Eisenstein and Schaefer Present at ABA-IPT 2019 Advanced Sales/Use Tax Seminar

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On March 13, 2019, Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein and Partner Matthew Schaefer presented in successive panels concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. at the 2019 Advanced Sales/Use Tax Seminar jointly sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.  In “Wayfair: Part 1 – Immediate Impacts,” Eisenstein...

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Bertoni and Swetnam-Burland Pen Cover Article For State Tax Notes

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Partners David Bertoni and David Swetnam-Burland have written the cover article for the March 11, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes. In their article, “Storming the Castle: Qui Tam After Sprint’s $330M Settlement” (subscription required), they examine efforts of private parties and states to use state false claims acts to bring lawsuits alleging the under-collection...

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Peter Brann Moderates Panel on State Privacy Regulation at Harvard

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On March 1, 2019, partner Peter Brann moderated a panel entitled, “The State of State Privacy Regulation,” at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. The panel was part of the 2019 AGTech Forum on Cybersecurity and Privacy. The fourth annual event brought together State Attorneys General and staff from State AG...

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Martin Eisenstein Presents on Wayfair and Public Law 86-272 for Service Providers

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On February 19, 2019, Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein presented a Strafford webinar entitled, “Nexus Limitations and Protections for Service Providers Post-Wayfair.” Eisenstein discussed the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair on a service provider’s exposure for sales taxes, income taxes, gross receipts taxes, and franchise taxes based upon net...

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David Swetnam-Burland Speaks to William & Mary Law Students

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On February 14, 2019, partner David Swetnam-Burland gave a presentation to the Student Intellectual Property Society at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Swetnam-Burland’s talk, “Bad Patents, Good Law?” addressed his experience defending Brann & Isaacson’s e–commerce clients in patent troll litigation, and discussed recent developments in patent law and litigation from...

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Martin Eisenstein Gives Presentation on Wayfair for Foreign Sellers

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On February 5, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein presented a Strafford Webinar entitled “New Economic Presence Nexus Standards for Foreign Remote Sellers: Impact of Wayfair Holding on Non-U.S. Companies.” Eisenstein addressed the challenges facing sellers outside the United States posed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, and the practical ways...

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Peter Brann Co-Teaching Course At Yale Law School

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In Spring 2019, partner Peter Brann is co–teaching a class as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General” with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. For several years running, Brann and Tierney have jointly offered the course at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia Law Schools....

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Stacy Stitham Joins Maine State Bar Association’s Board of Governors

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Partner Stacy Stitham has been named as the District V representative to the Maine State Bar Association’s Board of Governors, representing Androscoggin County. The Board is the Bar Association’s policy-making body, consisting of 21 members elected to two-year terms, who chart the organization’s short and long-term goals. Stitham replaces Brann & Isaacson partner Dan Nuzzi...

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Peter Brann Speaks About State Attorneys General

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On January 4, 2019, Partner Peter Brann spoke on a panel at the annual convention of the American Association of Law Schools entitled, “Teaching About State Attorneys General.” In addition to a national litigation practice, including representing companies and individuals in dealings with the government, Brann is an adjunct lecturer at Harvard and Yale Law...

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B&I Lawyers Win Significant Federal Election Case

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Partner Peter Brann and associates Mike Carey and Eamonn Hart successfully defended Jared Golden, the Democratic candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, in the first ever congressional general election conducted using ranked choice voting. In a strongly-worded decision, a federal district court rejected all of the attacks on the election process, and ordered judgment entered in favor of Golden and other...

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