The Legislative and Governmental Affairs area of practice of the Firm combines a unique blend of attorneys and legislative experts. The collective experience of this group includes service not only as legislative counsel to the State’s leading trade associations and private industries, but experience serving within the legislative and executive branches as well. This extensive knowledge is vital in providing effective representation before the Governor and Cabinet, the Florida Legislature, Florida’s executive branch agencies, and numerous layers of local government.
Reflecting the diverse and comprehensive experience of the members of this practice area, the Firm’s legislative clients have included a wide range of different businesses and industries, including major retailers, insurance companies, high technology companies, a variety of competitive telecommunications providers, business associations, electric power utilities, and financial services providers. Successful legislative representation often requires a team approach that draws upon the Firm’s subject matter knowledge and experience in other practice areas.
The range of services available to clients includes legislative bill drafting, bill tracking and analysis, all facets of debate and representation before legislative committees and state agencies, and advocacy with individual members of the legislative and executive branches.