Political Law

Legal Counsel That Moves Your Campaign Forward


Building and operating political campaigns is hard work. What is difficult can become impossible when campaigns are faced with legal questions and do not receive the right legal guidance quickly. We provide you with the legal counsel necessary to avoid those legal roadblocks so your campaign can keep moving forward.

At Hubay Dougherty, provides political campaigns and political action campaigns with legal advice on pressing questions related to strategy, compliance, personnel/employment and building infrastructure. Firm partner Scott Hubay previously worked for campaigns at the federal and non-federal statewide levels, and he uses that background to help his clients be successful.

We offer free initial consults to people looking to run for office and will build partnerships with campaign organizations at launch or after they are already formed.


Legal Counsel For Your Entire Political Operation

Scott’s experience behind the scenes on both nonfederal and federal political campaigns allows him to anticipate legal roadblocks you may encounter before they happen. Our firm can help you with many issues that arise during the campaign process, including:

  • Building campaign organization infrastructure
  • Campaign finance compliance
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing requirements
  • Day-to-day bookkeeping issues
  • IRS tax compliance
  • State elections reporting requirements
  • Contracts and legal agreements related to your campaign
  • Employment/labor law issues, including classification of employees and contractors

In addition to Scott’s experience and knowledge, we also tap the talents of accountants and tax professionals to provide your campaign with the guidance it needs. If you do not presently have in-house counsel, talk to us – we often step in and fill that role for clients who need the support.


Discover How We Can Support Your Campaign

Successful political campaigns don’t happen by accident. They are the result of discipline, strategy, planning, and execution. Hubay Dougherty can help you build a powerful campaign organization, one in which staff and volunteers feel energized, supported, and ready to do it all again, if need be. Prevent costly legal mistakes before they start by calling our Cleveland office at 216-282-6732 to set up a free initial consultation or fill out our online contact form