Weber Dowd Law can help you when you are deciding to run for elective office in New Jersey; looking to support a favorite candidate; facing a lawsuit over your campaign activity; or just trying to ensure that you are complying with New Jersey election law when operating a campaign.
For nearly 20 years, our attorneys have advised and represented candidates, political party committees, present and former elected officials and businesses on a variety of legal issues surrounding political campaigns and elections in New Jersey. Weber Dowd Law can assist your campaign in state election law compliance at every step of the process, including campaign formation, campaign finance obligations, the candidate petition filing process, day-to-day campaign activity before and during the election, and we help provide a mobile legal team to assist in emergent matters on Election Day.
Weber Dowd Law has successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of candidates, campaign committees and political party committees at the state, county and municipal level. We can assist you and your campaign in initiating and defending legal challenges to petitions, requests for a recount and recheck, absentee ballot (vote by mail) fraud, voting irregularities, and challenging the results of an election. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending election victories in court and challenging illegal voting efforts to protect the rights of our client candidates and ensure that the voter’s voice has been heard on Election Day.
Our firm has extensive experience assisting clients in understanding and complying with the New Jersey laws and regulations governing campaign fundraising and spending; represent clients before the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (“ELEC”); and we can provide guidance to businesses and individuals who want to support a candidate and ensure they are complying with New Jersey’s election laws when they make a contribution.
Our years of Corporate Law experience allows us to provide guidance particularly to larger campaigns when candidates seek the legal protections of non-profit corporate status. We assist the candidate in establishing the campaign as a corporate entity, complying with federal and state corporate filing obligations, and structuring the campaign entity in a manner that allows the candidate and campaign staff to focus on the election at hand.