory: Provisions Impacting Debt Financing

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to the United States tax regimes generally applicable to businesses. Most…more

Base Erosion Tax, CFCs, Corporate Taxes, Debt Financing, New Legislation

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Following An Evolving Retail Scene In New York City

New York City, one of the world’s premier shopping destinations is about to get over one and a half million square feet of new retail space…more

Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Commercial Leases, Commercial Tenants, Landlords, Mixed-Use Zoning

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Trends in M&A Transactions: Separate Escrows for Purchase Price Adjustments

In mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) transactions, the definitive purchase agreement (whether asset purchase agreement, stock purchase agreement, or merger agreement) typically contains provisions for post-closing purchase price…more

Contract Formation, Contract Terms, Escrow Accounts, Purchase Agreement, Purchase Price Adjustment

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Major Changes to District of Columbia Zoning Regulations

Effective in early 2016, the District of Columbia Zoning Commission will adopt a major overhaul of the zoning regulations. Although the overhaul is intended to simplify and update the 1958 zoning regulations, the new…more

Construction Industry, Educational Institutions, Land Developers, Museums, Public Utility

See all updates »

What's Market? Update: Delaware Corporate and M&A

Fee Shifting and Forum Selection Clauses - Much attention has been paid to Delaware legislative developments regarding fee shifting and forum selection clauses. On June 24, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into…more

Attorney's Fees, Breach of Duty, Confidentiality Agreements, Controlling Stockholders, Corporate Dissolution

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Tax Reform Advisory: Provisions Impacting Debt Financing

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to the United States tax regimes generally applicable to businesses. Most…more

Base Erosion Tax, CFCs, Corporate Taxes, Debt Financing, New Legislation

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Preparing for a Retail Storm

Demand for products has always been driven by fairly predictable seasonal weather, both in brick-and-mortar stores and online. It seems obvious that colder weather boosts the sales of things like boots and snow removal products…more

Artificial Intelligence, Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Climate Change, E-Commerce, Internet Retailers

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The FTC Won’t Let Me Be: Warnings and Enforcement Actions Targeting Social Media Influencers

According to recent Nielsen ratings, the most watched TV shows and live TV events top off at around 20 million viewers. In contrast, the most popular personalities on various social media platforms have well over 100 million…more

Advertising, Brand, Celebrity Endorsements, Disclosure Requirements, FTC

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Cannes Brick and Mortar Retail in the United States Make a Comeback?

2017 MAPIC Conference in Cannes, France - Last week, a contingent from Goulston & Storrs attended the annual MAPIC conference in Cannes (pronounced “Can”), France for the seventh consecutive year. We expected to field…more

Brand, Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Commercial Tenants, France, Global Marketplace

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One Wild Ride: The Rise of Dockless Bike Share Programs

Bike shares have been around for several years, but the newest iteration of the two-wheeled trend is causing concern among local government officials and citizens alike. Beyond questions of profitability and durability, dockless…more

Bicycles, Mobile Apps, Public Nuisance, Retail Market, Sharing Economy

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The New Dawn of Retail: Apocalypse or Evolution?

Major retailers that once reigned supreme with brick and mortar stores now face unparalleled challenges. Historically, major retailers dominated the retail industry by opening stores in the most desirable locations and offering…more

Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Leases, Commercial Tenants, Retail Market

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Extended Again: No Policy Changes for EB-5, Yet

In September, as part of federal spending legislation, the EB-5 Regional Center Program received a short-term extension through December 8, 2017. The Program has been similarly extended, with no change in policy, on multiple…more

EB-5, EB-5 Regional Centers, Economic Development, Foreign Investment, Immigrant Investor Program

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Texts that Bind: Text Messages May Form Binding Real Property Contract

Last month, in St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC (No. 16 MISC 000090 (RBF)), a Massachusetts Land Court judge held that text messages exchanged between two real estate brokers may be sufficient to constitute the…more

Commercial Contracts, Corporate Counsel, Electronic Communications, Letters of Intent, Real Estate Brokers

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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

Amazon Marketplace, Artificial Intelligence, Automation Systems, Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Drones

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What's Market? Update: Securities

Amendments to Regulation A adopted by the SEC to comply with a mandate in the JOBS Act took effect on June 19, 2015. Regulation A as amended (often referred to as “Regulation A+”) expands the maximum aggregate amount that may…more

Blue Sky Laws, C&DIs, Compliance, Disclosure Requirements, Dodd-Frank

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International Council of Shopping Centers New England Conference and Deal Making

ICSC hosted the New England Conference and Deal Making event at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center last week, from July 16-18…more

