Practice Areas


Practice Areas

Remcho, Johansen & Purcell specializes in political, election, ethics, constitutional, and public policy law.  We advise government agencies, nonprofits, ballot measure committees, lobbyists, candidates, public officials, corporations, and political action committees about participating in elections and government decision-making at the federal, state, and local levels. 

For more than 30 years, our attorneys have litigated some of the most important constitutional, ballot measure, campaign finance, education finance, and election law cases in California.  This includes successfully challenging California’s campaign finance laws, defending the state’s redistricting plans, and defending against legal challenges to high-profile statewide initiatives, including the Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative (Proposition 71) and the California Children and Families Initiative (Proposition 10). 

Representative clients include the California Senate and Assembly, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the California State Controller’s Office, the California State Treasurer’s Office, the California Teachers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Unite HERE!, along with numerous federal, state and local public officials and candidates, and a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations, associations, corporations, and law firms.

  • Read our summary of changes to California election and political law in 2011. The summary addresses several of the firm’s practice areas, including Elections; Initiatives, Referenda and Recalls; Campaign Finance; Enforcement Actions; Ethics, Conflicts, and Lobbying; Public Agency Representation; and Redistricting. Click here for more.

  • Check out our summary of recent developments affecting local campaign finance ordinances in our 2010 presentation to the League of California Cities. Click here for more.

  • See the firm’s update on the effect of Vargas v. City of Salinas on the use of public funds, which was presented at the League of California Cities' annual conference. Click here for more. 

Select one of the Practice Areas on the left for more information.


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