Government & Public Affairs

StrategySmith’s government & public affairs practice provides strategic advice and representation to clients across industries regarding business development, procurement, investigations, municipal & legislative affairs, lobbying, business-to-government outreach and issues management. We manage a variety of government & public affairs efforts on behalf of clients, including regulatory actions and crisis management.

The StrategySmith government & public affairs practice provides comprehensive, cost-effective service, assisting clients with everything from establishing and maintaining effective government relations and regulatory compliance to helping with procurement efforts and advocating legislative change.

Understanding the regulatory framework affecting our clients’ business operations is of paramount importance, and we are particularly adept at assisting those companies in regulated industries with compliance matters.

Strategic Advice, Advocacy & Issues Management Working closely with our clients’ senior officers and staff, we help develop and coordinate strategies to effect positive change. StrategySmith executes and monitors communications to government officials, decision-makers and affected constituencies such as trade organizations. Grant has been a part of numerous government services roll-outs and has managed many of the critical path tasks.

Business Development & Procurement StrategySmith regularly represents clients during the procurement process regarding competitive bidding, responding to requests for proposals and negotiating contract terms. Should it become necessary, StrategySmith will prosecute and coordinate any procurement protest required to ensure a fair and transparent process. We also represent clients seeking commitments for public/private ventures or initiatives.

Legislative Affairs & Lobbying StrategySmith assists clients with lobbying efforts, promoting and defending their interests before legislators and executive branch officials regarding pending and proposed legislation. We can also perform supplemental advocacy, initiate polling, conduct statistical analysis of polling results, and coordinate grassroots coalitions and public relations initiatives.

Land Use & Zoning StrategySmith has been involved in numerous matters of Land Use, Zoning, variances and eminent domain. We take a holistic approach to these issues which always intersects with the desires of communities and the needs of landowners. There is always a bridge that can be built between these two competing interests. Demonstrating the benefits to public entity is always a starting point to a successful outcome.