Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys

Government and Political Activity Law

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Participation in the political process can be a critical component of an effective government relations strategy. MVA Public Affairs assists clients in navigating federal, state and local rules regarding all facets of political activity to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations. Our focus areas include campaign finance counsel, lobbying and ethics law compliance, and regulatory and legislative interpretation and guidance.

Our team includes a former general counsel for the North Carolina Department of Revenue, former legislative leadership staff from both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly and both parties, and experienced attorneys with extensive knowledge of government interactions, the legislative and regulatory process, agency management, tax and economic policy, government ethics, and campaign finance.

Campaign Finance

We counsel on all aspects of campaign finance, including not only legal advice on permissible activities but also practical political advice on effective giving and spending strategies. Areas of concentration include:

  • Permissible corporate political activity, whether through campaign contributions or direct action
  • Contribution limits (monetary and in-kind)
  • Targeted political giving
  • Use of corporate or individual resources for campaign fundraising
  • Permissible political activity and regulation of tax-exempt entities
  • Formation of federal and state PACs
  • PAC solicitation, expenditure and reporting requirements

Government Ethics

Our legal team advises clients on federal, state and local lobbying registration and reporting requirements and permissibility of use of corporate resources. Our services include:

  • Preparation and management of lobbyist and lobbyist principal registrations and reporting
  • Advice on restrictions on individual, corporate and lobbyist gifts
  • Counsel on use of corporate facilities and resources for or by elected officials
  • Guidance for government contractors
  • Consultation with relevant governing bodies for compliance matters

Regulatory and Legislative Guidance

Our team includes former legislative staffers with extensive experience in legislative and regulatory drafting, legislative committee staffing and caucus management. Our strengths include:

  • Interpretation of complex legislation and regulations
  • Drafting legislation and regulations
  • Thorough understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes
  • Strong relationships with members, officials and partisan staff from both parties in the legislative and executive branches
  • Strong relationships with nonpartisan, career staff in the legislative and executive branches

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