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Government Relations

Government Relations


Overview

Smith Moore Leatherwood is excited to expand our presence in Raleigh with the formation of our government relations practice team. We understand how the legislative and executive branches operate and bring years of public policy experience on behalf of our clients. From direct advocacy for legislation to improving legislation through amendments to defeating legislation detrimental to clients’ interest, we have experience in all aspects of the process. Our skilled attorneys have represented a wide range of entities and interests, from large corporations and trade associations to smaller non-profits. The team has assisted businesses in the process of obtaining state and local incentives and other economic development opportunities to enable development and expansion of footprints within North Carolina and create much-needed jobs. While our focus is on government relations, we also coordinate with attorneys throughout the firm in numerous areas of the law, including antitrust, finance, employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, health care law, securities, and tax law to assist clients with their legislative needs.

Our government relations practice team is available to help clients:
 

  • Identify opportunities and challenges;
  • Draft legislation, testimony, and other materials;
  • Develop strategy based on client needs;
  • Form coalitions around issues;
  • Monitor all aspects of the process; and
  • Implement grassroots advocacy.
Attorneys
NAME TITLE LOCATION CONTACT
Of Counsel
(919) 755-8757
Attorney
(919) 755-8822
Of Counsel
(919) 755-8741
DISCLAIMER

Each of our lawyer's e-mail address is provided with his or her biography. If you are not a current client of our firm, you should not e-mail our lawyers with any confidential information or any information about a specific legal matter, given that our firm may presently represent persons or companies who have interests that are adverse to you. If you are not a current client and you e-mail any lawyer in our firm, you do so without any expectation of confidentiality. We will not establish a professional relationship with you via e-mail. Instead, you should contact our firm by telephone so that we can determine whether we are in a position to consult with you about any legal matters before you share any confidential or sensitive information with us.