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Jamie Szal

Brann & Isaacson

Jamie focuses her practice on assisting businesses in all aspects of state and local tax controversy, from regulatory and administrative proceedings through civil litigation. In the wake of the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which the Brann & Isaacson tax team represented Wayfair, and also as businesses come out of the COVID-19 pandemic with vastly different workplace policies, she also works with companies of all sizes to evaluate their nexus profile, consider a tax collection and reporting action plan, and register with state and local tax authorities across the U.S.

Jamie came to Brann & Isaacson following several years at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. As Counsel in both the Litigation Bureau and Office of Appeals, Jamie focused on complex tax issues facing corporations and pass-through entities. She earned her LL.M. in Taxation and Certificate in State and Local Taxation, both with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center.

Jamie is an active volunteer with the alumni network of her alma mater, Trinity College, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees, recently as President of the Executive Committee of the Trinity College Alumni Association, currently serves on Trinity’s Women’s Leadership Council, and has also served as an alumni coach and mentor of pre-law students. Jamie also serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Community Dental, a non-profit dental organization focused on making superior quality dental services available to all Mainers, especially those in need. Lastly, Jamie serves on the Board of Directors of MothersEsquire, a non-profit dedicated to fighting for gender equity in the law and for empowering lawmoms to advocate for themselves and one another. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys raising her fiercely independent, impish daughter; singing ; exploring Down East and its many hiking trails with her husband, daughter, and dogs; and indulging in all things chocolate.

My Sessions

Tax Strategies for Solos & Smalls in a Digital and Web 3.0 World

As law firms increasingly incorporate tech into their practice, they confront new issues related to tax compliance from paying virtual contractors (including those overseas), tax treatment of advance flat fees and crypto payments, to appropriate tax deductions for tech tools. Lawyers have also raised concerns over taxes on their virtual services and the tech tools […]

Financial Management
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Web3 and Law Firm Financials

Web3 and the metaverse is finally making its way to law firms with modern, tech savvy clients now seeking to pay lawyers with cryptocurrency or through other alternatives made possible by blockchain technology in exchange for services. But these new forms of payment can raise tax and ethics traps for the unwary. In this session, […]

Financial Management
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