The established firm Shifman & Carlson, P.C. represents and advises campaigns and candidates on the many areas of law that have an impact on their activities on a daily basis. Those areas can include the beginning of campaign formation up to Election Day and the following operations and recounts. Campaigns, like small businesses, run into issues in almost every area of law. The particular issues of contract law, real estate law, and sometimes even copyright law may need to be dealt with in order to run an efficient campaign. Besides facing the same regulations as small businesses, campaigns must also comply with campaign finance and election laws. In serving our campaign and candidate clients, we work not only on day-to-day reporting and compliance issues, but also in representing campaigns before the Secretary of State and the Federal Election Commission, should the need arise.
Shifman & Carlson, P.C. represents Political Action and Ballot Question Committees at both the state and federal level, from the time of formation and through elections. Every committee has its own goals and functions, each accompanied by its own unique challenges and regulations. Committees, like campaigns, are subject to all the regulations of running a small business, plus applicable state and federal campaign finance and election laws.
Committees must also be careful due to the constant evolution of campaign finance law, as reflected in the Federal Election Commission's constant revisions to its regulations. Our firm regularly stays abreast of these changing laws and understands how to maintain proper compliance. For instance, Ballot Question Committees face issues like drafting language and collecting signatures. In meeting these challenges and regulations, our firm has the experience and expertise necessary to give your committee a sound legal foundation, allowing you to focus on your political goals while we handle the legal distractions. Our firm also represents clients in matter concerning municipal & school finance, estate planning, small business & franchise law, real estate, nonprofits & charities, and more.
Let our team take care of the legal details while you concentrate on producing a successful political campaign. Call Shifman & Carlson, P.C. today!
Serving MI Since 1963 – 100+ Years of Combined Experience
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