Tariffs – and the threat of new tariffs that would be levied against some $300 billion in Chinese imports – are expected to dominate much of the discussion at this week’s G-20 Summit.
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Matthew E. Epstein
American and international retailers turn to Matt Epstein for business and real estate law advice. Matt has coordinated the national roll-outs of stores for numerous retailers including J.Jill, J. Crew, kate spade, Tory Burch, Betsey Johnson and Swarovski Crystal, including the negotiation of leases at regional malls and urban locations. Matt has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of real estate matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt clerked for the Honorable Morey L. Sean, Federal District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. He is a Director and a Co-Chair of the firm's Retail, Restaurant & Consumer group.
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