Commercial Leases, Commercial Real Estate Market, Commercial Tenants, Retail Market, Retailers

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Department of Labor Doubles Salary Basis Test for Overtime Exemption

In 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the regulations defining which workers are protected by the Fair Labor Standard Act's (FSLA) minimum wage and overtime…more

DOL, Exempt-Employees, Final Rules, FLSA, Minimum Salary

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Extended Again: No Policy Changes for EB-5, Yet

In September, as part of federal spending legislation, the EB-5 Regional Center Program received a short-term extension through December 8, 2017. The Program has been similarly extended, with no change in policy, on multiple…more

EB-5, EB-5 Regional Centers, Economic Development, Foreign Investment, Immigrant Investor Program

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What's Market? Update: Litigation

In In re Appraisal of Ancestry.com, Inc., C.A. No. 8173-VCG (Del. Ch. 2015), the Delaware Court of Chancery held in connection with an appraisal proceeding brought by a dissenting shareholder that the best indication of the…more

Ancestry.com, Appraisal, Banking Sector, Breach of Duty, Fair Market Value

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What's Market? Update: Maryland REIT

For many years, it was assumed and accepted that Delaware corporate law was more advantageous to corporations than the corporate law of other states. While Delaware case law regarding corporations is still more developed than…more

Acquisition Agreements, Board of Directors, Corporate Liability, Delaware General Corporation Law, Investment

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Major Changes to District of Columbia Zoning Regulations

Effective in early 2016, the District of Columbia Zoning Commission will adopt a major overhaul of the zoning regulations. Although the overhaul is intended to simplify and update the 1958 zoning regulations, the new…more

Construction Industry, Educational Institutions, Land Developers, Museums, Public Utility

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G&S Litigation Victory - Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. v. Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Marty Edel and Adam Safer secured a victory for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (“AFA”) in an action against it by the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. (“Association”)…more

Alzheimer's, Intellectual Property Protection, Lanham Act, Online Advertisements, Search Results

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Coalition Loyalty Programs Spread to Retail Shopping In the U.S.

Seven major brands, including Macy’s, Rite Aid and ExxonMobil, recently joined forces to launch “Plenti,” a loyalty program that encompasses an entire team of retailers. American Express, which operates the program, previously…more

American Express, Customer-Loyalty Programs, Exxon Mobil, Kohls, Macy's

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Sales Tax Holidays: Serious Savings or Serious Stunt?

This past Friday, consumers across Massachusetts were pleasantly surprised with news of the last-minute approval by the Baker administration of a weekend sales tax holiday…more

Retail Market, Retailers, Sales Tax, State and Local Government, State Taxes

See all updates »

Major Changes to District of Columbia Zoning Regulations

Effective in early 2016, the District of Columbia Zoning Commission will adopt a major overhaul of the zoning regulations. Although the overhaul is intended to simplify and update the 1958 zoning regulations, the new…more

Construction Industry, Educational Institutions, Land Developers, Museums, Public Utility

See all updates »

Settlement Opens Door For Outer Borough Outlet Centers

In August 2017, Simon Property Group (“SPG”) and the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York (“NYAG”) entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance (the “Settlement”) regarding alleged anti-competitive effects of…more

Anti-Competitive, Discount Retailers, Retail Market, Retailers, Settlement

See all updates »

What's Market? Update: Litigation

In In re Appraisal of Ancestry.com, Inc., C.A. No. 8173-VCG (Del. Ch. 2015), the Delaware Court of Chancery held in connection with an appraisal proceeding brought by a dissenting shareholder that the best indication of the…more

Ancestry.com, Appraisal, Banking Sector, Breach of Duty, Fair Market Value

See all updates »

Major Changes to District of Columbia Zoning Regulations

Effective in early 2016, the District of Columbia Zoning Commission will adopt a major overhaul of the zoning regulations. Although the overhaul is intended to simplify and update the 1958 zoning regulations, the new…more

Construction Industry, Educational Institutions, Land Developers, Museums, Public Utility

See all updates »

One Wild Ride: The Rise of Dockless Bike Share Programs

Bike shares have been around for several years, but the newest iteration of the two-wheeled trend is causing concern among local government officials and citizens alike. Beyond questions of profitability and durability, dockless…more

Bicycles, Mobile Apps, Public Nuisance, Retail Market, Sharing Economy

See all updates »

Does Trademark Protection Extend to On-Line Advertising- Apparently It All Depends

A federal district court in Manhattan recently handed down a telling decision addressing an issue at the fore of digital advertising — whether trademark law prohibits an organization from purchasing a competitor’s trademark as a…more

