Bryan Cave LLP
In response to client demand for representation before Missouri state legislative bodies, government agencies and regulatory entities, Bryan Cave opened its Jefferson City office in 1997. The need for such representation has increased due to the expanded role of state government in business regulation, as well as federal policy that places additional responsibilities on individual states in administering government programs and functions.
The Jefferson City office maintains active legislative, appellate and regulatory practices. Whenever the legislature is in session (and frequently during the interim), our lawyers are fully engaged in advancing our clients’ legislative agendas and strategic business objectives by working with numerous public officials, legislative committees, political caucuses and gubernatorial commissions.
In addition to practicing before state legislative bodies, Bryan Cave regularly represents clients before Missouri state agencies such as the Departments of Revenue, Economic Development, Health, Natural Resources and Social Services, as well as the Secretary of State, Securities Division and the Office of Administration.
The success of BurtonLiese is enhanced by the ability to formulate proven action plans tailored to each client’s needs. Each client has specific government issues that must be individually assessed and planned. Additionally, issues have multiple influences that must be identified and acted upon in order to be resolved in favor of the client.
BurtonLiese develops strategies by:
assessing client needs
examining potential government action
designing action plans
continuously evaluating the plan
This process helps to ensure proper strategies designed to achieve specific client goals.
Knowledgeable partners with unparalleled judgment and key contacts with government decision-makers.
Working with clients to define problems and opportunities, identify strengths and weaknesses, and develop specific objectives.
Analyzing government to determine key influencers, party positions, leadership impact, outside influences, key legislators, and desired outcomes.
Designing action plans specifically tailored to individual clients that work to successfully achieve client goals
Client Focused Objectives
We work to exceed clients expectations.
At BurtonLiese, the client is our utmost priority. Our goal is to completely understand our client’s business and goals when establishing an initial relationship. Whether it is seeking legislative action on specific issues, developing a long-term presence in the Capitol, identifying and monitoring issues, or gaining government procurement, BurtonLiese is uniquely qualified to identify and accomplish specific client objectives.
Lobbying – We are positioned to work with Democrats and Republicans, key legislative leaders and executive officials. We help quantify client objectives, dissect government, and implement winning lobbying strategies.
Budget Issues – The maze of state government budgeting is complex and can be exasperating. We are experienced in working with the budget process. By understanding the process and its complexities, budget requests and proposals have a winning opportunity.
Government Procurement – Our experience in government can help clients put together winning bids. We have worked within the procurement process and can direct client to key decision-maker.
Researching Issues – With our extensive contacts in government, we can provide information on potential government reaction to contentious issues. Issue research can include background on legislators, executive branch officials, special interest groups, opponents, allies, and identification of other important stakeholders.
Providing Political Counsel – Our broad knowledge of government and key decision-makers can be applied to forecast future issues, positioning on controversial debates, and planning for future legislative or regulatory action. We also provide advice on making strategic campaign and philanthropic contributions.
Monitoring Legislative, Regulatory, and Executive Activity – Because we are on the scene at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri and have extensive contacts, we can monitor specific legislative and regulatory initiatives on an ongoing basis. Knowing what government will do can help shape business decisions.
Catalyst is a nationally recognized influence management firm specializing in multi-state government affairs, public affairs and corporate strategy. Catalyst specifically focuses on state legislative efforts, Attorneys General outreach, corporate strategy and grassroots campaigns.
We represent Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations and businesses of all sizes with a modern approach that is successfully influencing policies at the federal, state and local levels.
We employ cutting edge tactics to government affairs, public affairs and corporate relations ensuring our clients are excelling and expanding their sphere of influence. Catalyst’s clients benefit from the unique experiences, relationships and networks we have developed across the country.
At Flotron McIntosh, we strive to join our client’s interests with good public policy initiatives so that policymakers can better serve their constituencies. This can be done through any number of methods, such as:
Considering our clients’ interest in legislative recommendations
Incorporating our clients’ interest into budget proposals
Monitoring legislation that affects our clients
Developing briefing documents for legislators on key issues relating to clients’ position
Proposing modifications to make legislation or regulations more favorable to our clients
Testifying and/or serve as clients’ spokesman to the legislature
Counteracting misguided “grassroots” efforts
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John Bardgett & Associates, Inc. (JBA) is a governmental consulting and association management firm, primarily focused on representing clients’ interests in the State of Missouri at the legislative, executive, and state department levels. On occasion, JBA has been involved in lobbying local governing bodies on specific issues. JBA’s client list represents some of the top corporations in our country as well as professional and trade associations in our state. We have a total of six full-time lobbyists who work on JBA clients’ issues.
JBA maintains fully staffed offices in both Jefferson City and St. Louis which provides clients with the most up to date and timely information available. Both offices are equipped with state of the art telecommunication facilities and have meeting space available for client needs.
John Bardgett, Jr., president of JBA, has been lobbying in the State of Missouri since 1980. JBA has six full-time lobbyists working on a wide range of client issues in Jefferson City. JBA also contracts with other lobbyists on a case by case and as needed basis.
As one of the top lobbying firms in the State of Missouri, JBA has become quite selective in its clientele. JBA is very proud of the fact that some of the top corporations in the country, as well as professional and trade associations in our state have had long standing relationships with JBA. Whether the issue is increasing a state appropriation in difficult economic times or leading a coalition of lobbyists on a statewide legislative issue, JBA has developed a reputation for getting the job done while maintaining the highest level of integrity.
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