Law360 Features State Tax Article by Martin Eisenstein

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On October 4, 2019, Law360 published managing partner Martin Eisenstein’s article on “Direct Taxes: The Next Shoe To Drop After Wayfair” (subscription required). In the article, Eisenstein addresses an issue looming large after the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which opened the door to the use of “economic nexus” as a basis...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Present Webinar on Economic Nexus for State Tax

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On September 24, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications entitled “Economic Presence Nexus for States and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards After Wayfair.”  The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on increased state taxing authority under the “economic nexus” standards validated by South Dakota...

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George Isaacson Speaks at Columbia Law School

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On September 21, 2019, senior partner George Isaacson delivered a presentation at Columbia Law School as part of the “Tampon Tax LAB (Legal Action Brainstorm),” sponsored by Period Equity and The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. Isaacson’s talk was on “Key Considerations in Challenging a State Sales Tax Law.” The LAB brought together practitioners...

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Brann & Isaacson Files Cert. Petition in U.S. Supreme Court

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On September 23, 2019, Brann & Isaacson partner David Swetnam–Burland filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court as counsel of record in the case of PET, LLC v. CBF Associates, LLC. The petition seeks high court review of due process issues arising in a multi–million–dollar business dispute decided...

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Isaacson and Stitham Pen State Tax Notes Cover Story on The “Tampon Tax”

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An article by senior partner George Isaacson and partner Stacy O. Stitham, “The ‘Tampon Tax’: Hidden Gender Bias in Medical Products Exemptions,” was the cover story of the September 16, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes. Isaacson and Stitham argue that the failure to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales taxes effectively enshrines gender bias...

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Stacy O. Stitham Named a Trustee of Foxcroft Academy

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Brann & Isaacson partner Stacy O. Stitham has been named a trustee of Foxcroft Academy, a private preparatory high school in Dover–Foxcroft. Stitham is a graduate of Foxcroft Academy, and continues her family’s long history of service to the school.

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Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer Present Webinar on Tax Treatment of Direct Mail and Electronic Communications Post-Wayfair

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On August 20, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on the “Sales Tax Treatment of Direct Mail and Online Communications Post-Wayfair.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on the expanded state sales tax obligations of printers and purchasers of direct mail after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota...

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Seven Brann & Isaacson Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020: 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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B&I Partners’ Article on Website Accessibility Featured by MaineBiz

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MaineBiz recently published an article by Brann & Isaacson partners Nathaniel Bessey and Peter J. Brann on “How to make your website accessible to everyone.” The authors highlight how the ability to conduct business on the Internet, while encouraging commerce throughout the country, also brings with it the legal risk of being sued throughout the...

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Brann & Isaacson Litigators Defeat Motion To Dismiss Contract Dispute

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Brann & Isaacson litigators Daniel Nuzzi and Eamonn Hart recently succeeded in fending off a motion to dismiss based on the alleged lack of personal jurisdiction over a Massachusetts defendant. On July 9, 2019, Justice MaryGay Kennedy of the Androscoggin County Superior Court issued a decision agreeing with B&I’s arguments on behalf of its client,...

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