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 shape it. 

Parsons’ Government Relations team drafts and lobbies for specific legislation that benefits our clients, but of equal importance, we identify and alert clients when proposed legislation arises that could adversely affect them or their operations. Our proactive approach to government enables us to often give our clients advance notice of legislative and regulatory proposals that may dramatically impact their businesses. In turn, we communicate their interests to legislators early in the legislative process, leading to success both in defending and advancing client interests. Our past legislative work has not only allowed clients to continue their businesses unhindered by government interference but has often allowed them to embark on new business ventures. 

Our Government Relations team is comprised of a core of attorneys and professionals who provide clients with diverse political backgrounds and familiarity with day-to-day legislative processes. Clients draw upon the expertise of our attorneys and professionals in specific practices areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Communications
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Human resources
  • Public lands
  • Financial services
  • Health care
  • Tax
  • Water rights

Together, our government relations professionals are adept at:

  • Drafting and passing laws of specific benefit to clients
  • Preventing laws that would harm clients’ interests
  • Building coalitions of individual companies and associations with common interests to advance clients’ goals
  • Monitoring general legislative regulatory activities
  • Representing the general interests of specific clients before governmental bodies