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  • Top Washington, D.C. Law Firm Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC Announces Opening of Tallahassee Office Washington, D.C. – Today, top Washington DC-based law firm, Holtzman Vogel, announced the opening of its office in Tallahassee, Florida. This expands the law firm’s presence in Florida where......

  • It will be the Washington-based firm's first Florida office. Eight partners at Hopping Green & Sams have left the firm to join one of the nation’s top lobbying firms, The Vogel Group, and leading law firms, Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak....

  • Washington, D.C.: June 16, 2021 – Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC, a top political law practice based in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce the addition to the firm of Ed Wenger as Partner and John Cycon as Senior Associate. “Holtzman Vogel is......

  • POLITICAL CONSULTANTS SUE OVER EXCLUSION FROM SMALL BUSINESS LOANS: The American Association of Political Consultants has sued the Small Business Administration, arguing that the agency’s rules prohibiting businesses “primarily engaged in political or lobbying activities” from receiving coronavirus relief loans are unconstitutional. ...

  • D.C. District Court rules federal candidate loan repayment limit unconstitutional By Tom Josefiak, Jason Torchinsky, Matt Petersen, Jessica Johnson, Steve Roberts Recently, a special three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for D.C. unanimously ruled that a provision of the Federal Election Campaign Act (“FECA”)......

  • Washington, D.C:  May 17, 2021 – Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC is pleased to announce that it has formally changed its name to Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky Josefiak PLLC. The new name includes firm partner Jan W. Baran and underscores the significant contributions he has made since joining the firm earlier this......

  • Things to Know About Your Next Dial Campaign: FAQ on what the Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling in Facebook v. Duguid Actually Means for TCPA Compliance by Steve Roberts, Andrew Pardue In a unanimous ruling on April 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Facebook......

  • Changes to take effect six months after OMB approval of implementing rules By: Steve Roberts, Darby Grant The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently released a Report and Order which modified a number of requirements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) in order to comply......

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. January 14, 2021 – Holtzman Vogel, PLLC (Holtzman Vogel) – a leading law firm that serves a diverse client base of prominent companies, non-profits, individuals, and campaigns – announced today that Jan W. Baran has joined the firm as Partner....

  • Supreme Court, FCC issue key decisions for text messages for 2020 election season TCPA will continue to be in force, but FCC won’t consider “peer to peer” text messages a violation Jason Torchinsky, Steve Roberts, Phillip Gordon Two key decisions coming just days apart will......

  • The spread of COVID-19 is causing not only a health crisis and economic turmoil, but is also affecting the fundamental act of citizenship in a democracy — voting. Several states have already postponed primaries to help stem the outbreak. If November’s election takes place in......

  • Inside this Edition: ELECTIONS UPDATE Additional States Postpone Congressional Primary Elections; Reporting Deadlines Adjusted FEC UPDATE  DC District Court Enters Default Judgment Against the FEC in CREW, et al. v. FEC IRS UPDATE IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines, Including Form 990-series Returns and Notices IRS......

  • POLITICAL CONSULTANTS SUE OVER EXCLUSION FROM SMALL BUSINESS LOANS: The American Association of Political Consultants has sued the Small Business Administration, arguing that the agency’s rules prohibiting businesses “primarily engaged in political or lobbying activities” from receiving coronavirus relief loans are unconstitutional. ...

  • Inside this Edition: ELECTIONS UPDATE States Experiment with Vote-By-Mail Options While Addressing Challenges and Facing Lawsuits Wisconsin Holds Primary Election After Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks Executive Order Rescheduling Primary Election and United States Supreme Court Rules Against Lower Court’s Extension of Absentee Ballot Deadlines Election......

  • Inside this Edition: ELECTIONS UPDATE Democratic Convention Postponed Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides $400M for Election Preparations Fifteen States and Puerto Rico Have Now Postponed Primary Elections FEC UPDATE Impact of Postponed Elections on Reporting Periods and Deadlines BUSINESS UPDATE Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides Economic Relief......