Election and Political Law Practice
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean advises a wide range of non-profits, corporations and political groups, including charities, foundations, social welfare organizations, trade associations, for-profit corporations, connected and non-connected political committees, candidate committees, Presidential campaign committees, donors, lobbyists and consultants. Webster, Chamberlain & Bean's election law practice was established before the passage of the Federal Election Campaign Act ("FECA") in 1971, making it one of the nation's oldest election law practices.
As the leading law firm specializing in providing a full range of services to non-profits organizations, we are uniquely equipped to offer clients comprehensive advice from start to finish as to all areas of the law relating to legislative and political activity, including compliance with all relevant federal, state and local tax, election, lobby, ethics and communications laws, and registration and reporting requirements. Whether our clients are launching an extensive grassroots lobbying campaign, hosting a reception involving elected officials, or stepping into the political arena for the first time, we can respond to discrete questions, provide counsel as to the proper organization to form, or provide a comprehensive compliance framework for an existing organization.
We have extensive experience practicing before the Federal Election Commission (FEC), state election authorities, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and federal, state and local lobbying and ethics authorities. Our experience includes client defense as well as challenges to existing laws and regulations.
The scope of our services includes forming and registering non-profits and political entities, providing ongoing guidance and reporting assistance, comprehensive review of educational, lobbying and political activities for compliance with laws, defending against all aspects of FEC and IRS enforcement, litigating election law/campaign finance reform cases, filing comments in response to Federal Election Commission rulemakings, conducting audits, and providing advice regarding governance, fundraising, and advertising.