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Peter Lowe Speaks to HRASM on Gender Transition in the Workplace

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On February 11, 2020, partner Peter Lowe spoke on the topic of “Best Practices & Support for Gender Transition in the Workplace” before the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. Lowe and his fellow panelists led a conversation aimed at helping employers consider how to handle workplace changes...

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Peter Brann Co-Teaching Harvard Law School Course

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Partner Peter Brann will once again be co–teaching a class at the Harvard Law School during the Spring 2020 term on “The Role of the State Attorney General” with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools for several years, with Harvard Law...

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Martin Eisenstein and David Bertoni Author Law360 Article

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Managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Bertoni published an article in Law360 on January 28, 2020, entitled, “MTC Panel’s Draft Tax Protection Update Is Incomplete” (subscription required). In the piece, Eisenstein and Bertoni critique the latest draft of the Multistate Tax Commission’s working group revising the Multistate Tax Compact and describing states’ interpretation of...

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Peter Brann Pens Chapter on Ranked–Choice Voting for American Bar Association Book

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Partner Peter J. Brann has authored a chapter on “Ranked–Choice Voting: Maine’s Experience” in America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights (American Bar Association, 4th edition, edited by Benjamin E. Griffith and John Hardin Young). In the chapter, Brann discusses the nature and history of ranked–choice voting as an alternative method of...

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Stacy O. Stitham Nominated as Fellow of American Bar Foundation

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Partner Stacy O. Stitham has been nominated to become a a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. Membership is limited to one percent of the lawyers admitted to...

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George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and David Bertoni Published in State Tax Notes and Law360

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This week has seen a flurry of publications by Brann & Isaacson partners on key issues in state tax law as we near the end of 2019. On December 13, 2019, Law360 published an article by managing partner Martin I. Eisensteinand partner David W. Bertoni entitled, “Beware Eroding Tax Protections for Website Operators” (subscription required)....

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Peter Brann Explains Why Ranked Choice Voting May Go National

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In an article for Campaigns & Elections, published on December 4, 2019, “Why Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting Could Go National,” partner Peter J. Brann explains why Maine’s first–in–the–nation use of ranked choice voting in federal elections in 2018 may mark the beginning of a nationwide trend. Brann, along with B&I attorneys, Michael Carey and Eamonn...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Critique Alaska Municipal Tax Agreement in Law360

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In their article published by Law360 on November 27, 2019, “Alaska Tax Agreement Only Burdens Remote Retailers” (subscription required), managing partner Martin I. Eisenstein and partner Matthew P. Schaefer discuss the formation by 15 Alaska municipalities of the Alaska Remote Seller Tax Commission and the potential impact of the Alaska Intergovernmental Remote Seller Sales Tax...

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B&I Wins Arbitration Application for Wayfair in Missouri Tax Case

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In an order issued on November 18, 2019, Judge Richard M. Stewart of the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, granted the application to compel arbitration filed by Brann & Isaacson client, Wayfair. The plaintiff brought a case against Wayfair, claiming that Wayfair collected too much tax from her, and sought class action status...

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Martin Eisenstein Addresses the Institute for Professionals in Taxation

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On November 13, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein presented on the challenges and opportunities of the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair decision at the Credits & Incentives Symposium of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) in Seattle. He discussed the potential state tax issues for all companies as a result of Wayfair, including...

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