Election and campaign finance lawyer Leo Glickman helps New York candidates qualify for public matching funds, and get and stay on the ballot.

— Public Money — Public Money

New York has a new public funding program for State elections. For 25+ years, Leo Glickman has helped campaigns navigate the complexities of campaign finance to maximize public funding and avoid penalties.

— Get on the Ballot — Get on the Ballot

Making it on the ballot takes a major effort - even with enough signatures, technicalities can trip up a campaign. Call today to get your campaign up and running.

— Stay on the Ballot — Stay on the Ballot

Opponents may try to knock you off the ballot, or you may want to challenge your opponent. Leo Glickman has a strong record on both sides.

— Other Governmental and Campaign Laws —

Leo Glickman represents elected officials, PACs and tax exempt entities in matters including ethics and conflicts of interest law, criminal defense, tax, First Amendment and compliance with local regulations.


Leo Glickman

New York election lawyer

Leo Glickman of Stoll, Glickman & Bellina has represented Democratic candidates since 2001, with a specialty in campaign finance and ballot access. Leo’s practice has taken him throughout New York State, from Plattsburgh to Buffalo to Long Island and all points between.

Leveraging his early career work at the New York City Campaign Finance Board, Leo Glickman has a deep knowledge of NYC’s public campaign financing program. For 20+ years, he has helped clients comply with and qualify for public funds, uniquely positioning him to represent candidates running for New York State offices as they navigate the State’s new public matching program.



The prosecutor, the ex-president and the ‘zombie’ case that came back to life

Election and civil rights lawyer Leo Glickman said such a charge against Trump “fits within the letter of the law,” though he added that he can’t think of a previous case “in which the law has been used in precisely this way.” “I’m very curious to see what he does, because it is novel, but […]

Republican Tenney Leads in Last Undecided 2020 House Race

Leo Glickman, an election lawyer who isn’t involved in the dispute, said ballot scanners are accurate in general. “It’s rare to see a major discrepancy,” he said. “Every now and then you might see one just because of the way a voter colored in a ballot.”

The long wait for New York City election results

“The Board of Elections itself generally will not publicly update numbers until they’re ready to certify for the whole city,” said Leo Glickman, an election lawyer and partner at Stoll, Glickman & Bellina LLP, though he noted that campaigns may still informally share unofficial results from overseeing the count.

‘Shenanigans’ on Progressive Kat Brezler in White Plains NY Democratic Primary Endemic of Intraparty Struggle

In a tweet, Brezler’s lawyer, Leo Glickman, said pointing out the party’s bad behavior to his client is part of the political struggle of the moment. “I know in this age of Trump many of us just don’t want to hear complaints about Democrats,” said Glickman. “And frankly, I do get it. But the people critical of […]

Rangel Leads Espaillat In Primary Race After Additional Ballots Counted

“We have identified many instances in which people were turned away from the polls,” Leo Glickman said, adding he’s reviewing possible voter suppression, too.


Can’t Get There from Here? The First Public Funds Payment is May 13

The primary election is on June 25.  Chances are you’re ramping up your campaign and spending money on petitioning and visibility.  It sure would be nice to get public funds now, but they’re not coming until May 13 at the earliest.  So, what should you do? Well, you have options, but each comes with compliance […]

3 Months From the First Public Funds Payment… Or Not!

I blogged about the campaign finance bill that was passed by the legislature back on On June 21, 2023.  I must admit, I assumed it would be signed within a few weeks.  But here we are three months later, and it still has not been delivered to the Governor.  The Unsigned Bill v. The Law […]

Protect Your Campaign Against Fraudulent Fundraising Practices

At the last Meeting of the NY Public Campaign Finance Board, Commissioner Peter Kosinski asked what the Board was doing to stop fraudulent matching fund claims.  He referenced the latest story about indicted straw donors in the City program.  CAMPAIGN FINANCE FRAUDSTERS GET CAUGHT In every election cycle campaigns and contributors are caught engaging in […]

Critical Changes to Know About Public Finance System

New York’s Public Campaign Finance System makes hundreds of thousands of matching dollars available to candidates for the State Legislature who qualify, comply with legal requirements, and meet certain financial thresholds in their fundraising.  Now the State Legislature has passed changes to the new state Public Campaign Finance Law that will have significant impacts for […]

Expenditure Limits in the State Public Finance Program

There are many similarities between the New York City and State public funding programs.  One area they significantly diverge is in expenditure limitations.  The New York City program still has expenditure limits for participating campaigns, the State program does not.  State legislators got it right.         Some of the ideas behind imposing expenditure limits are […]

Public Funding of Elections Comes to NY!

You probably haven’t heard, because there’s barely been a whisper about it.  A google search tonight revealed two news items about it.  But a political earthquake has shaken New York.  Campaign finance reform, and voluntary public funding of election campaigns, have come to New York. Governor Hochul and the legislature have come to an agreement […]