State & Local Lobbying

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State and local laws impact business in many ways.

Parsons Behle & Latimer not only assists clients in complying with the law, we help shape it.

Our government relations attorneys and professionals monitor all legislation proposed in Utah to provide clients with timely information and a full range of services as well as an influential voice and presence with state and local government officials. We defend businesses from laws that would harm them and pass laws that will help them.

We can draft and lobby for specific legislation that benefits our clients, but equally important we can identify and alert clients when other proposed legislation might adversely affect them or their operations. Because we take a proactive rather than a reactive approach to government, our clients often receive advance notice of legislative and regulatory proposals that may dramatically impact their businesses and are able to communicate their interests to legislators early on in the process.

Our government relations practice is built around a core of attorneys and professionals who bring their diverse political backgrounds and familiarity with day-to-day legislative processes to bear on their work on behalf of clients. Additionally, clients draw upon the expertise of our attorneys and professionals in specific practices areas such as communications, environmental, energy, human resources, public lands, tax and water rights and myriad other areas to provide a team that is well-versed in the substantive areas of law and governmental process.

Together, our government relations professionals are adept at drafting and passing laws of specific benefit to clients, building coalitions of individual companies and associations with common interests, monitoring general legislative or regulatory activities and representing the general interests of specific clients before governmental bodies.