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Our Political Law team provides a wide range of legal advice at every stage of the political process. From state legislators, statewide officeholders, members of Congress, to state and local political party committees, and other individuals and organizations in the political arena, our team of professionals use their extensive experience and relationships to provide the following Political Law services:

For a more detailed explanation of our Political Law services, please contact any of our ZHF professionals.

Campaign Finance Compliance and Accounting

Our Firm handles all aspects of third-party and candidate committee formation, including ongoing compliance and accounting for those organizations and committees. We do that by working closely with clients to assist them with filing state and federal campaign finance reports, complying with state and federal campaign finance regulations, and ensuring all campaign funds are appropriately handled.

Redistricting Strategy and Litigation

One thing has become abundantly clear over the last couple decades: state legislative and congressional maps wind up in litigation. Our Firm’s Political Law team brings unparalleled experience to provide strategic counsel to clients involved in the redistricting process to help them navigate the various state and federal legal ambiguities – both before and after litigation.

Ballot Initiatives

In recent years, ballot issues have increased in both number and complexity. Not surprisingly, ballot issues have become more litigious. Our Firm provides guidance to clients before, during and after a ballot initiative to try and help the client achieve the ultimate outcome of a ballot initiative.

Election Contests and Access to the Ballot

Many times, election results are so narrow that the ultimate outcome winds up being resolved in post-election proceedings. Our team helps political candidates, election administrators, and political parties manage such proceedings, including representing them in litigation.

Lobbying and Ethics

Our Political Law team advises third party organizations, corporations, individual candidates, and elected officials in Ohio on how to comply with state lobbying laws or ethics matters.

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