What the FEC

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  • PAC entrepreneurs, owners, administrators and board members
  • Candidates, campaign staff and political consultants
  • Professionals who advise political and social welfare organizations (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers)
  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about how election campaigns work behind the scenes

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Meet Ben

Ben Palkowski is an attorney and CPA who focuses primarily on federal and state election compliance; the creation of political organizations and social welfare organizations; and political consulting (including opposition candidate research). Ben previously worked as an attorney and lobbyist at a large northern New England law firm representing Fortune 500 corporations and trade associations. Prior to that, Ben worked as legislative director for a state employee union and in numerous positions in political organizations and campaigns. Learn more about Ben and his services at BenPalkowski.com or ElectionLawCPA.com.


  • Preparing and filing political organization or social welfare organization start-up documentation
  • Election compliance
  • Campaign consulting and auditing
  • Opposition research
  • Tax preparation and filing