Seven Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

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Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W. Lund, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Peter. J. Brann,...

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Schaefer Details Post-Wayfair Uncertainty in New Article

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Partner Matthew Schaefer, who served as co-counsel to the Respondents in the landmark case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., has published a feature article in the August 2018 edition of Digital Business Lawyer reporting on the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision and the uncertainty it leaves for remote sellers and states regarding the enforceability of...

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Nicoletta To Address Maine Tax Forum

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Partner Kenleigh Nicoletta will speak at the Maine Tax Forum presented by SCORE on November 8, 2018 in Augusta, Maine. The Maine Tax Forum is a two-day program for experienced professionals providing tax advice to clients, especially regarding complex tax situations. Nicoletta’s presentation will focus on estate planning after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act....

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Answer Questions About Post-Wayfair Compliance for ACMA “Legal Corner”

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In a post on the American Catalog Mailers’ Association “Legal Corner” on July 26, 2018, B&I Partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer provided answers to some of the fundamental questions confronting remote sellers striving to comply with sales tax requirements in multiple states in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota...

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Matthew Schaefer Discusses Post-Wayfair Landscape in Podcast

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Partner Matthew Schaefer recently spoke with host Mike O’Brien of MultiChannel Merchant on the MCM CommerceChat podcast in a session assisting retailers in “Breaking Down the Aftermath of the Wayfair Decision.” Schaefer explained key aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which he took part as a member...

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Brann & Isaacson Secures Dismissal Of Wiretapping Class Action Lawsuits

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On July 12, 2018, Senior United States District Judge William H. Pauley III of the Southern District of New York issued an opinion and order dismissing three separate class action privacy lawsuits alleging claims under federal wiretap and electronic surveillance statutes and New York consumer protection laws.  The court agreed with the arguments made by...

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Bertoni and Nuzzi Publish Article, Will Host Webinar On California Prop. 65 Changes

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Partners David Bertoni and Daniel Nuzzi highlight key changes to California’s Proposition 65 that will go into effect on August 30, 2018, in their newly published article, “Are You Ready for the Fast–Approaching Prop 65 Amendments?” The article discusses critical changes to labeling requirements, warning responsibilities, and the law’s safe–harbor provision that will go into...

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Isaacson Addresses Congressional Internet Caucus Academy on Wayfair’s Effects

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Senior Partner George Isaacson joined a distinguished panel of experts on Monday, July 9, 2018, to consider the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. In that opinion, the Court overruled long–standing precedent and held that a state tax authority may require an out–of–state business to collect and remit...

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SUPREME COURT ISSUES 5–4 OPINION IN HIGH–PROFILE STATE TAX CASE

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On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the most significant state tax case to face the high court in decades. In a narrow, 5-4 decision, the Court overruled long–standing precedent, announced first in National Bellas Hess v. Department of Revenue of Illinois (1967) and...

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B&I Wins High-Profile Alabama Tax Dispute Over “Kill Quill” Rule

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On June 14, 2018, the Alabama Tax Tribunal entered an Opinion and Final Order voiding a sales/use tax assessment issued against Newegg Inc. by the Alabama Department of Revenue under the Department’s economic nexus regulation, Ala. Admin. Code r. 810-6-2-.90.03. The regulation and Newegg’s appeal received considerable attention because the rule targeted of out-of-state retailers...

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