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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
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Removes Patent Litigation from the Heartland of Texas

For years, patent assertion entities have filed patent lawsuits against retailers in federal court in Texas. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC may give retailers the ability…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

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
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial

November Trust and Estates Litigation Advisory

Since our last newsletter, there has been one significant development in the Probate and Family Court, and one decision of note. First, effective as of November 20, 2017, the Probate and Family Court issued Standing Order…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Looking Inside the Mind of a Gen Z Shopper

As the 2017 holiday season nears, consumers are getting ready to open their wallets and retailers are hoping their promotions will attract those consumers. Generation Z (“Gen Z”), which includes young people born in the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Town of Chelmsford, et al. v. Newport Materials, LLC, et al

In Town of Chelmsford, et al. v. Newport Materials, LLC, et al., C.A. No. 1681CV03455 (Mass. Super. Ct. Sept. 6, 2017), the Town of Chelmsford appealed a Westford Planning Board (“Board”) decision granting Newport Materials, LLC…more
 /  Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC

In Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC, No. MICV-2014-03136, 2016 WL 9753783 (Mass. Super. Nov. 18, 2016), appeal argued, SJC No. 2017-P-0113 (Mass. 2017), the trustees (“Trustees”) of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

New Experiences, New Retail Opportunities

Despite all of the noise about the rise of e-commerce and omni-channel distribution and the demise of brick-and-mortar, 85% of retail sales are still made in physical stores, and physical stores will continue to be at the core…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Surprises For International Retailers Coming to the USA

We are all aware that stateside landlords long for that new, fresh idea—something they can show off at their mall or street location and that can’t be found in every mall in every city in the country…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

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
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

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
 /  Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Robots Will Reshape – Not Replace – Retail Work

As we have discussed in earlier blog posts, rapid changes in the retail landscape due to the rise of e-commerce and a shift in customer’s interests from old-school, one-stop department store shopping to experiential retail, has…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property

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
 /  Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Musings on the Unified Tax Reform Framework - What It Means for the Real Estate Industry

This September, the Trump Administration, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee released a unified framework for a major tax reform effort. The framework is not a set of detailed legislative…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation
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