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Eisenstein gives Webinar on Cloud Computing

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Martin Eisenstein recently presented a webinar for Strafford Publishing on sales tax issues in connection with cloud computing.  His presentation focused on the thorny questions of sourcing cloud computing services as well as of characterization of the service in order to determine its taxability.  His presentation also addressed the nexus consequences of cloud computing services...

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B&I Attorneys Tackle Local Tax Issues In State Tax Notes Article

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Managing partner Martin I. Eisenstein and attorney Jamie Szal, who recently joined Brann & Isaacson after practicing state and local tax law in Massachusetts, have written a news article for State Tax Notes on “The L in SALT: Limits on Local Jurisdiction to Tax,” which discusses the constitutional analysis applicable to taxes imposed by local...

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School District Prevails In Major First Amendment Jury Trial

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On June 12, 2017, a federal jury entered a unanimous defense verdict in favor of School Administrative District 75 in a long–running First Amendment test case over whether a special education student had a constitutionally protected right carry an all–day recording device at school. After prevailing on the majority of issues at the summary judgment...

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B&I Issues Summer Estate Planning Alert

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Partners Martha E. Greene and Kenleigh A. Nicoletta have issued their summer estate planning alert for 2017. The focus of this bulletin is “Maximizing Flexibility in Your Estate Plan.” They address such issues as planning for one’s own incapacity, providing for disabled adult children, and addressing creditor and college debt issues. A full copy of...

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Brann & Isaacson Files Challenge To Massachusetts Rule Targeting Internet Retailers

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On Friday, June 9, 2017, American Catalog Mailers Association and NetChoice filed suit against the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to block implementation of a Massachusetts rule, due to go into effect on July 1, 2017, under which certain Internet retailers without any physical presence in Massachusetts would nonetheless be required to collect...

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Eisenstein Presents Webinar On Managing Sales Tax Risk

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On May 2, 2017, Managing Partner, Martin Eisenstein, presented a webinar, which was sponsored by Strafford Publications, Inc., on managing potential sales tax risks, including risks associated with nexus as well as potential exposure for use tax liabilities.

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Brann & Isaacson A Leading Support Of Campaign For Justice

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Brann & Isaacson is proud to be a strong supporter of the Campaign for Justice in Maine. Though not one of the larger Maine law firms, B&I punched above its weight, giving the sixth–highest, per–lawyer average award in the State. The Campaign for Justice assists adults and children in the state who cannot obtain access...

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Attorney Peter Lowe Presents on Workplace Issues

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On April 13th, Peter Lowe presented to the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on “Workplace Safety following the Legalization of Marijuana.”  On the same day, Peter was a panelist at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine.  The topic was “Workplace Issues When Managing a Worker’s Compensation Claimant.” View the presentation on the Legalization of Marijuana...

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Tennessee Chancery Court Enjoins Enforcement of New Sales Tax Collection Rule

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In response to a petition filed by George Isaacson and Matthew Schaefer on behalf of the American Catalog Mailers Association and NetChoice, the Tennessee Chancery Court has suspended enforcement of a Tennessee Department of Revenue rule that would have required out–of–state retailers without a physical presence in Tennessee to collect and remit Tennessee sales tax....

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Peter Lowe’s article published in New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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Peter Lowe’s article “Legalized Recreational Marijuana and Safety:  Implications for the Workplace” was published in the Spring 2017 edition of the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Reporter.  Peter addressed the legal issues arising in the workplace following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Maine and Massachusetts. Click HERE to read Peter’s article...

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