Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland Publish Article on Chicago Lease Transaction Tax in Tax Notes State

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The April 5, 2021 issue of Tax Notes State features an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland, “Will the Chicago Lease Transaction Tax Survive a Strong Wind?” Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland detail the expansive interpretation the City of Chicago has adopted of its personal property lease transaction tax as applied to digital...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Summary Judgment for U.S. Auto Parts in Massachusetts Tax Dispute

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On January 28, 2021, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board granted summary judgment in favor of Brann & Isaacson client, U.S. Auto Parts, and abated a sales tax assessment dating to October 1, 2017. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue had assessed U.S. Auto Parts, which did not have a physical presence in Massachusetts, under its Internet Vendor...

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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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George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and David Bertoni Published in State Tax Notes and Law360

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This week has seen a flurry of publications by Brann & Isaacson partners on key issues in state tax law as we near the end of 2019. On December 13, 2019, Law360 published an article by managing partner Martin I. Eisensteinand partner David W. Bertoni entitled, “Beware Eroding Tax Protections for Website Operators” (subscription required)....

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Present Webinar on Economic Nexus for State Tax

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On September 24, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications entitled “Economic Presence Nexus for States and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards After Wayfair.”  The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on increased state taxing authority under the “economic nexus” standards validated by South Dakota...

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Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer Present Webinar on Tax Treatment of Direct Mail and Electronic Communications Post-Wayfair

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On August 20, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on the “Sales Tax Treatment of Direct Mail and Online Communications Post-Wayfair.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on the expanded state sales tax obligations of printers and purchasers of direct mail after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota...

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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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