The organization and activities of associations of persons are often subject to federal, state or local regulation. These regulations can become difficult to navigate — it helps to have the guidance of attorneys who have been assisting a variety of different kinds of organizations for years.
At Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., our more than 30 years of experience helping associations to run properly and be in compliance with the law will contribute to your organization's success. Contact our Harrisburg association law lawyers at 717-743-1682 to schedule an appointment.
Experienced Lawyers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Our attorneys represent local and state organizations of every kind. Some examples include:
- Professional associations such as Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®
- Boroughs/municipal associations, such as the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs
- Non-profit organizations such as Keystone Human Services
- Other interest groups and trade associations
At Caldwell & Kearns we provide general advice to our association clients including drafting and reviewing bylaws, drafting and revising policy and procedural manuals, employment advice, contract reviews, litigation support, legal and procedural guidance at meetings, and regulatory compliance. We can also provide assistance to Political Action Committees and Foundations.
Organizations receiving state or federal funding are subject to governmental laws regulating diversity like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its recent amendments, and federal laws governing fair housing and accessibility. Sometimes even professional or special interest associations become so large and influential, or do business that is so far-reaching, that they have a quasi-governmental quality. As a result, they may be subject to these same laws.
We also act as extremely capable general practitioner for associations and organizations for any legal matter that may arise, including development of policies and handling legislative issues. Our representation of association clients has included amicus briefs filed before the Pennsylvania and United States Supreme Courts.
State Legislative Policy Issues
We provide advice concerning current, pending and future legislation. We have drafted new and amended legislation on behalf of our association clients, and have provided guidance with lobbying efforts for our many associations.
Contact our experienced attorneys in Harrisburg, Hershey or Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, to schedule an appointment with Stanley Laskowski, James Goldsmith and Brett Woodburn. We also offer legal advice regarding your dispute that is in the negotiation stage, mediation or arbitration.
We also have offices located at 325 Laudermilch Road, Hershey, PA 17033 and 113 E. Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036. There is free off-street parking at Hershey and Hummelstown.