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B&I Attorney Joins Inaugural Tax Notes Talk Podcast

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On May 21, 2020, managing partner Martin Eisenstein appeared on the first episode of the Tax Notes Talk Podcast, “From Henry VIII to James Bond: Weird Tax Facts throughout History.” Eisenstein discussed his article, “Alexa, Is AI Taxable?”, written with Michael Carey and Jamie Szal, with Tax Notes State’s editor-in-chief Jéanne Rauch-Zender. Eisenstein addressed how...

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B&I Attorney Presents to American College of Real Estate Lawyers

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On May 20, 2020, Brann & Isaacson partner Ben Lund participated in a panel presentation to members of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers from all across the United States. The subject was “Remote Legal Work and the Paper-less Legal Office.” The program covered the ins and outs of remote legal work, including routines...

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B&I Attorneys Offer Popular Webinars at the Maine HR Conference

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Brann & Isaacson partner Peter Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft presented two timely and well-attended webinars to the Maine HR Conference last week. On Monday, May 11, 2020, they led an HR Basics session entitled, “Build Your Employment Law Knowledge Base.” The session focused on a demonstration of key elements to handling a sexual harassment...

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IP Stars Honors B&I Attorneys

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Brann & Isaacson partners Peter Brann, Kevin Haley, Stacy Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland have been named as 2020 IP Stars in Maine. The annual rankings compiled by IP STARS recognize excellence in intellectual property practitioners and firms around the world. You can view the full list of rankings here.

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Article by B&I Attorneys on Taxability of AI Featured on Cover of Tax Notes State

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The May 11, 2020, cover feature in Tax Notes State is an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and attorneys Michael Carey, and Jamie Szal called, “Alexa, Is AI Taxable?” They address the issues practitioners face when advising clients on the sales tax treatment of technology products and services that incorporate AI. As yet, no...

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B&I Employment Update: FFCRA Math

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On May 1, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a Familes First Coronavirus Response Act Math update as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides practical guidance for employers on computing leave hours and amounts of pay under the Department of Labor’s new FFRCA guidelines.

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B&I Attorneys Present Webinar on the Chaos in State Tax Law, Post-Wayfair

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On April 30, 2020, Brann & Isaacson senior partner George Isaacson, partner Nathaniel Bessey, and associate Jamie Szal, were featured presenters at a webinar on “Confronting the Chaos of State Taxes in the Post-Wayfair Environment,” offered by the Institute of Finance & Management. Isaacson, who represented Wayfair in the Supreme Court in South Dakota v....

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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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