While several prominent retailers have turned to bankruptcy and store closures, research demonstrates that this doomsday hype is somewhat overblown. So why the prevailing narrative?
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Louise Giannakis is an Associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group. She focuses her practice on land use and commercial real estate matters including acquisitions, development, permitting, financing and leasing. Louise represents clients in the development of mixed-use, office, and retail projects, as well as the implementation of private and public cultural projects.
While in law school, Louise served as President of the Boston College Real Estate Law Society, and as Business Manager and Staff Writer of the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest. She interned with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Insurance and Financial Services Division, where she helped to administer the Commonwealth’s consumer protection laws. Louise also acted as Boston College Law School Liaison to the Boston Bar Association’s Real Estate Steering Committee. Prior to law school, Louise worked at a boutique law firm in New Orleans, focusing primarily on transactional real estate matters.
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