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Governmental Relations

Governmental Relations, Economic Development, Administrative Law, and Professional Association Administration 

Hinkle attorneys provide integrated, industry-specific governmental relations services. When your company needs to work with legislative leaders, the Governor’s administration, or regulatory agencies, it is critical to have a team of professionals who have long-established working relationships with policy-makers and regulators. When your business needs to provide input on business critical issues these same relationships can make the difference in achieving your enterprise’s goals.

Whether your company operates globally or is regional, government relations demands in-depth knowledge of the jurisdiction, economy, political structure, culture, and key decision-makers and stakeholders. You need local experience that can help your company grow its business and avoid regulatory entanglements. Our attorneys have a depth of understanding in policy-making, legislative advocacy, and regulatory issues that impact all economic sectors, including: healthcare, insurance, construction/design professionals, restaurant/hospitality & food/beverage, manufacturing, education, energy, technology, banking/finance, and employee benefits.

The legislative and regulatory processes often demand those with deep subject matter experience to assist in developing a broader understanding of business needs. With our beginning to end approach on statutory changes, we can provide the right information at the right time. This ensures that government and the private sector are communicating effectively regarding public policy and the regulatory environment in a way that supports a vibrant economy.

Given our experience in government relations, economic development, and administrative law, numerous professional and industry associations have retained our attorneys to provide comprehensive administrative services. In doing so, professional associations can reduce their in-house administrative cost while improving their ability to achieve their overall strategic goals on critical issues. Hinkle provides regular updates on the legislative, regulatory, and judicial landscape, and on economic factors that affect association members.

Areas of focus include:
  • Advocacy on Legislation, Public Policy, and Regulatory Issues
  • Dispute Resolution with Governmental Agencies
  • Government Procurement
  • Public/Private Financing and Grants
  • Federal, State, Municipal/Administrative law
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governmental Investigations/Audits
  • Zoning

When utilizing a public-facing service its important clients have confidence their external activities remain bound to a lawyer’s duty of loyalty and confidentiality. When your business needs help navigating a governmental process, have Hinkle be your guide.

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