Alzheimer's, Charitable Organizations, E-Commerce, Intellectual Property Protection, Internet Marketing

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Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Newsletter - August 2018

Three recent trial court decisions address issues that may be of interest to estate planning and administration lawyers, as well as probate and fiduciary litigators..…more

Chapter 93A, Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Personal Representatives, Probate

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Tax Reform Advisory:  Exempt Organizations

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to United States tax regimes for exempt organizations, businesses in which…more

Charitable Donations, Charitable Organizations, Compensation & Benefits, Corporate Taxes, Excise Tax

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Shopping for Milk, Bread and Signatures: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Solicitation of Political Nomination Signatures on Stand-alone Retailer’s Private Property

A recent decision issued by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has expanded a citizen’s right to conduct political activity on a retailer’s private property. In the case, STEVEN M. GLOVSKY vs. ROCHE BROS. SUPERMARKETS,…more

Grocery Stores, Political Campaigns, Polling, Private Property, Retailers

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Sustainability in the Fashion Industry: Kering Group’s Innovative Approach in the Luxury Sphere

Retailers are facing an increasing population of ethically minded consumers. A Nielsen 2015 global survey found that 66% of respondents were “willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies that are…more

Corporate Social Responsibility, Fashion Design, Fashion Industry, Manufacturers, Retail Market

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Update: Tip Pooling by Restaurant Owners Remains in Flux

This past April, we reported on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling which upheld a 2011 Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule that prohibits restaurants from instituting tip-pooling arrangements that include both front-of-house staff that…more

DOL, Minimum Wage, Obama Administration, OMB, Private Right of Action

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Retail Hybrids: Following Trends in Cars, Sports and Food

Hybrids of many sorts have been trending in countless industries throughout the years and show no sign of fading away anytime soon. Toyota announced that it sold its 10 millionth hybrid car this year, twenty years after…more

Capital One, Mixed-Use Zoning, Retail Market, Retailers, Wifi

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Sales Tax Holidays: Serious Savings or Serious Stunt?

This past Friday, consumers across Massachusetts were pleasantly surprised with news of the last-minute approval by the Baker administration of a weekend sales tax holiday…more

Retail Market, Retailers, Sales Tax, State and Local Government, State Taxes

See all updates »

What's Market? Update: Maryland REIT

For many years, it was assumed and accepted that Delaware corporate law was more advantageous to corporations than the corporate law of other states. While Delaware case law regarding corporations is still more developed than…more

Acquisition Agreements, Board of Directors, Corporate Liability, Delaware General Corporation Law, Investment

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New Regulations Address Treatment of Corporate Partners with Appreciated Partnership Interest

After much promise, the IRS issued two sets of regulations to address the potential avoidance of gain by corporate partners. First, new § 337(d) temporary regulations, often referred to as the “May Company” regulations, define…more

Business Taxes, Capital Gains, IRS, Partnership Interests, Partnerships

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Release of the iPhone 6 — Is Apple Riding the Security Wave?

Another month brings another reported massive data breach. On September 8, 2014, Home Depot confirmed that its payment data systems had been breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at the retailer’s US and…more

Apple, Apple Pay, Credit Cards, Data Breach, Data Protection

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Private Client & Trust Tax Reform Advisory

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to United States income tax regimes for individuals and businesses and…more

529 Plans, Alimony, Alternative Minimum Tax, Business Taxes, Charitable Donations

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Sustainability in the Fashion Industry: Kering Group’s Innovative Approach in the Luxury Sphere

Retailers are facing an increasing population of ethically minded consumers. A Nielsen 2015 global survey found that 66% of respondents were “willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies that are…more

Corporate Social Responsibility, Fashion Design, Fashion Industry, Manufacturers, Retail Market

See all updates »

Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?

While Massachusetts first created a Brownfields tax credit in 1998 to encourage the redevelopment of Brownfields sites, until recently, this very useful tax credit was in danger of becoming history…more

Brownfield Properties, Contaminated Properties, Income Taxes, Redevelopment, Remediation

See all updates »

“We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy” - How the EU’s New Data Protection Law is Changing Data Policy Considerations for American Retailers

If you have ever made an online purchase, chances are that you have received at least one email in the last month notifying you that a company’s privacy policy has changed…more

Consumer Rights Directive, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Collection, Data Processors

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In re Family Dollar Stores, Inc.: No Revlon Duty to Seek Better Terms From Competing Bidder

