Matthew Schaefer Presents at Tax Conference

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On June 25, 2019, partner Matthew Schaefer spoke at the Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s 43rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Schaefer reviewed developments in state tax law in the year following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. He discussed the sweeping legal changes of the past twelve months...

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George Isaacson Addresses Michigan Bar Association

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On May 23, 2019, Senior Partner George Isaacson spoke at the 32nd Tax Conference ICLE (Institute of Continuing Legal Education) of the Michigan Bar Association in Plymouth, Michigan. In his address, “An Insider’s View: Wayfair’s Attorney Breaks Down the Decision,” Isaacson discussed the lead-up, argument, and aftermath of South Dakota v. Wayfair, which he argued...

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Martin Eisenstein, David Bertoni, and David Swetnam-Burland Speak at American Catalog Mailers Association Conference

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Brann & Isaacson attorneys addressed members of the American Catalog Mailers Association at its annual conference in Washington, DC, from April 8-10, 2019. On April 8, managing partner Martin Eisenstein spoke to the conference in a panel called, “It’s a Wayfair World Now and We All Have to Live In It.” Eisenstein discussed the state...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Present at ABA-IPT 2019 Advanced Sales/Use Tax Seminar

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On March 13, 2019, Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein and Partner Matthew Schaefer presented in successive panels concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. at the 2019 Advanced Sales/Use Tax Seminar jointly sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.  In “Wayfair: Part 1 – Immediate Impacts,” Eisenstein...

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Martin Eisenstein Presents on Wayfair and Public Law 86-272 for Service Providers

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On February 19, 2019, Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein presented a Strafford webinar entitled, “Nexus Limitations and Protections for Service Providers Post-Wayfair.” Eisenstein discussed the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair on a service provider’s exposure for sales taxes, income taxes, gross receipts taxes, and franchise taxes based upon net...

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Martin Eisenstein Discusses Aftermath of Wayfair at Marcus Evans Tax Summit

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On November 8, 2018, Brann & Isaacson Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein addressed the Marcus Evans annual tax summit in Pasadena, California. His presentation was entitled, “The Aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Wayfair: Will the States be on the Warpath?” in which he addressed the fall-out from the Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in Wayfair...

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Alabama Supreme Court Declines Review, Cementing Appellate Court Victory

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On November 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Alabama denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by the Alabama Department of Revenue in Department of Revenue v. Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc. The State Supreme Court’s decision leaves in place the opinion of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in favor of Scholastic Book...

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George Isaacson Addresses Boston Bar Association On Wayfair’s Impact

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On November 2, 2018, Senior Partner George Isaacson discussed the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair for taxpayers and taxing jurisdictions at an event hosted by the Boston Bar Association. Isaacson represented Respondents Wayfair, Overstock.com, and Newegg in Wayfair, and argued the case in the Supreme Court—his second...

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Eisenstein Speaks on Wayfair v. South Dakota at Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

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On September 25, 2018, Martin Eisenstein presented at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.  He discussed the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota, which changed the test for sales tax nexus, replacing the earlier physical presence test with an economic substance test.  As Eisenstein noted, the Court underscored that...

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Alabama Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Scholastic Book Clubs

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Brann & Isaacson partner David W. Bertoni, representing Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc., successfully argued to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals that the company had no obligation to collect and remit use taxes in connection with its sales of children’s books and related items to teachers, homeschooling parents, and schoolchildren.  The decision, which affirmed a judgment...

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