The lawyers in the Government Strategies Practice Group have expertise in formulating, assessing, and implementing strategies concerning governmental matters (executive, legislative, and administrative) to achieve our clients’ goals. Members of the group – many of whom have worked in the public sector – maintain a strong network of relationships with policymakers at all levels of government. Reinforced by the expertise in the firm’s other Departments and Practice Groups, our attorneys can develop cost-effective, practical solutions to legal and political problems.
Our work in resolving legislative, regulatory, and administrative issues includes:
Representation Before Regulatory Bodies
We represent clients in legislative, regulatory and administrative matters at all levels of government. At the local level, our lawyers’ expertise includes:
We have acted as counsel for large industrial development projects (up to $200 million). We have provided strategic advice, identified and obtained necessary permits, licenses and approvals and rendered legal opinions to secure financing.
At the state level we have broad experience in negotiating with, and obtaining permits from, Massachusetts regulators, including:
We have also handled contested administrative proceedings before Massachusetts divisions, boards and commissions, including:
At the federal level, we have represented clients in regulatory, investigative and enforcement matters involving agencies, departments and commissions, including:
The Government Strategies Practice Group Coordinator is Melinda M. Phelps.