Last month, in In re: Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, a Delaware Chancery judge rejected the efforts of certain shareholders of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., to prevent Family Tree’s shareholders from voting on…more

Antitrust Provisions, Board of Directors, Buy-Out Agreements, Dollar Tree, Fiduciary Duty

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Charitable Giving Before Tax Law Changes Under the New Administration

Significant changes are expected to U.S. tax laws following the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States and the Republican Party’s retention of control over both houses of Congress. The details of any…more

Adjusted Gross Income, Charitable Deductions, Charitable Donations, Charitable Organizations, Tax Exempt Entities

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No Relief in Sight from Website Accessibility Lawsuits

In February 2017, we reported on a surge in website accessibility lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This litigation trend has accelerated over the past year and shows no signs of slowing down…more

ADA, Corporate Counsel, Disability Discrimination, Internet Retailers, Mobile Apps

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A Changed World: The Supreme Court Permits State and Local Taxation of Online Sales by Retailers with No State Presence

A Changed View of Online Sales Tax for Out-of-State Retailers - With the growing and evolving retail world, which we have discussed before, one thing had remained constant: retailers did not have to collect sales tax for…more

Appeals, Commerce Clause, Constitutional Challenges, Internet Retailers, Interstate Commerce

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MassDEP Proposes Revisions to Facilities of Public Accommodation Regulations

After a multi-year study process involving an advisory group of stakeholders, the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is proposing revisions to regulations implementing the state waterways licensing program under…more

Department of Environmental Protection, Inland Waterways, Public Accommodation, Public Use, Real Estate Market

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Retailers’ On-Call Scheduling Practices Under Scrutiny in Eight States and D.C.

On April 12, 2016, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to fifteen retailers requesting information regarding their use of “on-call shifts” in scheduling employees. The letters were similar to those letters…more

Employer Liability Issues, On-Call Employees, Retail Market, Retailers, Wage and Hour

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ICSC Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making Recap

With seemingly all of the country’s attention focused on Washington DC lately, we snuck out of the District and across the Potomac River to National Harbor last week for ICSC’s 2017 Mid-Atlantic Conference and Deal Making. The…more

Commercial Leases, Commercial Real Estate Market, Discount Retailers, Landlords, Millennials

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A Grocery Attack on Multiple Fronts

Amazon has entered the grocery store space with a bang. From the recent opening of its AmazonGo store, to its acquisition of Whole Foods last August, Amazon has threatened to disrupt the grocery store industry and has jolted the…more

Amazon Marketplace, Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Grocery Stores, Internet Retailers, Retail Market

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9th Edition Massachusetts State Building Code Approved With Concurrency Period

The long-awaited 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code has been approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Building Regulations and Standards and filed with the Secretary of State, to become effective on October…more

Building Codes, Construction Industry, Municipalities, Real Estate Development, Urban Planning & Development

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What's Market? Update: Delaware Corporate and M&A

Fee Shifting and Forum Selection Clauses - Much attention has been paid to Delaware legislative developments regarding fee shifting and forum selection clauses. On June 24, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into…more

Attorney's Fees, Breach of Duty, Confidentiality Agreements, Controlling Stockholders, Corporate Dissolution

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Legislation Introduced to Amend the Framework Element of the Comprehensive Plan

Since initiating the process to amend the District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan (“Plan”), the Office of Planning (“OP”) has received over 3000 comments from stakeholders. Legislation was recently put forth before the District…more

Infrastructure, Proposed Legislation, Public Hearing, Real Estate Development, State and Local Government

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Medtail: Why Your Doctor Is Treating You in a Strip Mall

The retail universe is well aware of the hype that it is only a matter of time until brick and mortal retail succumbs to its online competitors. However, despite the “doom and gloom” we generally see in headlines, retail has…more

Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Commercial Leases, Commercial Real Estate Market, Health Care Providers, Health Clinics

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Boston City Council Approves Urban Renewal Plan Extensions

The Boston City Council has approved six-year extensions of most urban renewal plans, which grant the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) powers of land assembly and disposition. The BRA originally adopted 40-year plans in the…more

Construction Industry, Infrastructure, Land Developers, Public Projects, Time Extensions

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Release of the iPhone 6 — Is Apple Riding the Security Wave?

