I Need to Hire a Lobbyist
Stateside makes qualified lobbyist referrals at no charge to our clients.
Since our inception, connecting our clients with the right lobbyists has been a core mission of our firm.
Stateside begins by understanding our client’s need. Passing or killing bills, ongoing brand representation, regulatory advocacy and public sector sales support are among the reasons why a lobbyist may be needed.
Our professionals work with state and local lobbyists every day and have since 1988. We know the right questions to ask the clients and the prospective lobbyists. And, we know how to evaluate all of the information in order to make the best recommendations.
All Stateside clients – for consulting, issue management, Groups or monitoring services – receive lobbyist referrals at no additional charge. Each engagement typically results in two-to-three lobbyist referrals.
Lobbyists have different strengths and talents. For each client engagement, Stateside takes a fresh look at each potential firm in our network to evaluate their current capability, capacity, experience, style, registered (and unregistered) clients, social media profile and ethics compliance record. Conflicts are checked and cleared before a recommendation is provided to the client.
We are not lobbyist brokers. There is never any commission, fee-splitting or other compensation to Stateside from the lobbyists we refer, nor do we mark-up lobbyist fees on the occasion they are billed through us. We operate in a fully transparent manner with respect to all lobbyist and client relationships.
Our large network of lobbyists around the country enables us to quickly and expertly identify the right lobbyist for an engagement, whether for long-term representation or to respond to a quickly developing crisis.
Stateside maintains regular communications with over 700 state and local lobbying firms nationwide. Lobbyist firms pay no fee to participate in this informal network of lobbyists, but keep Stateside updated about their practices, capabilities and clients. In return, firms receive regular Stateside reports and other information.