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Establishing and Maintaining Political Organizations
Caplin & Drysdale
Establishing and Maintaining Political Organizations

Recent U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate court decisions, as well as pending federal legislation, present a shifting legal landscape for all politically active corporations, organizations, and individuals.  Strict compliance with these ever-changing rules is a must in order to avoid severe civil and criminal penalties in a realm where even an allegation of impropriety can devastate an organization or individual.

Caplin & Drysdale's decades of experience and sophisticated understanding of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and similar state laws is vital to our clients' success in this challenging environment. Call the firm's Political Law group when:

    • Establishing a corporate PAC on the federal or state level;
    • Creating a "Super PAC," 527 organization, or 501(c)(4) entity;
    • Seeking advice on workplace political activity in a corporate or trade association setting;
    • Preparing disclosure reports for the FEC, the IRS, or any state regulatory agency;
    • Conducting internal investigations or audits related to political activities;
    • Holding fundraising events;
    • Merging federal or state PACs with those of another corporation;
    • Seeking Advisory Opinions from federal and state regulators;
    • Making political contributions to federal, state, and local candidates, which can trigger burdensome reporting obligations; and
    • Implementing payroll deduction and charitable incentive programs for PAC contributors.
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