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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
  • Sunshine Law & Open Government Laws
  • Election Litigation
  • Rulemaking & Rule Challenges

Events: Ready to Run: Launching Your Campaign
Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) Lobby Days |January 2020|Kelly A. O'Keefe, Bridget Smitha

In the Media: Florida Supreme Court weighs opening state’s closed primaries
Tampa Bay Times|December 2019

In the Media: Florida Supreme Court reviews ballot initiative to open state primaries
ABC Action News - WFTS Tampa Bay|December 2019

Publications: Burhans: Proposal lets all voters vote
Sarasota Herald-Tribune|October 2019|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: Facing Facts
Sunrise: A Florida Politics Podcast|October 2019

In the Media: Ashley Moody closed to open primaries proposal
Florida Politics|October 2019

In the Media: Florida GOP balks at open primaries proposal
Florida Politics|October 2019

In the Media: Florida economists, open primary supporters clash over projected costs
Tallahassee Democrat|September 2019

In the Media: Mystery money boosts campaign to limit Florida ballot measures
Tampa Bay Times|August 2019

In the Media: Ballot measure would temper both parties | Bill Cotterell
Pensacola News Journal|August 2019

In the Media: Another $704K backs primary election proposal
Florida Politics|August 2019

In the Media: Ballot measure would temper both parties
Tallahassee Democrat|August 2019

In the Media: Tryon: Open-primary initiatives reflect voting trends
Herald Tribune|July 2019

In the Media: 3 ballot proposals dominate signature gathering
FOX35|July 2019

In the Media: New restrictions begin for citizen initiatives
Politico|July 2019

In the Media: Ballot Initiative Pushes For Jungle Primaries In Florida
WFSU Public Media|July 2019

In the Media: Election, assault weapon proposals ready for court
News4Jax|June 2019

In the Media: Election, assault weapon proposals ready for court
Panama City News Herald|June 2019

In the Media: Another $2.25M raised in May for ‘All Voters Vote’ amendment
Florida Politics|June 2019

In the Media: Desantis signs controversial petition bill
Action News Jacksonville|June 2019

In the Media: Seven state ballot initiatives to watch in the coming months
Tallahassee Democrat|May 2019

In the Media: Lawmakers place barriers to ballot initiatives
The News-Press|May 2019

Events: Dark Money and Florida Political Committees
Masters Program of Applied American Politics and Policy, Florida State University |April 2019|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: “The Future of Florida’s Electorate – How will Florida Respond to the Rising Independent Voters?”
Association of Florida Developers, Inc. |November 2018|Reggie L. Bouthillier

Events: Open Primaries What Would It Mean For Florida?
Tampa Tiger Bay Club |October 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Dark Money and Florida Political Committees
Florida State University | Masters Program of Applied American Politics and Policy |April 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Introduction of City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber
NAWL Midyear Meeting |March 2018|Gigi Rollini

Events: Crossing Party Lines
Spectrum News |February 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: News 13: Ybeth Bruzual hosts 'Town Hall: Crossing Party Lines'
Orlando Sentinel|February 2018

Publications: Statement of Glenn Burhans to the Ethics & Elections Committee
Florida Constitution Review Commission|January 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: The Crisis of Political Intransigence
Tallahassee Exchange Club |December 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Introduction of Michelle Suskauer, Florida Bar President-Elect
Tallahassee Women Lawyers |November 2017|Gigi Rollini

In the Media: The high cost of losing for the football capital of Florida
Tallahassee Democrat|October 2017

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.

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.

Events: How to Advocate within the Law: Election & Campaign Finance Considerations for Nonprofits
United Partners for Human Services 15th Annual Conference for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, TCC Center for Workforce Development |May 2014|Gigi Rollini

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