B&I Attorney Featured in Portland Press Herald Piece on Maine’s Recovery Plan

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Brann & Isaacson partner Peter Lowe was highlighted in a Portland Press Herald article first published on April 29, 2020, “Businesses first in line under Mills’ recovery plan approach reopening with caution.” Commenting on Maine’s business recovery plan, Lowe noted the short time frame the State is providing businesses for implementing reopening procedures, and cautioned...

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B&I Employment Update: PPP Fact Sheet for Employers

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On April 24, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a Payroll Protection Program Fact Sheet for Employers as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This fact sheet provides a high level guide to how loan amounts and loan forgiveness are calculated under the Payroll Protection Program administered by the Small Business Administration.

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B&I Lawyers Prevail on Venue Motion for Major Retailer PetSmart

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Just because your client is one of the largest multi-channel retailer for pet supplies in America doesn’t mean that it can be sued anywhere for patent infringement. On April 15, 2020, United States Senior District Judge Bruce S. Jenkins granted a motion to dismiss for improper venue filed by Brann & Isaacson client, PetSmart, in...

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B&I Attorney To Host Workshop on Long-term Planning for Families with Special Needs

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On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 PM, Partner Meg Greene will be presenting a workshop on “Long-term Planning for Families with Special Needs” for the Independence Association. Greene will answer questions on key legal issues facing families with special needs, including guardianship and protective arrangements; special needs trusts; and ABLE accounts.

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B&I Employment Update: OSHA COVID-19 Recordkeeping Requirements

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On April 13, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on OSHA reporting requirements for COVID-19 employee infections as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update outlines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s newly published guidance regarding employers’ duty to record and report cases of COVID-19 in their work-forces.

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B&I Attorneys To Hold Webinar on COVID-19 Challenges for Family Businesses

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On Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 8:00-10:00 AM EDT, Brann & Isaacson partners Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford will participate in a webinar sponsored by the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) called, “How To’s for Family Business: COVID-19 Challenges: Legal, Communications, and HR.” Lowe and Stockford will go over the latest legal news in response...

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B&I Employment Update: CDC Interim Guidance

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On April 9, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on interim return to work guidance from the Centers for Disease Control as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses the CDC’s recommendations for managing the return to work of critical infrastructure workers who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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B&I Employment Update: DOL Regulations under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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On April 3, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on Department of Labor Regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update answers questions relating to key issues covered by newly issued Department of Labor regulations, including: Who is a “child care provider”? What counts...

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B&I Business Update: Maine Stay At Home Orders

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On April 2, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on Employees Subject to Stay-At-Home Orders in Maine as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides the major takeaways from Governor Mills’s Order.

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B&I Attorneys To Present Business and Employment Law Webinars Responding to COVID-19

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Brann & Isaacson attorneys will be presenting two webinars for the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce next week on legal issues of direct and immediate interest to businesses facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, April 6, 2020: 2:00-3:00 PM EDT Business Law: Learn the latest from B&I business lawyers Kevin Haley and...

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