Government Affairs and Lobbying

Individuals, facilities, practices, and associations have the opportunity to influence public policies, agency rule making, and legislation by taking action at the local, state, and national levels.

If you have considered addressing government issues that impact your personal life or profession, you should contact a government relations attorney experienced in the legislative process, agency policy, and rule making.

The attorneys at McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP have worked extensively with legislators, legislative staff, regulatory boards, and health care professionals across the state. With our combined experience and networks, we can use our skills to help you make a difference. Contact us today to discuss your goals and begin moving forward with a plan. 

Guiding You Through Government Affairs and Lobbying

Although anyone can submit an opinion to a lawmaker or agency, when you work closely with an experienced government relations attorney, you enhance your possible impact and can take advantage of their networking to more quickly establish a professional rapport. We have contacts and connections with health care licensing agencies as well as private sector and government health care organizations at all levels because of our work in professional license defense. We can typically assist you with one or more of the following:

Health Care Law Reform

With extensive experience working with legislators and their staffs who influence health care laws and policies, we can help you make a difference. If you are interested in making new rules, revising burdensome regulations, and addressing problems or concerns with existing or proposed laws and policies, the assistance of our government relations attorneys could be invaluable given their experience dealing with medical license defense. We understand the importance of professional representation in this context and are comfortable advocating and guiding our clients on related projects. Visit our Health Care Law Reform page to learn more about how our health care lawyers can help you.

Agency Rulemaking

Government agencies regulate daily practice operations through rules and policies as well as various statutes. If you are interested in effectively persuading those who make agency rules, our administrative law attorneys can help you gather the necessary information and present it.

Nonprofit Advocacy

It often takes careful organization and connections at various levels of government to successfully influence legislation and rulemaking. We have the skills and experience to do so through effective communication and longstanding relationships. We can help you if you or your organization is faced with testifying before the legislature or one of its committees. Our government relations lawyers can guide you in regard to testifying, lobbying, writing position papers, and organizing coalitions to make a difference.

Grassroots Legislative Training

We can help you with the tools you need to influence legislators in local, state, and national arenas. If you need information about advocacy and lobbying at the grassroots level, contact us. Our local government attorneys offer legislative orientation classes and grass roots training sessions as well as working group and coalition guidance along with overall leadership development.

A Government Relations Attorney Can Help You

Individuals and organizations have an interest in influencing legislation, policy making, and rule adoption at all levels of the government. However, there is a process which has to be followed to successfully engage with legislators and other decision makers. With decades of experience, our government relations attorneys can help guide you through the process and make your efforts more effective.

We will listen to your goals and help you develop a plan to make a difference. Contact McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP today to find out how we can help.