Peter Brann Serves as Expert Speaker on Ranked-Choice Voting

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On Oct. 23, 2020, partner Peter Brann was the featured speaker in a webinar entitled: Ranked-Choice Voting: the Maine Experience. The webinar was being sponsored by Alaskans for Better Elections, a grass roots organization behind a referendum campaign to bring ranked-choice voting to Alaska. In addition to Alaska, Massachusetts is also considering a November referendum...

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on COVID-19 and Flu Season at Work

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we provide updated guidance for employers on how to make decisions about what employees should stay home, for how long, when they can be tested, and eligibility for Families First Coronavirus Response Act benefits.

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Nine Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its attorneys honored by Super Lawyers for 2020: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Ben Lund—Real Estate and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property...

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on Reporting COVID-19 Cases to OSHA

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we discuss new guidance from OSHA on reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities.

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Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft Publish Article on Workplace Vaccines

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B&I partner Peter D. Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft have published an article on “Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace: An Overview for Maine Employers.” Employers have a growing number of questions about the legality of mandating flu or COVID-19 vaccines for employees. While they await guidance from federal and state agencies regarding the response to...

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B&I Partners Address Arbitration in Consumer Tax Cases in Tax Notes State Cover Article

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On September 17, 2020, Tax Notes State featured a cover article by partners David Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Nathaniel Bessey, “A Shield, Not a Sword: Arbitration in Consumer Tax Cases” (subscription required). In their article, the authors discuss the emerging consensus on how to present a binding arbitration provision to consumers on business websites; how...

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Politico Quotes Peter Brann in Piece on Maine Senate Election

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A Politico article on the state of Maine’s Senate race between incumbent Senator Susan Collins and her challenger, Speaker of the Maine House, Sara Gideon, quoted B&I partner Peter Brann on the potential impact of ranked-choice voting on the outcome. With the race close, it is possible that neither Collins nor Gideon will earn more...

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Stacy O. Stitham Receives Janet Milley Award from Pine Tree Legal Assistance

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On September 23, 2020, B&I partner Stacy O. Stitham was honored by Pine Tree Legal Assistance with the Janet Milley Award for Board Service. Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides free civil legal assistance in Maine in cases where it can make a difference in clients’ ability to meet basic human needs or to enforce basic...

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Peter Brann Featured in Maine Public Radio Report on Ranked-Choice Voting

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B&I partner Peter Brann addressed the prospect of Maine’s use of ranked-choice voting in the upcoming presidential election in a news piece broadcast on Maine Public Radio on September 22, 2020. The Maine Law Court recently issued an opinion that a ballot initiative seeking to overturn ranked-choice voting in the State did not have enough...

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on FFCRA and Maine Earned Paid Leave Act Rules

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we address revised regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and final rules issued under the Maine Earned Paid Leave Act.

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