Brann & Isaacson Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief In Major Patent Case

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Partners Peter Brann, David Swetnam-Burland, and Stacy Stitham filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 48 Internet companies, retailers, and associations in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to reiterate its narrow interpretation of the patent venue statute in order to stop forum shopping by patent trolls and others. Underscoring the importance of this...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Speak at Major Ohio Tax Conference on Factor Presence Nexus

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On January 24, 2016, Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer gave an advanced workshop at the 26th Annual Ohio Tax Conference in Columbus, Ohio regarding “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing States Standards for Income, Sales and Gross Receipts Taxes.” Their presentations focused on state laws adopting, and court cases concerning,...

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Eisenstein Gives Presentation Before the ABA State and Local Tax Committee

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On January 20, 2017, Martin Eisenstein gave a presentation before the semi-annual meeting of the State and Local Tax subcommittee of the American Bar Association.  Eisenstein spoke about  “factor presence” (otherwise known as economic presence) as a basis asserted by various states for imposition of sales and use tax collection responsibilities and various business taxes,...

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Peter Brann To Teach At Harvard Law School

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Partner Peter Brann will be co–teaching a class at the Harvard Law School as a Lecturer in Law during the Spring 2016 term on “The Role of the State Attorney General” with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have been teaching this class at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools for the...

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George Isaacson Named State Tax Notes Person Of The Year For 2016

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Senior Partner George Isaacson has been named the 2016 Person of the Year by State Tax Notes, (See article here) citing his close and long–standing engagement in constitutional litigation in the state tax arena, and describing him as a “calm, brilliant advocate.” Brann & Isaacson congratulates George on this richly deserved recognition and honor. We...

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Peter Lowe, Dan Stockford, and Connor Beatty Speak At Central Maine Human Resources Association Meeting

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B&I attorneys Peter Lowe, Dan Stockford, and Connor Beatty gave a presentation to the Central Maine Human Resources Association on recent trends in employment law. CMHRA is the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Management, and the organization provides training and educational opportunities to HR professionals throughout the area. The presentation covered some...

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Bloomberg BNA Quotes Matthew Schaefer On South Dakota Nexus Law

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Bloomberg BNA quoted Partner Matthew Schaefer in a recent article on the impact of Amazon.com’s decision to voluntarily collect and remit sales and use tax in South Dakota. The State recently enacted a statute expressly designed to challenge the rule announced by the Supreme Court in Quill v. North Dakota that retailers cannot be required...

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Stacy Stitham Reviews Federal Rules Changes In Maine Bar Journal

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The current issue of the Maine Bar Journal features an article by Stacy Stitham entitled, “Not Your Grandfather’s Rules of Civil Procedure.” In the piece, Stitham discusses recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to the collection and production of electronically stored information that could have a potentially large impact on the...

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear DMA Challenge To Colorado Notice And Reporting Statute, Turns Down State’s Invitation To Revisit Quill

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On Monday, December 12, 2016, the Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Senior Partner George Isaacson and partner Matthew Schaefer on behalf of the Data & Marketing Association, previously known as the Direct Marketing Association (“DMA”), in one of the key state tax-related disputes presented to the Court this...

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Maine Employment Law Newsletters

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In “Weeding Through Maine’s Legalization of Marijuana,” Peter Lowe addresses what Maine’s affirmative vote on Question 1, legalizing marijuana possession and use in the State for those 21 and older. Lowe dives into the details of the underlying statute and what it does and does not require of employers. To read the article click here....

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