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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State Tax Notes Publishes Cover Feature By Martin Eisenstein and David Swetnam-Burland

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The cover of the June 6, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes featured an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland, “Chaos Theory: the States’ Response to Wayfair.” The article addresses the states’ responses to the Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which Brann & Isaacson represented the...

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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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Schaefer Speaks to Students at Richmond School of Law

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On March 7, 2019, partner Matthew Schaefer facilitated a mock conciliation conference and answered questions from 3L and 2L students in Professor Hayes Holderness’ State and Local Tax Law course at Richmond School of Law.  Schaefer first judged presentations made by the students in an advocacy exercise, before engaging with them in a discussion of the...

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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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Bertoni and Swetnam-Burland Pen Cover Article For State Tax Notes

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Partners David Bertoni and David Swetnam-Burland have written the cover article for the March 11, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes. In their article, “Storming the Castle: Qui Tam After Sprint’s $330M Settlement” (subscription required), they examine efforts of private parties and states to use state false claims acts to bring lawsuits alleging the under-collection...

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Martin Eisenstein Gives Presentation on Wayfair for Foreign Sellers

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On February 5, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein presented a Strafford Webinar entitled “New Economic Presence Nexus Standards for Foreign Remote Sellers: Impact of Wayfair Holding on Non-U.S. Companies.” Eisenstein addressed the challenges facing sellers outside the United States posed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, and the practical ways...

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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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Matthew Schaefer Discusses Post-Wayfair Landscape in Podcast

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Partner Matthew Schaefer recently spoke with host Mike O’Brien of MultiChannel Merchant on the MCM CommerceChat podcast in a session assisting retailers in “Breaking Down the Aftermath of the Wayfair Decision.” Schaefer explained key aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which he took part as a member...

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