Another month brings another reported massive data breach. On September 8, 2014, Home Depot confirmed that its payment data systems had been breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at the retailer’s US and…more

Apple, Apple Pay, Credit Cards, Data Breach, Data Protection

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New Massachusetts Law Imposes Limits and Controls on Retainage under Construction Contracts

On August 9, 2014, Governor Patrick signed SB2271 into law. This law will have important impacts on both private developers and contractors. The Act limits the amount of retainage withheld under construction contracts and…more

Construction Contracts, Contractors, Land Developers, New Legislation, Substantial Completion

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Five Important Employment Trends for Massachusetts Retailers in 2018

Having survived the holiday shopping season, retailers should begin to prepare for any new employment laws that will go into effect in the coming year (and, of course, should ensure that they are complying with existing laws)…more

Anti-Bullying Laws, Breastfeeding, Decriminalization of Marijuana, Employee Rights, Employment Contract

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On Retaildential Densification: Unpacking the Jargon and Trends of Adding Residential Uses to Shopping Centers

Retail follows rooftops. Few real estate adages are more axiomatic. Increasingly, however, the reverse is becoming true, and rooftops, or residential uses, are cozying up to retail…more

Commercial Real Estate Market, Common Areas, Mixed-Use Zoning, Real Estate Development, Residential Leases

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From the Suburbs to the City: How Grocery Retailers are Filling the Urban Grocery Gap

As residential high-rises pop up all over the city of Boston, big-name grocery retailers are sprouting nearby to meet the increased demand.  The most recent example is the opening of a Roche Bros. supermarket in Downtown…more

Grocery Stores, Retailers, Trader Joes

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Mayor Walsh Updates Boston's Affordable Housing Policy

We previously advised that the Walsh administration’s housing plan included an initiative to change Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP). In December of 2015, after nearly a year of study and outreach, Mayor Walsh…more

Affordable Housing, Construction Industry, Executive Orders, Housing Developers, Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

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Tax Reform Advisory: Real Estate Industry

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”). The Act will have a significant impact on many sectors of the economy including the real estate sector…more

Alternative Minimum Tax, Business Taxes, Carried Interest Tax Rates, Corporate Taxes, Income Taxes

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Designed for Convenience: Three Ways Technology Can Enhance the Shopping Experience

Spending a weekend or a Black Friday waiting in long checkout lines can drive many consumers to make their purchases with online retailers, which offer convenient and fast shopping. As competition with online retailers…more

Analytics, Data Collection, Internet Retailers, Mobile Devices, Retail Market

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Massachusetts Adopts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

If you employ a nanny or housecleaner in Massachusetts, read on -- you probably are impacted by a new law. In particular, families and individuals who hire domestic workers to provide housekeeping, childcare and other…more

Domestic Workers, New Legislation, Notice Requirements, Reporting Requirements

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Pop-Up Stores- From Mall Kiosks to Dedicated Mall Spaces

It seems that everywhere we turn, there is another story about how the traditional, enclosed shopping mall is facing a slow and painful death. Big box and other brick and mortar stores are closing, and mall landlords are…more

Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Commercial Tenants, Pop-Up Stores, Retail Market, Retailers

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Extended Again: No Policy Changes for EB-5, Yet

In September, as part of federal spending legislation, the EB-5 Regional Center Program received a short-term extension through December 8, 2017. The Program has been similarly extended, with no change in policy, on multiple…more

EB-5, EB-5 Regional Centers, Economic Development, Foreign Investment, Immigrant Investor Program

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Down But Not Out: Using Showrooms to Revamp Brick and Mortar Retail

Recent trends such as pop-ups suggest that consumers and retailers alike are not prepared to give up on brick and mortar stores, but that they are looking for more creative alternatives to the traditional arrangement. Clothing…more

Brick-and-Mortar Stores, E-Commerce, Internet Retailers, Retail Market, Retailers

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Boston City Council Approves Urban Renewal Plan Extensions

The Boston City Council has approved six-year extensions of most urban renewal plans, which grant the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) powers of land assembly and disposition. The BRA originally adopted 40-year plans in the…more

Construction Industry, Infrastructure, Land Developers, Public Projects, Time Extensions

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Bankruptcy Lease Auctions – Landlords Can Play Too

Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy in September 2017, with hopes that a strong holiday season would facilitate a successful reorganization…more

Auction, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Leases, Commercial Tenants, Landlords

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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

Amazon Marketplace, Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Delivery Drivers, E-Commerce, Internet Retailers

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Leveraged Returns: How Big Box Retailers are Using In-Store Fulfilment Centers to Bring Consumers Back to Brick-and-Mortar

The growth of e-commerce over the last two decades has forced traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to rethink their operations in order to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving market…more

Brick-and-Mortar Stores, E-Commerce, Retail Market, Retailers

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New Basis Reporting Requirements for Executors and Beneficiaries

