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Brann & Isaacson Proudly Joins Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program

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Brann & Isaacson is proud to announce its participation in the Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program for law students who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession. As a participating member, the firm will extend an offer to one successful applicant to the Maine D1L Program each year to join us as a summer...

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Brann & Isaacson Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Patent Case

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On December 1, 2020, B&I partners, Peter J. Brann, David Swetnam-Burland, and Stacy O. Stitham, filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of two leading golf equipment manufacturers, Acushnet and Roger Cleveland Golf Company, in United States v. Arthrex. The case presents the question whether administrative law judges of the...

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Jamie Szal Featured on ABA’s People in Tax Podcast

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B&I attorney Jamie Szal was a guest on a recent episode of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Tax Times podcast. In the episode, Szal discussed the ins and outs of State and Local Tax (SALT) practice; life after the Supreme Court’s opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair; the perspective of women with a...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Face Covering Order and Portland Minimum Wage

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B&I has published new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In these updates, we provide information about the City of Portland’s new minimum wage ordinance and its emergency pay provisions. We also give employers a summary of key provisions in Governor Mills’ new executive order on indoor gatherings and face coverings.

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Harvard Law Today Publishes Q&A with Peter Brann on Ranked-Choice Voting

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Harvard Law Today has published a Q&A with partner Peter Brann, Ranked-choice voting, explained. In the interview, Brann argues that ranked-choice voting (RCV), which has been adopted in Maine, better ensures that the most popular candidate in any election emerges as the winner. Voters in Massachusetts and Alaska will be deciding whether to adopt RCV...

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Stacy O. Stitham Addresses Maine State Bar Association on In-Person Civil Trial Experience

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On October 26, 2020, partner Stacy O. Stitham joined a virtual presentation to the Maine State Bar Association. Stitham discussed her recent experience as part of the Brann & Isaacson trial team that participated in one of the first in-person civil trials in Maine state court since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A video...

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Peter Brann Serves as Expert Speaker on Ranked-Choice Voting

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On Oct. 23, 2020, partner Peter Brann was the featured speaker in a webinar entitled: Ranked-Choice Voting: the Maine Experience. The webinar was being sponsored by Alaskans for Better Elections, a grass roots organization behind a referendum campaign to bring ranked-choice voting to Alaska. In addition to Alaska, Massachusetts is also considering a November referendum...

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on COVID-19 and Flu Season at Work

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we provide updated guidance for employers on how to make decisions about what employees should stay home, for how long, when they can be tested, and eligibility for Families First Coronavirus Response Act benefits.

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Nine Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its attorneys honored by Super Lawyers for 2020: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Ben Lund—Real Estate and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property...

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on Reporting COVID-19 Cases to OSHA

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we discuss new guidance from OSHA on reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities.

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