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Brann & Isaacson Wins Tax Refund Appeal In Pennsylvania

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On February 5, 2018, the Pennsylvania Board of Finance and Revenue rejected the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s denial of the claim for refund sales and use taxes of B&I client, Computer Science Corporation, represented by Martin Eisenstein and Jamie Szal. CSC successfully argued that two equipment purchases on which it had inadvertently paid sales taxes...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Jurisdictional Fight In Contract Dispute

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On January 24, 2018, Justice MaryGay Kennedy sided with plaintiffs represented by Connor Beatty and Peter Brann in denying a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction filed by Idaho–based defendants. The plaintiffs, Daniel Mason and Kira Barber, allege in their complaint that the defendants, Rocky Mountain Wings LLC and Stace Schrader, shipped them...

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Corporate Intl Magazine Again Names Brann & Isaacson IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Maine

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Brann & Isaacson has been named the IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year by Corporate Intl Magazine. Corporate Intl Magazine’s awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past twelve months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service. Brann & Isaacson has litigated patent, trademark, trade dress, and...

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Brann & Isaacson Represents Retailers in Major Supreme Court Case

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On January 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a key dispute over the scope and limits of state taxing authority over out–of–state businesses. Respondents Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com, Inc. and Newegg Inc., among the 40 largest Internet retailers in America, are represented by Brann & Isaacson partners George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew...

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Brann & Isaacson Files Brief Opposing Supreme Court Review of South Dakota Tax Case

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On December 7, 2017, George S. Isaacson, Martin I. Eisenstein, and Matthew P. Schaefer filed a brief opposing the grant of certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al. The brief, filed on behalf of Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and Newegg, Inc., urges the Supreme Court not to review the South Dakota Supreme Court’s...

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Stacy Stitham Addresses New Maine Lawyers At Maine State Bar Association Event

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Stacy O. Stitham recently presented at the Maine State Bar Association’s 2017 “Bridging the Gap” seminar, aimed at providing newly-admitted attorneys with practical advice on need-to-know topics. Specifically, Stacy advised registrants and facilitated a discussion on how to succeed in practice at a “mid-sized” law firm of 8 to 20 practitioners.

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Eisenstein and Bertoni Grab Cover of State Tax News On Constitutional Sourcing Limits For IT Services

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Martin Eisenstein and David Bertoni appear on the cover of the latest issue of State Tax Notes with the firm’s latest column on tax issues affecting companies engaged in electronic commerce.   Their article, entitled “Here, There, and Everywhere:  Constitutional Limits on IT Sourcing,” argues that the Commerce Clause and the Due Process Clause of the...

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J. Crew Wins Summary Affirmance In Patent Dispute With Intellectual Ventures

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On November 20, 2017, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals summarily affirmed the invalidity of two patents asserted against J. Crew by Intellectual Ventures without opinion, just two weeks after hearing oral argument from Partner David Swetnam–Burland. In August 2016, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas granted J. Crew’s motion to dismiss...

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B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

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On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison...

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Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017:  George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O. Stitham— Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation...

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