Most businesses have the opportunity to join trade associations, which often provide invaluable benefits to their members. These associations, however — particularly those comprised of competitors — must be extremely careful to avoid violating various federal and state antitrust laws. Tasker & Balderson PLLC has extensive experience representing trade associations and assisting them with  antitrust compliance. Typical services include:


  • Reviewing survey data, including cost, price, salary, wage, benefit, and other information;
  • Reviewing written materials distributed to the members;
  • Participating in steering-committee meetings; and
  • Reviewing meeting agendas, attending meetings, giving a plain-English antitrust presentation to the members, monitoring speakers’ presentations, monitoring members’ roundtable questions and discussions, and providing ad hoc advice.