Dear Members & Others:

It is my sad duty to report the passing of our much beloved colleague and longtime ACMA tax counsel George S. Isaacson on August 19th, surrounded by his family. His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23rd, in the Chapel at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. The burial will be private. A reception will be held following burial at 12 p.m. on the Bowdoin campus. In addition to his stellar legal career, George was a long-time law professor at Bowdoin.

George was a great friend and advisor to many in our industry, aggressively fighting for the rights for direct sellers throughout his career and influencing the development of tax and other policy matters across the land. His sage advice has affected many merchants across the country and influenced the development of tax policy in most every state capital. His well-researched and scholarly opinions have been required reading in the complex world of taxation for decades.

George and his firm have provided invaluable advice and counsel to ACMA, much of it pro bono, allowing ACMA to become the force in tax policy it is now known for.

My personal relationship predates ACMA when George and I found ourselves sharing a stage at an industry event. We immediately struck up a friendship and kept in touch. When running a different business, over the years, I hired George periodically. It was logical to engage his firm, Brann & Isaacson on forming ACMA. I am compelled to honor George and his legacy and will be journeying to Maine this week to represent our group and George’s many contributions.

Brann & Isaacson has a great number of talented professionals, so we have no concerns about the firm’s ability to continue to represent the ACMA and many of its member companies. However, George’s towering intellect, humble and affable manner, and wry sense of humor will certainly be missed.

Hamilton Davison
President & Executive Director

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