Recent federal legislation adds fresh compliance burdens to an old concept in federal tax law: the step-up in tax basis of appreciated property at death. New reporting requirements will apply to estates required to file a…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Executors, IRS

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Massachusetts Federal Court Warns that IP Practitioners Should Anticipate Potential Conflicts Among Existing Clients

On July 26, 2018, Chief Judge Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts disqualified plaintiff’s counsel in the patent infringement case Altova GmbH v. Syncro Soft Srl, 17-cv-11642, finding that…more

Conflicts of Interest, Intellectual Property Protection, Law Practice Management, Legal Ethics, Legal Representatives

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Massachusetts Appeals Court Clarifies When Restrictive Covenants May Extend Beyond Thirty Years

In Berger, et al. v. 2 Wyndcliff, LLC, et al., No. 16-P-336 (Mass. Appeals Court, Dec. 5, 2017), a group of homeowners in a subdivision subject to an agreement limiting construction on their lots to one single-family dwelling…more

Appeals, Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate Market, Restrictive Covenants, Subdivision

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Updates to California Proposition 65 Affect Retailers and their Suppliers

On August 30, 2018, significant changes to California’s Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) warning regulations take effect. In the retail context, Prop 65 requires businesses with 10 or more employees to warn individuals in California…more

OEHHA, Proposition 65, Retailers, Suppliers, Toxic Chemicals

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Following An Evolving Retail Scene In New York City

New York City, one of the world’s premier shopping destinations is about to get over one and a half million square feet of new retail space…more

Brick-and-Mortar Stores, Commercial Leases, Commercial Tenants, Landlords, Mixed-Use Zoning

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The Times They Are A-Changin’: Movement in the Retail Brokerage Industry

When selecting a broker, clients consider a host of factors, including both the firm’s and individual broker’s experience, building and client portfolio, and industry contacts…more

Public Offerings, Real Estate Brokers, Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Market, Retail Market

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Major Changes to District of Columbia Zoning Regulations

Effective in early 2016, the District of Columbia Zoning Commission will adopt a major overhaul of the zoning regulations. Although the overhaul is intended to simplify and update the 1958 zoning regulations, the new…more

Construction Industry, Educational Institutions, Land Developers, Museums, Public Utility

See all updates »

Settlement Opens Door For Outer Borough Outlet Centers

In August 2017, Simon Property Group (“SPG”) and the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York (“NYAG”) entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance (the “Settlement”) regarding alleged anti-competitive effects of…more

Anti-Competitive, Discount Retailers, Retail Market, Retailers, Settlement

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Health Care and Financial Protections for Your College Student

Labor Day is approaching and some of you may be sending children off to college. With that in mind, we want to remind you that if your child is age 18 or older, you can take some simple steps to improve your access to your…more

Confidential Information, Durable Power of Attorney, Financial Records, HIPAA, Medical Records

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Tax Reform Advisory: Provisions Impacting Debt Financing

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to the United States tax regimes generally applicable to businesses. Most…more

Base Erosion Tax, CFCs, Corporate Taxes, Debt Financing, New Legislation

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FACTA Check: Credit and Debit Receipts Can Show Injury-in-Fact

In a series of recent decisions that have important implications for retailers, large and small, federal courts have allowed consumer class actions to proceed against businesses for violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit…more

Article III, Class Action, Corporate Counsel, Debit and Credit Card Transactions, FACTA

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Special Committee Convened to Develop MEPA Climate Change Adaptation Policy

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (“EEA”) has convened an Adaptation Advisory Committee to advise the EEA on incorporating the potential impacts of climate change into environmental impact…more

Building Permits, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Report (EIR), NEPA

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New Flood Hazard Maps Released for Boston

After several years of study and an appeal by the City of Boston, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, which become effective…more

Climate Change, FEMA, Flood Insurance, Flood Maps, Severe Weather

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JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations.

This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") who view only publicly-available content as well as subscribers to our services (such as our email digests or author tools)(our "Services"). By using our Website and registering for one of our Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Please note that if you subscribe to one of our Services, you can make choices about how we collect, use and share your information through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard (available if you are logged into your JD Supra account).

Collection of Information

Registration Information. When you register with JD Supra for our Website and Services, either as an author or as a subscriber, you will be asked to provide identifying information to create your JD Supra account ("Registration Data"), such as your:

  • Email
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Company Name
  • Company Industry
  • Title
  • Country

Other Information: We also collect other information you may voluntarily provide. This may include content you provide for publication. We may also receive your communications with others through our Website and Services (such as contacting an author through our Website) or communications directly with us (such as through email, feedback or other forms or social media). If you are a subscribed user, we will also collect your user preferences, such as the types of articles you would like to read.

