Former Senior B&I Partner Dies

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    The former senior partner of Brann & Isaacson, Irving Isaacson, has died at the age of 102. Irving actively practiced law until the age of 95. After attending Bates College and Harvard Law School, he joined the U.S. Army as a private in 1940. During World War II, Irving was assigned as a...

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B&I Lawyers Defend Internet Retailers in Major U.S. Supreme Court Tax Case

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Brann & Isaacson partners George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer filed the Respondents’ Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the most important sales tax case affecting Internet retailers of the past 25 years. Representing three leading Internet retailers, Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg, the B&I lawyers argue that the Supreme Court should not overturn...

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Eisenstein Gives Presentation on the Escalating Nexus Wars

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On March 21, 2018, Martin Eisenstein gave a presentation to the ABA/IPT Advanced Sales Tax Seminar held in New Orleans.  The title of his presentation was “The Nexus Wars Escalate:  State Taxes in the Age of Electronic Commerce.”  He provided the industry’s perspective and defenses to the States’ aggressive approaches to imposing sales tax liability...

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B&I Lawyers Win School Disability Case in First Circuit

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Daniel Nuzzi and Nathaniel Bessey won an ADA and Rehabilitation Act case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on behalf of a school district. The court affirmed a federal district court ruling that a prior B&I victory in an IDEA due process hearing finding that the student had received FAPE (free...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Tax Refund Appeal In Pennsylvania

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On February 5, 2018, the Pennsylvania Board of Finance and Revenue rejected the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s denial of the claim for refund sales and use taxes of B&I client, Computer Science Corporation, represented by Martin Eisenstein and Jamie Szal. CSC successfully argued that two equipment purchases on which it had inadvertently paid sales taxes...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Jurisdictional Fight In Contract Dispute

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On January 24, 2018, Justice MaryGay Kennedy sided with plaintiffs represented by Connor Beatty and Peter Brann in denying a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction filed by Idaho–based defendants. The plaintiffs, Daniel Mason and Kira Barber, allege in their complaint that the defendants, Rocky Mountain Wings LLC and Stace Schrader, shipped them...

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Corporate Intl Magazine Again Names Brann & Isaacson IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Maine

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Brann & Isaacson has been named the IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year by Corporate Intl Magazine. Corporate Intl Magazine’s awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past twelve months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service. Brann & Isaacson has litigated patent, trademark, trade dress, and...

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Brann & Isaacson Represents Retailers in Major Supreme Court Case

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On January 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a key dispute over the scope and limits of state taxing authority over out–of–state businesses. Respondents Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com, Inc. and Newegg Inc., among the 40 largest Internet retailers in America, are represented by Brann & Isaacson partners George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew...

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Brann & Isaacson Files Brief Opposing Supreme Court Review of South Dakota Tax Case

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On December 7, 2017, George S. Isaacson, Martin I. Eisenstein, and Matthew P. Schaefer filed a brief opposing the grant of certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al. The brief, filed on behalf of Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and Newegg, Inc., urges the Supreme Court not to review the South Dakota Supreme Court’s...

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Stacy Stitham Addresses New Maine Lawyers At Maine State Bar Association Event

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Stacy O. Stitham recently presented at the Maine State Bar Association’s 2017 “Bridging the Gap” seminar, aimed at providing newly-admitted attorneys with practical advice on need-to-know topics. Specifically, Stacy advised registrants and facilitated a discussion on how to succeed in practice at a “mid-sized” law firm of 8 to 20 practitioners.

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