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George Isaacson Reflects On Supreme Court Argument in Law360 Profile

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Law360 has published an in–depth profile (subscription required) of senior partner George Isaacson, fresh off of his second appearance in the United States Supreme Court. On April 17, 2018, Isaacson argued on behalf of Wayfair, Overstock.com, and Newegg in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the state’s challenge to Quill v. North Dakota, in which the Court...

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Law360 Article Quotes Peter Lowe On Legal Marijuana And Employer Drug Use Policies

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A May 7, 2018, article, “Employers Scrambling to Revisit Boilerplate Drug Policies,” in Law360 (subscription required), quotes partner Peter Lowe on the challenges for employers of keeping up with new state laws legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Lowe notes that many state laws governing the use of medical marijuana prohibit employers from denying...

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B&I Attorneys Address Maine HR Convention On Key Employment Law Issues

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B&I attorneys Peter Lowe, Dan Stockford, and Connor Beatty appeared at the Maine HR Convention at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. This week–long convention is perennially the largest convention of human resources professionals in Maine, and among the largest in the country. On Tuesday, May 8, Peter Lowe gave a presentation on recent high–profile...

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Isaacson Argues Major U.S. Supreme Court Tax Case On Behalf of Retailers

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On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Brann & Isaacson senior partner George Isaacson  presented oral argument in South Dakota v. Wayfair on behalf of three leading Internet retailers, Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg, in the most important sales tax case to face the Supreme Court in the past 25 years. In their brief for the Respondents, the...

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Stacy Stitham Named to USM Business School Advisory Board

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On April 13, 2018, B&I partner Stacy Stitham joined the Advisory Board of the University of Southern Maine Business School. Stitham, who also teaches a course on business law at Thomas College, will work with the Board to redefine the School’s mission and curriculum. The Board serves the school by sharing observations and trends from...

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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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