Information from third parties (such as, from your employer or LinkedIn): We may also receive information about you from third party sources. For example, your employer may provide your information to us, such as in connection with an article submitted by your employer for publication. If you choose to use LinkedIn to subscribe to our Website and Services, we also collect information related to your LinkedIn account and profile.

Your interactions with our Website and Services: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Website and our Services, to improve the content and performance of our Website and Services, and to track users' movements around the site. We may also link this automatically-collected data to personal information, for example, to inform authors about who has read their articles. Some of this data is collected through information sent by your web browser. We also use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies that JD Supra may use on our Website and Services please see our "Cookies Guide" page.

How do we use this information?

We use the information and data we collect principally in order to provide our Website and Services. More specifically, we may use your personal information to:

  • Operate our Website and Services and publish content;
  • Distribute content to you in accordance with your preferences as well as to provide other notifications to you (for example, updates about our policies and terms);
  • Measure readership and usage of the Website and Services;
  • Communicate with you regarding your questions and requests;
  • Authenticate users and to provide for the safety and security of our Website and Services;
  • Conduct research and similar activities to improve our Website and Services; and
  • Comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities and to enforce our rights.

How is your information shared?

  • Content and other public information (such as an author profile) is shared on our Website and Services, including via email digests and social media feeds, and is accessible to the general public.
  • If you choose to use our Website and Services to communicate directly with a company or individual, such communication may be shared accordingly.
  • Readership information is provided to publishing law firms and authors of content to give them insight into their readership and to help them to improve their content.
  • Our Website may offer you the opportunity to share information through our Website, such as through Facebook's "Like" or Twitter's "Tweet" button. We offer this functionality to help generate interest in our Website and content and to permit you to recommend content to your contacts. You should be aware that sharing through such functionality may result in information being collected by the applicable social media network and possibly being made publicly available (for example, through a search engine). Any such information collection would be subject to such third party social media network's privacy policy.
  • Your information may also be shared to parties who support our business, such as professional advisors as well as web-hosting providers, analytics providers and other information technology providers.
  • Any court, governmental authority, law enforcement agency or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights, the rights of any third party or individuals' personal safety, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or safety issues.
  • To our affiliated entities and in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of our company or our business.

How We Protect Your Information

JD Supra takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to insure that user information is protected from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We restrict access to user information to those individuals who reasonably need access to perform their job functions, such as our third party email service, customer service personnel and technical staff. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Where you use log-in credentials (usernames, passwords) on our Website, please remember that it is your responsibility to safeguard them. If you believe that your log-in credentials have been compromised, please contact us at privacy@jdsupra.com.

Children's Information

Our Website and Services are not directed at children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 through our Website and/or Services. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website and Services may contain links to other websites. The operators of such other websites may collect information about you, including through cookies or other technologies. If you are using our Website or Services and click a link to another site, you will leave our Website and this Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites. We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on those sites, including their privacy policies. We are not responsible for the data collection and use practices of such other sites. This Policy applies solely to the information collected in connection with your use of our Website and Services and does not apply to any practices conducted offline or in connection with any other websites.

Information for EU and Swiss Residents

JD Supra's principal place of business is in the United States. By subscribing to our website, you expressly consent to your information being processed in the United States.

  • Our Legal Basis for Processing: Generally, we rely on our legitimate interests in order to process your personal information. For example, we rely on this legal ground if we use your personal information to manage your Registration Data and administer our relationship with you; to deliver our Website and Services; understand and improve our Website and Services; report reader analytics to our authors; to personalize your experience on our Website and Services; and where necessary to protect or defend our or another's rights or property, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, safety or privacy issues. Please see Article 6(1)(f) of the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") In addition, there may be other situations where other grounds for processing may exist, such as where processing is a result of legal requirements (GDPR Article 6(1)(c)) or for reasons of public interest (GDPR Article 6(1)(e)). Please see the "Your Rights" section of this Privacy Policy immediately below for more information about how you may request that we limit or refrain from processing your personal information.
  • Your Rights
    • Right of Access/Portability: You can ask to review details about the information we hold about you and how that information has been used and disclosed. Note that we may request to verify your identification before fulfilling your request. You can also request that your personal information is provided to you in a commonly used electronic format so that you can share it with other organizations.
    • Right to Correct Information: You may ask that we make corrections to any information we hold, if you believe such correction to be necessary.
    • Right to Restrict Our Processing or Erasure of Information: You also have the right in certain circumstances to ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or to erase your personal information. Where you have consented to our use of your personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

You can make a request to exercise any of these rights by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

You can also manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard.

