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Government & Regulatory Affairs

Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy

With a proven track record in business development, economic development, and government lobbying, Clark Hill’s role as a steadfast client advocate with the executive and legislative branches of government is unmatched in the industry.

Our teams work on a federal, state-wide, and local basis to identify and form coalitions of like-minded individuals and businesses.

Lobbying

Our team is an established leader in government relations in state capitols and Washington, D.C. We offer complete direct lobbying services and representation at the federal, state, and local levels. Our team analyzes and frames your business objectives, then develops a solid plan with key officials to help you achieve them. We understand the policies and procedures necessary to navigate the relationship between business and government, and we act as a liaison for our clients to ensure they receive the exposure, attention, and representation necessary to address their issues and achieve their goals.

Legislative Monitoring

We provide policy and legislative monitoring, political analysis, and opposition research for our clients. Our team applies state-of-the-art research tools to review legislative history, committee reports, congressional records, bills, resolutions, and other government resources. We supply reports and research data to position our initiatives at the forefront of key political agendas and recommend action in the best interest of our clients.

Business Development

Our team creates funding strategies, procurement assistance, and budget and appropriations requests. We work with clients to secure funding through federal, state, and local governments for various initiatives. We recognize that these funding strategies are useful in accomplishing other legislative and policy goals, and we develop plans and monitor their progress to assist in those endeavors.

Economic Development

Our Economic Development and Tax & Incentive group is made up of experienced attorneys and professionals who work with their clients to successfully navigate the intersection of government and business. As the number and complexity of government-sponsored economic development initiatives continue to expand, businesses, nonprofits, and even governments themselves are turning to us for comprehensive, experienced counsel. We understand how economic development works, and we know how to make it work for our clients. On behalf of governments and government-sponsored entities, we develop programs to achieve economic development objectives, as well as access and integrate applicable programs and resources from the federal government or other applicable entities. For businesses and nonprofit clients, we help in the identification, analysis, access of, and compliance with appropriate economic development and tax & incentive programs from the federal to the local level. From Detroit to Lansing to Washington, D.C. and beyond, our Economic Development and Tax & Incentive group brings together experienced attorneys, legal professionals, and other team members with experience in various legislative, executive, regulatory, and other governmental and public policy positions, as well as more than 30 years of firm experience in governmental and public affairs counsel.