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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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B&I Attorney To Host Workshop on Long-term Planning for Families with Special Needs

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On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 PM, Partner Meg Greene will be presenting a workshop on “Long-term Planning for Families with Special Needs” for the Independence Association. Greene will answer questions on key legal issues facing families with special needs, including guardianship and protective arrangements; special needs trusts; and ABLE accounts.

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B&I Employment Update: OSHA COVID-19 Recordkeeping Requirements

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On April 13, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on OSHA reporting requirements for COVID-19 employee infections as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update outlines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s newly published guidance regarding employers’ duty to record and report cases of COVID-19 in their work-forces.

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B&I Attorneys To Hold Webinar on COVID-19 Challenges for Family Businesses

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On Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 8:00-10:00 AM EDT, Brann & Isaacson partners Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford will participate in a webinar sponsored by the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) called, “How To’s for Family Business: COVID-19 Challenges: Legal, Communications, and HR.” Lowe and Stockford will go over the latest legal news in response...

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