Arent Fox directly assists individuals and organizations who wish to establish non-profits and become active in politics, campaigns, issue advocacy and lobbying.
Our Political Law Group includes attorneys from the non-profits practice. Richard Newman and Deanne Ottaviano have created hundreds of tax-exempt organizations for partisan and non-partisan organizations, trade associations, professional organizations, national membership groups, public charities and private foundations.
We assist non-profits in each of the steps that are necessary to create an effective organization. We also work closely with professional non-profit treasurers and compliance managers who handle the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of these organizations.
Our advice extends to corporate and tax matters, lobbying, compliance with state registration requirements, annual tax filings, how to make political contributions, independent expenditures and issue advocacy advertisements all through traditional broadcast media, web-based and innovative communications channels.