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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B&I Lawyers Win Significant Federal Election Case

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Partner Peter Brann and associates Mike Carey and Eamonn Hart successfully defended Jared Golden, the Democratic candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, in the first ever congressional general election conducted using ranked choice voting. In a strongly-worded decision, a federal district court rejected all of the attacks on the election process, and ordered judgment entered in favor of Golden and other...

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B&I Lawyers Successfully Defend Congressional Candidate in Unprecedented Election Case

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Partner Peter Brann and associates Mike Carey and Eamonn Hart successfully defended Jared Golden, the Democratic candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, in the first ever congressional general election conducted using ranked choice voting. Carey and Hart represented Golden in the tabulation process conducted by Maine’s Secretary of State. Brann represents Golden in the federal...

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Law Court Affirms B&I Trial Court Victory

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Peter Brann and Michael Carey prevailed today in the Law Court, Maine’s highest court, on an appeal concerning a class action lawsuit challenging a probate judge’s scheduling decisions on constitutional grounds. Brann and Carey took over the defense just prior to trial and won despite findings by the trial judge that the probate judge knew...

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