About The Firm

Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC is a law firm dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals by providing strategic counsel and compliance advice to entities engaged in political and policy matters. Our clients range from officeholders, candidates, PACs, party committees, to non-profit organizations, business corporations, trade associations, and individuals engaged at the federal, state, and local levels.

Our attorneys focus on the details of compliance and navigating regulations so that you can focus on carrying out your mission. We work to protect not only your legal interests, but also your reputational interests, to ensure that our clients understand their options and the potential repercussions of proposed activities, including tax implications, filing and disclosure obligations, or providing intelligence to competitors. Our services include a particular focus on compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Ethics in Government Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and the Internal Revenue Code, as well as analogous state law and Congressional rules.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Chambers and Partners has recognized our firm as one of the top political law firms in the country. We have also been recognized by Washingtonian, Politico, and Campaigns & Elections as among the top lawyers in our field.

The attorneys at HVJT have a broad range of experience and have spent decades serving in the agencies and bodies that create and enforce federal election and campaign finance law, including the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice. Our attorneys have served as Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Chief Counsel of the Republican National Committee, General Counsel to a Presidential Inaugural Committee, Counsel to the Speaker of the House, counsels to federal agencies and FEC Commissioners, and counsels to numerous presidential, vice-presidential, senatorial, congressional and gubernatorial campaigns, national political conventions, and Super PACs. We regularly represent clients before the Federal Election Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and numerous state and local enforcement agencies, as well as in federal and state court.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Lobbying Regulation, Campaign Finance and Government Ethics

HVJT counts among its clients Fortune 500 companies and trade associations who rely on the firm to advise and manage their government relations compliance efforts at the federal, state and local level in jurisdictions across the country. These clients rely on HVJT for guidance and strategic advice on lobbying, pay-to-play regulations, operating a corporate PAC, engaging in the policy arena at all levels of government, and crafting and implementing internal policies to ensure company-wide compliance. Our firm counsels its clients on the gift rules and other federal, state, and local lobbying registration and disclosure laws. We provide comprehensive, 50-state analysis of direct and grassroots lobbying rules. This includes state and federal rules applicable to television, mail, internet and phone programs.

Election Law

PACs, Super PACs, candidate committees and other entities are increasingly subject to extensive federal, state and local regulation. We provide counsel on all campaign finance and election law matters, including organization of state and federal PACs, Super PACs and candidate committees. We assist with reporting, ongoing compliance, and defending against enforcement actions, administrative complaint and audit matters.

Tax-Exempt Organizations

In an era where tax rules can be determinative of outcomes, HVJT provides legal services to a wide variety of non-profit and tax-exempt organizations as well, including Section 501(c)(3) charities and private foundations, Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, and Section 501(c)(6) trade associations, individuals, traditional non-connected and connected PACs, and super PACs. When these entities wish to engage in public advocacy, we work with our clients to determine how they can most effectively advance their goals while complying with the many levels of regulation they face. We advise clients on matters including the formation of tax-exempt entities, application for recognition of tax-exempt status, corporate governance, and compliance with IRS, FEC and lobbying rules. Additionally, we provide state charities bureau registration and compliance services to charities, fundraising counsel and professional solicitors.