Ballot Measures (Initiative & Referendum)

Over the past four decades, Nielsen Merksamer has been legal counsel for either the opponents or proponents of more than 435 ballot measures, including most major California statewide initiatives or referenda, along with scores of local ballot measures. We advise our ballot measure clients on all aspects of campaigning, from initiative drafting and filing, contesting ballot language and other pre-election litigation, campaign finance law and disclosure, observing and potentially contesting the final vote, and post-election substantive challenges.  We can serve as campaign treasurer in conjunction with these roles or independently.

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Ballot measure collage Nov 2020