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Overview

Our state-wide team assists clients in every aspect of participation in the political process. We advise public officials, judges, candidates and campaigns, political action committees, corporations, membership and non-profit organizations, lobbyists, and high-net worth individual donors on a range of issues, including campaign advertising and finance, disputed elections, Florida Open Government / Sunshine Laws, and ethics issues. We also counsel clients on drafting and advancing proposed legislation, constitutional amendments, and other ballot initiatives.

  • Federal and Florida Election Law Compliance
    • Campaign Finance Regulations
    • Formation and Operation of PACs
    • Political Advertising and Electioneering Communications
    • Lobbying and Other Political Activity Regulations
  • Recounts and Contested Elections
  • Voting Rights Act Issues
  • Ballot Qualification
  • Legislation and Ballot Initiatives
    • Policy Development
    • Strategic Consulting and Drafting for Proposed Legislation
    • Constitutional and Charter Amendments
    • Other Ballot Initiatives
  • Judicial Campaigns and Ethics Inquiries
  • Ethics Rules and Counseling 
  • Florida Elections Commission
  • Florida Commission on Ethics
  • Extraordinary Writ Proceedings
  • Florida Sunshine / Open Government Laws

Publications: Who Runs The World?
Election & Political Law Report |September 2017|Kelly A. O'Keefe, Bridget Smitha

Events: Launching Your Campaign | Women Can Run
The Oasis Center for Women & Girls |September 2017|Kelly A. O'Keefe, Bridget Smitha

Publications: This Is Not My Beautiful House ... How Did I Get Here?
Election & Political Law Report |August 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr., Bridget Smitha

Publications: Is That Legal? Paying Expenses With Campaign Funds
Election & Political Law Report |July 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr., Bridget Smitha

Publications: 2017 Legislative Round-Up: What's New In Election & Political Law?
Election & Political Law Report |June 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Election Law: Rules, rules and more rules
Institute for Civic Leadership |June 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Perspectives on Medical Marijuana
Bio Florida |April 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Publications: Sometimes government works right
Tallahassee Democrat|March 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: The Florida Constitution Review Commission: Three Election Law Reforms
Tallahassee Exchange Club |December 2016|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Talk Show Appearance
The Usual Suspects |October 2016|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: Voters Go Indie
Florida Weekly|March 2016

In the Media: Democrat? Republican? Nope. Youngest voters reject the parties
The Florida Times Union|March 2016

Publications: Voters should not have to join a party
Tallahassee Democrat|February 2016|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: Group wants open voting
Tampa Bay Times|July 2015

Publications: O civility, where art thou?
Context Florida|July 2015|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Talk Show Appearance
The Usual Suspects |July 2015|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: The Accidental Lobbyist: Florida Lobbyist Registration Requirements and Applicable Public Records Act Provisions
February 2015|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

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