Politico Quotes Peter Brann in Piece on Maine Senate Election

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A Politico article on the state of Maine’s Senate race between incumbent Senator Susan Collins and her challenger, Speaker of the Maine House, Sara Gideon, quoted B&I partner Peter Brann on the potential impact of ranked-choice voting on the outcome. With the race close, it is possible that neither Collins nor Gideon will earn more...

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Peter Brann Featured in Maine Public Radio Report on Ranked-Choice Voting

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B&I partner Peter Brann addressed the prospect of Maine’s use of ranked-choice voting in the upcoming presidential election in a news piece broadcast on Maine Public Radio on September 22, 2020. The Maine Law Court recently issued an opinion that a ballot initiative seeking to overturn ranked-choice voting in the State did not have enough...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Maine Executive Order on Face Coverings

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update summarizes Governor Janet Mill’s Executive Order #2, which requires certain Maine businesses to “implement measures requiring customers to wear face coverings.”

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on OSHA Guidance and Maine Work Search Requirement

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first alert discusses new comprehensive return-to-work guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for non-essential businesses. The second highlights the Maine Department of Labor’s decision to resume the work-search requirement for unemployment benefits this summer.

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B&I Publishes Legal Update on Gov. Mills’ Exec. Order #55

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B&I has added a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update summarizes the most important information for employers from Maine Governor Janet Mills’ Executive Order #55. It includes information about topics such as remote work, commuting, large gatherings, masks, signage, and high risk individuals.

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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 Business Update: Maine Stay At Home Orders

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On April 2, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on Employees Subject to Stay-At-Home Orders in Maine as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides the major takeaways from Governor Mills’s Order.

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COVID-19 Legal Update: Maine Emergency Orders and Essential Businesses

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On March 25, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on Maine Emergency Orders Regarding Essential Businesses as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides practical guidance on recent emergency orders by Governor Mills and some Maine municipalities regarding the closure of non-essential businesses and social distancing requirements for all businesses.

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Peter Brann Pens Chapter on Ranked–Choice Voting for American Bar Association Book

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Partner Peter J. Brann has authored a chapter on “Ranked–Choice Voting: Maine’s Experience” in America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights (American Bar Association, 4th edition, edited by Benjamin E. Griffith and John Hardin Young). In the chapter, Brann discusses the nature and history of ranked–choice voting as an alternative method of...

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Stacy Stitham Joins Maine State Bar Association’s Board of Governors

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Partner Stacy Stitham has been named as the District V representative to the Maine State Bar Association’s Board of Governors, representing Androscoggin County. The Board is the Bar Association’s policy-making body, consisting of 21 members elected to two-year terms, who chart the organization’s short and long-term goals. Stitham replaces Brann & Isaacson partner Dan Nuzzi...

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