Our firm is well positioned to advocate client interests before federal and state agencies, as well as in executive offices and legislative forums. From lobbying to financing surrounding TARP Funds to government purchasing, we have a history of successful experience in these areas.

Our attorneys have broad experience in advocacy before state legislatures, agencies, boards, commissions, and authorities; city councils and county commissions; and local and regional authorities. We also routinely track the process of bills and hearings; meet with legislators and their staff to advocate positions important to our clients; draft and propose amendments and legislative report language; participate in ordinance and rulemaking proceedings; and organize grass roots constituency and media contacts.

On the Federal level, our lawyers and professional staff develop and implement strategies to achieve business objectives, participate in and prepare clients for congressional hearings, and confer with members of Congress and the Administration. We counsel clients in congressional and General Accounting Office investigations and represent them before congressional investigating committees. Our attorneys and professional staff also participate on behalf of clients in national trade association meetings and industry work groups. Our attorneys and professional staff help clients both obtain and expedite government approvals and authorizations, and defend clients in agency investigations and enforcement actions. We represent individual businesses and industry groups in rulemaking proceedings. Our attorneys also represent clients in contested agency proceedings and litigate the validity and propriety of final agency decisions.

In addition, we have extensive experience throughout the firm in governmental contract agreements, finance, public private partnerships, bond work, real estate, construction and environmental issues. We actively represent both governmental agencies and clients interested in working with governmental agencies.

Government & Municipalities

Experience Highlights

Charleston International Ports, LLC v. SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA)
Serves as outside counsel to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), the fourth busiest container port in North America. In that more
Brownfields Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grant counsel to municipality
Represented a North Carolina city in writing, obtaining, and implementing its first Brownfields Assessment Grant and its first Brownfields Revolving more
Counsel on construction of the 5th Runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the City of Atlanta
The firm served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta on the construction of a 5th 9,000 foot runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta more
Legal counsel to City of Atlanta for environmental matters including resolution of citizen’s suit
The firm served as lead counsel to City of Atlanta regarding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting and enforcement more

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