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 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 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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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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Martin Eisenstein and Nathaniel Bessey Pen State Tax Notes Cover Story

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An article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Nathaniel Bessey, “Wayfair and P.L. 86-272 in a Services Economy,” is the cover story in the November 5, 2018, issue of State Tax Notes. In the piece, Eisenstein and Bessey explore the broader potential impacts of the Supreme Court’s recent opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair...

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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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