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Torres Law Group, PLLC is a leading political law firm in Arizona with a national portfolio of legal services that includes political, campaign finance, and employment law. The firm specializes in the formation and operation of political action committees, campaign finance, independent expenditure and c4 compliance. It also represents employees who have been wrongly terminated, especially those covered by whistleblower protections.

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Political Law

Torres Law Group’s political law services focus on three general areas:

  • Advice on the formation and operation of political entities, including compliance with state and federal campaign finance law.
  • Litigation and appellate work on elections and voting rights
  • Legal support of lobbying efforts particularly around pro-labor legislation.

Formation/operation

Torres Law Group, PLLC advises every species of political committee in Arizona. Among its current and past clients are political parties, the state’s largest separate segregated funds, and every form of direct democracy committee: initiative, referendum, and recall. TLG provides clear, timely advice to decision makers on everything from what will disqualify a petition signature, to how to respond to a takedown letter, to when state and federal independent expenditure notices must be filed. The firm assists organizations in forming political committees and civic engagement focused 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s. TLG attorneys have served in a variety of roles—chief counsel for a state agency, assistant attorney general in the Solicitor General’s Office and candidate for statewide office—that allow the firm to offer a unique perspective on advice to its clients. The firm also offers monthly flat-fee billing, which importantly enables entities to budget for legal services and removes the incentive for committee staff to wait until an issue becomes a problem to seek advice.

Political Law Litigation

If individual workers have been the victim of wage theft, TLG can represent them in a lawsuit to recover wages through a variety of tools, including Fair Labor Standards Act claims and third-party beneficiary contract claims. TLG can also represent employees who have been wrongly terminated, especially those who are covered by whistleblower protection.

 

Labor Law Lobbying

In addition to political and election law, TLG prides itself on providing labor law services to Arizona’s trade unions. That includes providing advice on lobbying for pro-labor initiatives such as responsible contractor, apprentice utilization and paid sick leave ordinances and legislation.

Labor Law

Torres Law Group’s labor law services focus on three general areas:

  • Labor law services provided to the union, for the benefit of the union
  • Employment law work provided on behalf of individual union members
  • Government relations law that helps the local improve the environment in which it functions

Labor Law

Our consulting firm, Torres Consulting & Law Group, LLC, has recovered millions of dollars in wage theft for workers across the country when we discover non-signatory contractors failing to comply with Davis-Bacon and other prevailing wage laws. As such, TLG is uniquely positioned to attack cheating in federal court using the False Claims Act and other legal tools, particularly when a local has firsthand knowledge of contractors evading prevailing wage law. TLG understands the LMRDA and provides advice on compliance with Department of Labor regulations on union elections, including avoiding improper use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools. TLG can also assist your local in filing or responding to unfair labor practices charges, as well as disciplinary or contract interpretation arbitrations. TLG’s legal services will assist your local at any phase of an organizing campaign, whether mobilizing potential members through concerted activity, training salts, defending your right to picket, reviewing handbills, or pulling the trigger on recognition. TLG can also assist in negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, or even working with employees forming the initial 501(c)(5) organization.

Employment Law

If individual workers have been the victim of wage theft, TLG can represent them in a lawsuit to recover wages through a variety of tools, including Fair Labor Standards Act claims and third-party beneficiary contract claims. TLG can also represent employees who have been wrongly terminated, especially those who are covered by whistleblower protection.

Government Relations Law

TLG built its reputation advancing the cause of Arizona trade unions by strengthening their Political Action Committees and enhancing their Lobbying efforts at all levels of government. Thus, in addition to ensuring that your local and your members are protected under existing law, TLG stands ready to assist you in creating better laws and better working conditions for your members through lobbying and political action.

Staff

Israel G. Torres
Managing Partner
Saman Golestan
Associate Attorney
Jacqueline Mendez Soto
Associate Attorney
Monse Vejar
Legal Secretary