At Barton Mendez Soto, our team of highly skilled political entity attorneys proudly work with non-profit groups, businesses, and individuals who need reliable guidance in creating ballot measure committees and forming the right political entities they need to shape the outcome of elections, increase funding and spending to meet higher goals, and determine which tax exemption benefits they might qualify for.
While formalizing a political entity can have many benefits, we know firsthand that taking a meaningful vision to the next step can be a complicated process, which is why we make it our priority to use our deep experience in this unique area of law to provide clients with comprehensive counsel in all areas related to ballot measure committees and civic engagement.
There are a few types of political entities, and our knowledgeable legal professionals will gladly take the time to thoroughly review your particular methods and objectives so we can recommend an option that aligns with your plan. Choosing a suboptimal entity could have consequences on your activities, including taxes and fundraising. However, choosing an optimal entity with a qualified attorney in your corner can help ensure your organization is properly set up to grow and bring its mission to life.
When forming a political or civic entity, it is also important to consider compliance with campaign finance law, donation reporting regulations, and other rules. At Barton Mendez Soto PLLC, we collaborate with individuals, unions, businesses, and various other groups to form the right political entity for their purposes. Our Arizona election law attorneys have deep experience in this unique area of law, which allows us to provide comprehensive counsel. Our team can help forecast potential legal and financial risks so that you can move forward with clear information.
Contact our firm today if you need assistance with any of the following entity options:
- 527 Political Action Committees (PACs): This type of entity focuses on opposing or advocating for specific election candidates or political interests.
- 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations: This type of entity cannot work to favor or oppose a particular political candidate, nor can it participate in any restricted political activities such as those that a PAC can conduct. However, it can work toward limited nonpartisan political goals, such as increasing voter turnout.
- 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organizations: This type of entity’s main purpose is to improve the common welfare rather than serve private interests. While that definition might seem vague and subjective, particularly in terms of policy advocacy, there are specific qualifications and restrictions for this entity type.
“The lawyers at Barton Mendez Soto were very helpful in guiding the Classified Staff Association at MCCCD in establishing a non-profit corporation with the mission of representing employees.”- Shannon Ridgeway-Monaco, Former CSA Officer
“Mr. Barton took care of my discrimination case, very grateful for this team of people during such a stressful time.”- Previous Client
Our dedicated attorneys understand that the decision – or obligation – to form an entity can have significant implications. Our trusted legal team has earned a reputation for our unparalleled engagement in the political and legal spheres. We have worked alongside some of Arizona’s most prominent political groups and activists and continue to advise the leaders of the future. Whether you need help registering a ballot measure committee, advice on applicable disclosure and disclaimer requirements, or additional resources to file campaign reports detailing campaign contributions and expenditures, Barton Mendez Soto has you covered.
We offer comprehensive legal services at a flat fee rate, which allows new entities to accurately budget while gaining professional insight. Call (480) 418-0668 or contact us online to set up your first consultation today. Hablamos Español!
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