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Peter Brann Speaks on Ranked Choice Voting

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Partner Peter Brann spoke to the ACS (American Constitution Society) at Duke Law School about ranked-choice voting (RCV). He was joined in the presentation on “Ranked Choice Voting: Past, Present, and Future,” by Prof. David Kimball, a political scientist specializing in election law. Brann spoke about the legal challenges to RCV in Maine and elsewhere,...

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Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland Publish Article on Chicago Lease Transaction Tax in Tax Notes State

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The April 5, 2021 issue of Tax Notes State features an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland, “Will the Chicago Lease Transaction Tax Survive a Strong Wind?” Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland detail the expansive interpretation the City of Chicago has adopted of its personal property lease transaction tax as applied to digital...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on New COBRA and FFCRA Changes

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B&I has published two new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first update discusses the COBRA subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act; the second addresses how the American Rescue Plan Act affects leave and tax credit provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA).

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B&I Adds Updates on CDC Guidance and Moving Maine Forward Plan

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B&I has published two new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first update summarizes what employers need to know about the CDC’s interim recommendations for fully vaccinated people; the second highlights key points from Governor Mills’ Moving Maine Forward Plan, including revised travel restrictions, capacity limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings,...

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Peter Brann Quoted in Leading Patent Blog

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IPWatchdog, which bills itself as one of the most-read patent blogs, reached out to counsel who submitted friend-of-the-court briefs and other leading practitioners to comment on the oral argument in the closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case, United States v. Arthrex, concerning the constitutionality of the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board. Partner Peter Brann’s statement—”Based on...

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Peter Brann Speaks to New York IP Association about Supreme Court Case

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Partner Peter Brann was one of the featured speakers at a conference held on February 25, 2021, by the New York Intellectual Property Association on the U.S. Supreme Court case of United States v. Arthrex concerning the constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Brann, along with B&I partners, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy...

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Hannah Wurgaft Featured in HR Daily Advisor Article on Equality Act

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A February 24, 2021, article, “House Revives Equality Act: What Employers Need to Know,” published by HR Daily Advisor, featured a discussion by attorney Hannah Wurgaft on the potential impacts of the Equality Act, a federal bill which would  address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wurgaft noted that the law,...

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Ben Lund Presents Webinar on Remote Work to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

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On February 24, 2021, partner Ben Lund joined a panel convened by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers for a webinar on “The Remotest Idea: Remote Work and the Paperless Office (Best Practices and Ethics).” The panel offered real-world advice to business lawyers on how to cope with the difficulties of remote work and...

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Martin Eisenstein and David Swetnam-Burland Present to National Association of Presort Mailers on Tax and Privacy Issues

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On February 17, 2021, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland presented a webinar at the Virtual Annual Conference of the National Association of Presort Mailers (NAPM), moderated by Hamilton Davison of the American Catalog Mailers Association. In the Sales Tax and Data Privacy Update, Eisenstein talked about key issues in state sales tax...

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Michael Carey Named to Advisory Committee to Review Applications for Maine U.S. Attorney

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Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congressman Jared Golden, and Senator Angus King have named Brann & Isaacson partner Michael Carey to serve on an eleven-member advisory committee convened to review applicants for the position of U.S. Attorney in Maine. Carey and the other committee members will review applications and provide recommendations to President Biden on candidates...

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