Lobbying & Compliance
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August 25, 2020 | Ben Seitelman
Lobbying compliance is serious business. Keeping up with all of the different rules, deadlines, and often confusing requirements federally, in every state, and in scores of cities and counties across the country is daunting. Do you need to attend training before you can begin advocating? Do you need a special badge before you lobby in person? When are reports due? Juggling all this while executing a sophisticated government affairs program can be a costly endeavor — in both time and resources. But it doesn’t need to be.
Let us manage your federal, state, and local registration and reporting responsibilities so you can focus on advocacy. MultiState’s team of compliance professionals does more than keep you in line with all the rules — we give you peace of mind. Our centralized online system consolidates all needed forms in one place, saving you time and giving you the confidence to do your job. Our online compliance guides make sure you know filing requirements and triggers before you go. Or call our experts directly, without worrying about incurring additional fees billed in six minute increments. Our flat-fee-based service is comprehensive, cost-effective, and ensures you can focus time and energy on your advocacy goals. Our motto is: no surprises.
The foundation of our compliance service is our industry-leading online system, which is a convenient, one-stop-shop that consolidates all of your filing requirements in one place in an intuitive format. You can easily identify what deadlines are coming up, what’s in progress, and what you’ve already filed. Our team will have personalized to-do lists and notifications, and once we have the info we need, we review and submit filings on your behalf. We uncomplicate compliance for you.
Do you still need help? Our compliance pros are always here to answer your questions, help you resolve any issues you encounter, and make recommendations on how you can improve your process internally. We’re here every step of the way.
For the do-it-yourselfers, you’ll have access to our online compliance guides to navigate you through the rules in each jurisdiction. These quick-reference guides are mobile-friendly and easy-to-read in a FAQ format. Our guides are continuously updated as rules change and cover lobbying registration and reporting requirements, gift limits and restrictions, “pay to play” rules, social media advocacy, and campaign finance regulations. With our guides, you’ll know before you go.
To make you more efficient, we first need to know where you’re at now. How do you keep track of forms, requirements, and deadlines? Who manages your compliance process? What challenges are you facing today with regard to timely and accurate registration and reporting?
Our people are your strategic advantage. Our compliance professionals have seen it all. We’ve been helping clients comply with lobbying registration and reporting for more than 30 years. Once we understand your team and workflow, we’ll recommend strategic opportunities for improvement — including doing all the legwork for you.
MultiState’s industry-leading online compliance system and our team of experts is the solution you need to streamline lobbying compliance and ensure you never miss a deadline. Your dashboard is tailored specifically to your government affairs program and your team. Leave the details to us.
Complying with all federal, state, and local lobbying laws is one of the most important components of your government affairs program — and it doesn’t have to be a chore. Let us give you peace of mind, save you time and money, and leave you with more bandwidth to focus on your advocacy goals.
“I approach each compliance scenario with a process in mind. My goal every day is to give our clients the tools and information they need to act with confidence and help them sleep better at night. After nearly two decades in compliance there is rarely a situation my team and I haven't encountered.”
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