Existing budget pressures, coupled with ongoing regulatory burdens and continued cuts in funding, are creating a challenging environment in which to achieve business and civic objectives. A highly skilled legal advocate can help clear governmental hurdles and establish a pathway to success.
Akerman assists clients in advancing and achieving their legislative goals in the state capitals where we have offices. Our team of lawyers and policy professionals, including current legislators and former legislative aides, agency division directors, and corporate executives, represents private businesses, public utilities, cities, counties, and school districts. We have a thorough understanding of the state appropriations process and a long track record of influencing public policy development. Using strong bipartisan relationships with key decision makers in state administrations, we work on our clients' behalf to obtain or prevent legislative vetoes, and enact, repeal, or amend rules to optimize the effect on our clients.