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Steven H. Sholk ’81 Has "Unwavering Dedication" to Mastering Law, Campaign Finance and Cooking

Steven H. Sholk '81

For an attorney with a creative streak, immersion in the complexities of campaign finance and executive compensation might seem to block artistic expression. But Steven H. Sholk ’81, a director in the corporate department at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., hasn’t let that stop him.

His avenues for creativity are work-related in the contracts he drafts and articles he writes, and delectably personal in his hobby of perfecting his baking and cooking skills.

In campaign finance, Sholk’s firm drafts and negotiates employment agreements for campaign committees and agreements with fundraisers, political consultants and other vendors. Additional duties include preparing campaign solicitation materials, reviewing invitations to fundraising events and advising corporations and trade associations on creating and operating political action committees (PACs).

PACs’ money-raising and contribution activities with campaigns have long complicated campaign finance.

“We advise the candidate and the campaign committee’s personnel on compliance with the anti-coordination rules, which are especially important in an era of super PACs and a broad array of advocacy organizations,” Sholk says.

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