Litigation

Brann & Isaacson’s emphasis on a creative and result-oriented approach is exemplified by its comprehensive litigation practice. Lawyers at Brann & Isaacson have handled complex judicial proceedings, administrative hearings, and commercial arbitrations throughout the country, as well as in our own backyard in Maine.  We have represented clients in cases in commercial, employment, intellectual property, contracts, class action, real estate and land use, privacy, trade regulation, and corporate governance and dissolutions law. Two partners at the firm have briefed, argued, and won cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, the firm has submitted over a dozen “friend–of–the–court” briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of dozens of national retailers, retail organizations, and others, on issues ranging from state sales and use taxation to patent law. We provide clients with a unique combination of strategic thinking, first-rate trial and appellate skills, and well-tested litigation judgment and negotiation skills.

“The lawyers at Brann & Isaacson are vested in a true partnership with Talbots.  They understand our business, our brand and our values.  They work collaboratively with our legal and business teams with the same level of passion and intensity that we expect from our own employees.  Moreover, they appreciate the strategic value of written correspondence and polite advocacy, which has worked to Talbots’ advantage on countless occasions.”

Mara D. Calame, Chief Legal Officer,The Talbots, Inc.

Our litigators are advocates who are not reluctant to try cases, but are also highly skilled negotiators who can create opportunities to resolve cases inexpensively and efficiently.  The client’s best interest will always be pursued whether in the courtroom or in the board room.

To support its sophisticated litigation practice, Brann & Isaacson has recruited top lawyers from around the United States, including alumni of some of the country’s largest private firms, the U.S. Justice Department, and the Attorney General’s Office.  Several of the firm’s litigators practiced in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, and the Baltimore areas, in the practice fields of antitrust (defense and prosecution), government contracts, white collar criminal defense, product liability and commercial litigation. Others are home grown Mainers who have returned to practice in Maine with Brann & Isaacson where our national level practice thrives in an environment worthy of the state’s “The way life should be” motto.  Brann & Isaacson trial lawyers take advantage of the firm’s manageable size and collegial atmosphere to draw freely upon each other, and on the firm’s business and transactional specialists for insights and opinions on important and strategic litigation decisions. 

Brann & Isaacson has handled complex litigation matters in state and federal courts both locally and throughout the country, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.  These have included class action cases involving WARN Act claims, automated telephone dialing, and coupon sales taxes.  Brann & Isaacson also regularly litigates business and commercial disputes including contractual matters, corporate break ups, shareholder disputes, construction litigation, insurance matters, as well as real estate and land use matters.  We have also litigated numerous employment cases including discrimination (age, sex, race, ethnicity, retaliation, whistleblower), harassment, wrongful termination, wage and overtime, FMLA. For more information about our extensive intellectual property litigation practice, CLICK HERE.

Our lawyers have tried multi–million dollar cases to a jury verdict. Whether it is a “bet–the–company” case or a run of the mill dispute, we handle the case as efficiently as possible.

In addition to extensive trial skills, our lawyers have wide–ranging appellate experience. Collectively, we have represented clients in well over 100 appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, most of the federal courts of appeal, and in many state appeals courts. 

Brann & Isaacson regularly acts as local counsel in Maine’s federal courts in Portland and Bangor, and in Maine state courts assisting out-of-state companies, individuals and their attorneys, including recently AT&T and Microsoft.  Because we regularly litigate in those courts, serve on the local rules committees, and have clerked for the local judges, Brann & Isaacson lawyers are familiar with the ins and outs of the local rules and practices and bring the expertise and credibility needed to make your out of town experience in Maine courts an efficient and successful experience.

We have offices in Maine’s two largest cities.

We provide the full range of services as local counsel, from serving as a sounding board assisting lead out-of-state counsel, to handling major responsibilities and trying the case, if requested.


National Scope and Experience – Local Responsibility

The firm’s litigation attorneys have represented or appeared in state and federal courts around the country as well as locally on behalf of large multinational corporations, small start-ups, and online and multichannel sellers, government agencies, and individuals, such as AT&T, Barnes & Noble, DeLorme, G.E. Commercial, L.L. Bean, Lloyds of London, PC Connection, Savage Services, Talbots, Vermont Country Store, and Zales, among others.

Our national practice and experience pays major benefits at home where we regularly represent both large and small local businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals.  As part of Brann & Isaacson’s commitment and responsibility to Maine and our local communities, we also regularly appear in administrative hearings, and courtroom settings on behalf of local municipalities and school districts. 

 

 

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