We will make all practical efforts to respect your wishes. There may be times, however, where we are not able to fulfill your request, for example, if applicable law prohibits our compliance. Please note that JD Supra does not use "automatic decision making" or "profiling" as those terms are defined in the GDPR.

  • Timeframe for retaining your personal information: We will retain your personal information in a form that identifies you only for as long as it serves the purpose(s) for which it was initially collected as stated in this Privacy Policy, or subsequently authorized. We may continue processing your personal information for longer periods, but only for the time and to the extent such processing reasonably serves the purposes of archiving in the public interest, journalism, literature and art, scientific or historical research and statistical analysis, and subject to the protection of this Privacy Policy. For example, if you are an author, your personal information may continue to be published in connection with your article indefinitely. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
  • Onward Transfer to Third Parties: As noted in the "How We Share Your Data" Section above, JD Supra may share your information with third parties. When JD Supra discloses your personal information to third parties, we have ensured that such third parties have either certified under the EU-U.S. or Swiss Privacy Shield Framework and will process all personal data received from EU member states/Switzerland in reliance on the applicable Privacy Shield Framework or that they have been subjected to strict contractual provisions in their contract with us to guarantee an adequate level of data protection for your data.

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, our customers who are California residents have the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

You can make a request for this information by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

Some browsers have incorporated a Do Not Track (DNT) feature. These features, when turned on, send a signal that you prefer that the website you are visiting not collect and use data regarding your online searching and browsing activities. As there is not yet a common understanding on how to interpret the DNT signal, we currently do not respond to DNT signals on our site.

Access/Correct/Update/Delete Personal Information

For non-EU/Swiss residents, if you would like to know what personal information we have about you, you can send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com. We will be in contact with you (by mail or otherwise) to verify your identity and provide you the information you request. We will respond within 30 days to your request for access to your personal information. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, you can manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard. If you would like to delete your account or remove your information from our Website and Services, send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please refer to the date at the top of this page to determine when this Policy was last revised. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Website. By continuing to use our Website and Services following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, your dealings with our Website or Services, or if you would like to change any of the information you have provided to us, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

JD Supra Cookie Guide

As with many websites, JD Supra's website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") and our services (such as our email article digests)(our "Services") use a standard technology called a "cookie" and other similar technologies (such as, pixels and web beacons), which are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you use our Website and Services. These technologies automatically identify your browser whenever you interact with our Website and Services.

How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to:

  1. Improve the user experience on our Website and Services;
  2. Store the authorization token that users receive when they login to the private areas of our Website. This token is specific to a user's login session and requires a valid username and password to obtain. It is required to access the user's profile information, subscriptions, and analytics;
  3. Track anonymous site usage; and
  4. Permit connectivity with social media networks to permit content sharing.

There are different types of cookies and other technologies used our Website, notably:

  • "Session cookies" - These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari).
  • "Persistent cookies" - These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
  • "Web Beacons/Pixels" - Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs. These images are placed on a web page or email and typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data. We use these images to identify our users and user behavior, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email digests.

JD Supra Cookies. We place our own cookies on your computer to track certain information about you while you are using our Website and Services. For example, we place a session cookie on your computer each time you visit our Website. We use these cookies to allow you to log-in to your subscriber account. In addition, through these cookies we are able to collect information about how you use the Website, including what browser you may be using, your IP address, and the URL address you came from upon visiting our Website and the URL you next visit (even if those URLs are not on our Website). We also utilize email web beacons to monitor whether our emails are being delivered and read. We also use these tools to help deliver reader analytics to our authors to give them insight into their readership and help them to improve their content, so that it is most useful for our users.

Analytics/Performance Cookies. JD Supra also uses the following analytic tools to help us analyze the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:

  • HubSpot - For more information about HubSpot cookies, please visit legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.
  • New Relic - For more information on New Relic cookies, please visit www.newrelic.com/privacy.
  • Google Analytics - For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will allow you to download and install a Google Analytics cookie-free web browser.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Network Cookies. Our content pages allow you to share content appearing on our Website and Services to your social media accounts through the "Like," "Tweet," or similar buttons displayed on such pages. To accomplish this Service, we embed code that such third party social networks provide and that we do not control. These buttons know that you are logged in to your social network account and therefore such social networks could also know that you are viewing the JD Supra Website.

Controlling and Deleting Cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from the JD Supra Website and Services you can do so by changing the settings in your web browser. To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It's also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use your browser's "Help" function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

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