B&I Attorneys Pen Cover Story for State Tax Notes

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On March 16, 2020, an article by David W. Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Jamie Szal, “Crossfire Hurricane: Perils in a Post-Wayfair World,” (subcription required) was featured as the cover story in State Tax Notes. The authors address three unanticipated consequences for business from the 2018 Supreme Court opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. First,...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Critique Alaska Municipal Tax Agreement in Law360

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In their article published by Law360 on November 27, 2019, “Alaska Tax Agreement Only Burdens Remote Retailers” (subscription required), managing partner Martin I. Eisenstein and partner Matthew P. Schaefer discuss the formation by 15 Alaska municipalities of the Alaska Remote Seller Tax Commission and the potential impact of the Alaska Intergovernmental Remote Seller Sales Tax...

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Seven Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored By Super Lawyers

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2019: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O. Stitham—Business Litigation and Intellectual...

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Law360 Features State Tax Article by Martin Eisenstein

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On October 4, 2019, Law360 published managing partner Martin Eisenstein’s article on “Direct Taxes: The Next Shoe To Drop After Wayfair” (subscription required). In the article, Eisenstein addresses an issue looming large after the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which opened the door to the use of “economic nexus” as a basis...

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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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George Isaacson Speaks at Columbia Law School

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On September 21, 2019, senior partner George Isaacson delivered a presentation at Columbia Law School as part of the “Tampon Tax LAB (Legal Action Brainstorm),” sponsored by Period Equity and The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. Isaacson’s talk was on “Key Considerations in Challenging a State Sales Tax Law.” The LAB brought together practitioners...

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Isaacson and Stitham Pen State Tax Notes Cover Story on The “Tampon Tax”

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An article by senior partner George Isaacson and partner Stacy O. Stitham, “The ‘Tampon Tax’: Hidden Gender Bias in Medical Products Exemptions,” was the cover story of the September 16, 2019, issue of State Tax Notes. Isaacson and Stitham argue that the failure to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales taxes effectively enshrines gender bias...

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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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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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