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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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Attorneys Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford present at Bates College

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On March 29, 2017, Brann & Isaacson co-hosted an employment law workshop at Bates College with Career Management Associates, an HR consulting firm in Portland.  Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford presented on workplace issues such as marijuana, employee handbooks, wage and hour compliance, and labor and employment under the Trump Administration. More information on the...

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Wall Street Journal Quotes Peter Brann On Impact Of Major Supreme Court Patent Case

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In a March 23, 2017, article, the Wall Street Journal quotes Partner Peter Brann on the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in a major patent case, TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands. The case, which is scheduled for oral argument on Monday, March 27, 2017, has the potential to put a stop...

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B&I attorneys Meg Greene and Kenleigh Nicoletta present at the Maine State Bar Association’s CLE Seminar

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B&I attorneys Meg Greene and Kenleigh Nicoletta will present at the Maine State Bar Association’s CLE seminar “Tax-Exempt Organizations: Fundamentals and Beyond” on March 28, 2017.  Their presentations will cover topics including formation and incorporation of tax-exempt organizations, governance, unrelated business income, and lobbying and political activity by tax-exempt organizations. For more information or to...

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Isaacson and Schaefer Author Cover Story For State Tax Notes On State Efforts To Expand Online Sales Tax

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In their cover article in the February 27 issue of State Tax Notes (“Retail Giants vs. Small Business: The Real Remote Sales Tax Fight”), Senior Partner George Isaacson and Partner Matthew Schaefer explain how the battle over state efforts to impose sales tax collection obligations on Internet retailers and other remote sellers has evolved into a conflict between the interests...

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Matt Schaefer Speaks About DMA v. Brohl, State Notice and Reporting Laws at COST Sales Tax Conference

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On February 27, 2016, partner Matthew Schaefer presented a seminar at the Council on State Taxation’s Annual Sales Tax Conference and Audit Session, which was held this year in San Antonio, Texas. Schaefer’s session was entitled “Can States Regulate Remote Sellers Into Submission To Collect States’ Taxes?” The discussion focused on state use tax notice...

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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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