Martin Eisenstein and Nathaniel Bessey Pen State Tax Notes Cover Story

/ 0 Comments

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...

Read More
separator

George Isaacson Addresses Boston Bar Association On Wayfair’s Impact

/ 0 Comments

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...

Read More
separator

B&I Partner Recalls His Day In The Supreme Court For Super Lawyers

/ 0 Comments

An article in the November 2018 issue of New England Super Lawyers, “The Whole Show: How Peter Brann Won by Throwing Away Everything and Starting Over,” Brann & Isaacson partner Peter Brann recalls his experience representing the State of Maine in the United States Supreme Court1999. Honored by Super Lawyers again in 2018 in the...

Read More
separator

On the Cover of State Tax Notes: Isaacson and Bertoni Discuss Stare Decisis

/ 0 Comments

George Isaacson and David Bertoni made the cover of State Tax Notes this month with the latest installment of Brann & Isaacson’s quarterly column Eyes On E-Commerce.   In their article, “The Strange Death of Stare Decisis” Isaacson and Bertoni contend that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in South Dakota v. Wayfair and Janus v....

Read More
separator

Schaefer Details Post-Wayfair Uncertainty in New Article

/ 0 Comments

Partner Matthew Schaefer, who served as co-counsel to the Respondents in the landmark case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., has published a feature article in the August 2018 edition of Digital Business Lawyer reporting on the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision and the uncertainty it leaves for remote sellers and states regarding the enforceability of...

Read More
separator

Isaacson Addresses Congressional Internet Caucus Academy on Wayfair’s Effects

/ 0 Comments

Senior Partner George Isaacson joined a distinguished panel of experts on Monday, July 9, 2018, to consider the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. In that opinion, the Court overruled long–standing precedent and held that a state tax authority may require an out–of–state business to collect and remit...

Read More
separator

SUPREME COURT ISSUES 5–4 OPINION IN HIGH–PROFILE STATE TAX CASE

/ 0 Comments

On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the most significant state tax case to face the high court in decades. In a narrow, 5-4 decision, the Court overruled long–standing precedent, announced first in National Bellas Hess v. Department of Revenue of Illinois (1967) and...

Read More
separator

TC Heartland Venue Argument Was Not “Available” Before TC Heartland Opinion Issued

/ 0 Comments

In this week’s episode of Patent Venue, when is a change in the law a change in the law? On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in TC Heartland, reversing the Federal Circuit and reaffirming that a corporate defendant can only be sued for patent infringement either in its state of residence...

Read More
separator

Spokeo Speaks — Again

/ 0 Comments

In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has again allowed a case to go forward on a gossamer thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that concrete harm must alleged.

Read More
separator

Oil States Versus The Administrative State

/ 0 Comments

The Supreme Court has now heard from the petitioner in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. At issue is not only the fate of inter partes review of patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, but possibly the ability of administrative agencies to review and retract their own erroneous decisions....

Read More
separator