Election Lawyers Serving Chicago and All of Illinois
Election law is complex, and constantly evolving. Whether you are a candidate for public office, a corporation wanting to influence the electoral process, or you represent a political party or committee, there are multiple federal, state, and local laws of which you must be aware.
Election law can be extremely confusing, with even the smallest mistakes jeopardizing entire campaigns. At Parikh Law Group, LLC, our Chicago election lawyers guide clients through the complex maze of modern election laws and regulations to help you achieve your goals while avoiding the legal and ethical pitfalls that are all too common in politics.
Our attorneys represent candidates in every aspect of the election process, from election contests to litigation. We help clients:
- Understand the technical requirements necessary to run for a position or run your campaign;
- Challenge another candidate’s nomination;
- Stay in compliance with election laws;
- Challenge problematic election laws; and
- Understand the laws surrounding local campaign finance, lobbying, gifts, and pay-to-play.
We represent candidates, political parties and their committees, and those seeking to influence the political process. We also protect voting rights.
If you are running for office, having an experienced election attorney by your side can be the difference between a win and a loss. In addition to ensuring that you stay in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, the election lawyers at Parikh Law Group, LLC can help you at every stage of the election process, from gaining access to the ballot, understanding the nomination process, adhering to campaign finance rules, and filing or defending against an election day lawsuit, should the need arise. Post-election recounts are increasingly common, and without legal counsel to monitor election day activities and other issues that may arise, a candidate is, quite simply, unprepared.
Political parties need legal representation, too. In today’s political climate, internal party disputes are becoming increasingly common. When these disputes occur, more often than not they end up in court. Furthermore, when a political party or its committee fails to adhere to campaign finance laws, the result is often a hefty fine or worse. Having experienced legal counsel is critical to avoiding many issues and managing those that are sometimes impossible to avoid.
Those Who Seek to Influence the Political Process
Our election attorneys provide legal counsel to individuals, corporations, non-profits, and political action committees (PACs) on matters of campaign finance, ethics and lobbying, and rules around gifts. In an effort to prevent organizations and interest groups from exerting undue influence over candidates, there are complex regulations surrounding these matters. There are also multiple federal statutes governing this process, and serious penalties for failing to adhere to federal, state, and local laws.
How a Chicago Election Law Attorney Can Help
Office Term limitations and changes in political opinions have created an ever-evolving effect in the political arena, as seen in many recent elections. For candidates and incumbents, the pressure to win an election is made even more stressful by the requirement to raise campaign funds through donor support and properly raised campaign contributions, run costly campaigns utilizing many forms of media, and counter opponent campaign efforts effectively and ethically.
For everyone participating in today’s politics, compliance with election laws has never been more important. In today’s political climate, having an attorney well-versed in state and local Election laws is absolutely critical. Our election lawyers offer the following election-related legal services:
- General election advice
- Election finance guidance
- Voting rights
- Election litigation
Federal Election Laws
The election law team at Parikh Law Group, LLC has extensive knowledge and experience with Federal Election laws, including:
- Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), as amended;
- Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), as amended;
- Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA);
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA);
- Internal Revenue Code (IRC); and
- Executive branch ethics rules.
We strategically apply our knowledge to ensure that our clients’ best interests are protected throughout the entire election process, and that they remain in compliance with all program requirements and audits.
We routinely advise clients on the laws and rules governing lobbying, political contributions, political action committees (PACs), ethics implications, and corporate guidelines for related election law issues.
Parikh Law Group, LLC represents clients in both federal and state courts, and federal and state agencies and boards. Our Election Law advocacy experience includes challenges to elections and election laws, client defense, and amicus briefs. We also handle matters involving voting rights and campaign finance, and our representation extends to individuals, corporations, and organizations.
Our election lawyers regularly advise and have represented clients on matters before the following bodies:
- Federal Elections Commission
- Illinois State Board of Elections
- State of Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board
- Illinois Executive Ethics Commission
- Illinois Executive Inspector General
- Chicago Board of Elections
- State and federal courts
The Election Law team at Parikh Law Group, LLC has a passion and genuine appreciation for the election process — it is one of the greatest rights and privileges of living in a democracy. We take immense pride in helping clients fulfill their political dreams of holding public office, advising on statewide initiatives, or serving as members of political campaign committees.
Contact a Chicago Election Law Attorney Today
At Parikh Law Group, LLC, we understand the nuances of the political arena and strive to ensure that every one of our clients achieves their political goals. If you have an Election Law related question or issue, we can help. Contact us today for a confidential consultation about your case.