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Brann & Isaacson 2023 Holiday Announcement

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Brann & Isaacson would like to extend our warmest thanks and best wishes during this holiday season, which has been a challenging one. We have appreciated the outpouring of support and concern of clients, friends, opposing counsel, and former colleagues from literally around the world in the aftermath of the terrible mass shooting in Lewiston,...

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Brann & Isaacson Lawyers Get Another ADA Website Case Dismissed

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Brann & Isaacson lawyers Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft obtained dismissal of another ADA website case in the Southern District of New York. On behalf of Electric Bike Technologies, they obtained court permission to file a motion to dismiss. Faced with that motion, rather than continue with the case, the plaintiff’s counsel, Mars Khaimov, who...

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Brann & Isaacson Proudly Continues to Support the Maine Diversity Summer Associate (D1L) Program

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At Brann & Isaacson, we recognize and appreciate the importance of creating a workplace environment that accepts and draws from a range of backgrounds and perspectives to ensure that our clients, attorneys, and employees all benefit from our best work informed by diverse viewpoints. To that end, we are pleased to announce our continuing participation...

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Kevin Haley and Adam Mooney Publish MaineBiz Piece on Trademarks and CBD Products

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In a November 7, 2023, MaineBiz article, “How to find a path to trademark protection for CBD products,” Brann & Isaacson’s Kevin Haley and Adam Mooney address the tricky legal issues confronting businesses lawfully selling products derived from marijuana under state law that want to protect their trademarks. Haley and Mooney discuss the complex federal...

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David Swetnam-Burland and Jamie Szal Pen State Tax Notes Cover Article on State Tax and Machine Learning Products

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On November 6, 2023, Tax Notes State featured a cover article, ”Machine Learning Machinations in the State Tax Metaverse,” by Brann & Isaacson’s David Swetnam-Burland and Jamie Szal. The authors discuss issues practitioners face when advising clients on the income tax treatment of technology products and services that incorporate or depend on machine learning and,...

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Brann & Isaacson Stands with Lewiston

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Since its founding in the 1920’s in Lewiston, Maine, Brann & Isaacson has been a proud member of the local community. We have worked in, with, and for the city, its businesses, and its residents for decades. We know first-hand the community’s strength, compassion, and resilience—all of which have been tested to the maximum in...

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Peter Lowe Presents to Maine Rural Water Association on Human Resources Challenges

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On October 4, 2023, Peter Lowe addressed the 2023 Administrative Summit of the Maine Rural Water Association on Ten HR Traps for the Unwary. Among the challenging issues affecting human resources professionals Lowe addressed were managing employee files and documenting personnel decisions; learning how to hire candidates while complying with ever-increasing employment law mandates; equipping...

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Ben Lund Addresses Real Estate Institute of MSBA

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Partner Ben Lund was asked to repeat a presentation entitled, “Overview: Entity and Fiduciary Authority,” at the Real Estate Institute of the Maine State Bar Association, held on September 6-7, 2023, in Augusta. Lund’s presentation included a discussion of the minimum documentation requirements for identity and authority, and the circumstances in which more than the...

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Brann & Isaacson Assists Another Client in Defeating an ADA Website Claim

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Brann & Isaacson lawyers Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft assisted Electric Bike Technologies Inc. to fight off another ADA website claim. Previously, they took over from other defense counsel in federal court and once they made it clear to Mizrahi Kroub that Electric Bike intended to fight the claim, opposing counsel allowed the case to...

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Brann & Isaacson Client Can Pursue Counterclaim in ADA Website “Settlement” Case

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On behalf of Electric Bike Technologies, Brann & Isaacson lawyers Peter Brann and Hannah Wurgaft largely prevailed on a motion to dismiss a counterclaim in New York state court. Mizrahi Kroub claimed Electric Bike had previously settled a federal Americans with Disabilities Act website case. Electric Bike vigorously disputed that it had settled the case,...

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