Schaefer Speaks on Wayfair at Conference of Institute for Professionals in Taxation

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On October 1, 2018, Matthew Schaefer addressed the Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s 2018 Sales Tax Symposium in Indian Wells, California, concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. and its aftermath.  Schaefer served as co-counsel to the retailers in the Wayfair case, together with B&I partners George Isaacson and Marty Eisenstein. ...

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On the Cover of State Tax Notes: Isaacson and Bertoni Discuss Stare Decisis

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George Isaacson and David Bertoni made the cover of State Tax Notes this month with the latest installment of Brann & Isaacson’s quarterly column Eyes On E-Commerce.   In their article, “The Strange Death of Stare Decisis” Isaacson and Bertoni contend that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in South Dakota v. Wayfair and Janus v....

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Matthew Schaefer Discusses Wayfair Implications on Cyber Law & Business Report

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Brann & Isaacson Partner Matthew Schaefer appeared on the September 12, 2018 edition of the Cyber Law & Business Report with host Bennet Kelley to discuss the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., 138 S.Ct. 2080 (2018), in which Schaefer served as co-counsel to the Respondents.  Schaefer discussed the background to...

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Eisenstein and Bessey Pen Cover Article in State Tax Notes on Cloud Services and State Income Tax

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In their cover article in the May 21, 2018, issue of State Tax Notes (“Public Law 86-272: Sunlight for a Cloud Service”), Managing Partner Martin I. Eisenstein and Partner Nathaniel A. Bessey analyze the 1959 Interstate Commerce Tax Act (commonly referred to as Public Law 86-272) as it applies to out-of-state providers of cloud computing services.  The authors...

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George Isaacson Reflects On Supreme Court Argument in Law360 Profile

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Law360 has published an in–depth profile (subscription required) of senior partner George Isaacson, fresh off of his second appearance in the United States Supreme Court. On April 17, 2018, Isaacson argued on behalf of Wayfair, Overstock.com, and Newegg in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the state’s challenge to Quill v. North Dakota, in which the Court...

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Law360 Article Quotes Peter Lowe On Legal Marijuana And Employer Drug Use Policies

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A May 7, 2018, article, “Employers Scrambling to Revisit Boilerplate Drug Policies,” in Law360 (subscription required), quotes partner Peter Lowe on the challenges for employers of keeping up with new state laws legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Lowe notes that many state laws governing the use of medical marijuana prohibit employers from denying...

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B&I Attorneys Address Maine HR Convention On Key Employment Law Issues

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B&I attorneys Peter Lowe, Dan Stockford, and Connor Beatty appeared at the Maine HR Convention at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. This week–long convention is perennially the largest convention of human resources professionals in Maine, and among the largest in the country. On Tuesday, May 8, Peter Lowe gave a presentation on recent high–profile...

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Isaacson Argues Major U.S. Supreme Court Tax Case On Behalf of Retailers

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On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Brann & Isaacson senior partner George Isaacson  presented oral argument in South Dakota v. Wayfair on behalf of three leading Internet retailers, Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg, in the most important sales tax case to face the Supreme Court in the past 25 years. In their brief for the Respondents, the...

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Stacy Stitham Named to USM Business School Advisory Board

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On April 13, 2018, B&I partner Stacy Stitham joined the Advisory Board of the University of Southern Maine Business School. Stitham, who also teaches a course on business law at Thomas College, will work with the Board to redefine the School’s mission and curriculum. The Board serves the school by sharing observations and trends from...

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