Advisory on Proposed Climate Change Policy

Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Alan Reisch currently serves as co-founder of Fort Hill Risk Management and as a director at Goulston & Storrs PC in Boston. In his legal practice, Alan Reisch focuses on a variety of matters, such as the legal impacts of climate change.

Goulston & Storrs PC tpublishes advisory reports related to climate change. Its most recent advisory explores a proposed policy from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (MEPA). According to the article, MEPA’s proposal would require project leaders to discuss how a project affects climate change and how climate change influences the project. The policy would necessitate that proponents file a Climate Impact Assessment along with an Environmental Notification Form (ENF).

In the article, the experts at Goulston & Storrs PC explain that the assessment is designed to analyze how a proposed project could be affected by a wide range of climate change factors, including coastal flooding, temperature and precipitation changes, storm surge, and sea level rise. The assessment would also address the viability of efforts to enhance project resiliency and decrease hazards.


A Real Estate Trend of Entrepreneur-Focused Salon Suites

A respected Boston attorney, Alan Reisch guides the law firm Goulston & Storrs PC as director. He also undertakes corresponding activities with Fort Hill Risk Management. Alan Reisch and his fellow attorneys have extensive experience in the retail, restaurant, and consumer spheres, and offer articles on current trends at A recent piece examines salon suites and a resurgence of solo entrepreneurs in the beauty and health niche.

Previously, barriers to entry for health and wellness practitioners were high, as they had fixed costs such as insurance and rent, coupled with a limited profit margin. For this reason, aestheticians and stylists would often rent chairs at existing day spas and salons. The emergence of “salon suites” has upended this trend, with landlords creating spaces specifically designed for a mix of occupants, from yoga instructors to hair stylists. With terms negotiated directly with the property owner, it makes sense for professionals considering a commercial lease arrangement to fully understand the ins and outs of the contract before taking action.